Crazy Star Ravichandran‘s legacy is set to be carried forward by his son Manoranjan, who has forayed into the film industry with Saheba. In what could be a welcome change to the industry, the young star has opted for an unconventional debut over a formulaic film.
Kids from stars’ families are often given grand entries, but in case of Manoranjan, the young star has not tried to play it to the gallery: There are no exaggerated heroism, punchy dialogues, action or romantic scenes, but a good story in which he fits the bill. Manu (Manoranjan) is an ordinary man who owns a book shop. His nature is such that every family wishes to have a son like him. On the other hand there is college-going Nandhini (Shanvi Srivastava), who believes in astrology.
Manoranjan has done a good job in his first film. He shows promise and seems pretty confident in front of the camera. Shanvi Srivastava has a good role and she makes good of the opportunity by giving a good performance. The songs and visuals are nice. The story could have been shorter by around 10-15 minutes, but it is sweet enough to hold one’s attention till the end.
This film has a sweet love story that has its entertaining moments. The film may not be the over-the-top launchpad that one usually sees, but it does have a decent mix of action, romance and comedy that can get the youngsters excited. Director Bharath, who has returned after a long break, has come out with a good film, but its biggest drawback is slow narration. Nonetheless, Saheba is a well-made film that has enough ingredients to entertain you for two-odd hours.