A self-obsessed female entrepreneur who is on a mission to conquer the world, a lust-hungry politician who eyes this aforementioned woman and a young man caught between these two characters forms the crux of this Telugu drama. The plot of Sita may seem comprehensive to a six-year old kid, right? No, it's not! Sita is all about the lead character, played by Kajal Aggarwal, who finds herself in a tangle she needs to save herself and her property (and also the obsession about herself) from Basavaraj, played by Sonu Sood, who is after her because of an agreement they made. Raghu Ram, essayed by Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas, is now trying to shield Sita and also harbouring dreams to make her his life partner.
What's it about:
Sita eyes a slum property and hires Basavaraj to vacate the land and remove the people. The two sign an agreement in which Sita has to spend a month with Basavaraj, who is lust-hungry and head-over-heels in love with her beauty. Amidst this situation, Sita's father passes away, who has named Raghu Ram, who lived miles away in Bhutan, as the owner of his property worth crores. Sita figures that the only way to get out of Basavaraj's trap is to inherit her father's property, bribe the police officials and the people in the slum, and get back all her about-to-be-gone property and ego. But destiny has a different screenplay for her which unfolds in the film.
Kajal shines bright in her role as Sita and brings great energy to her role. Sita is one of those self-obsessed characters who cannot see herself losing or doing anything wrong. The 50-films old actress brings all her experience to the table and makes Sita a worthy watch. Sonu Sood looks dynamic and seems to understand what the Telugu audience looks for in a villain. His finesse as the ruthless, yet subtle, antagonist makes you hate him while you also accept that his perspective is correct to an extent. Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas puts up a good show despite the restrictions his character has. Raghu Ram is unlike any of his previous characters, which were vibrant and dynamic on screen. Here, Sreenivas had to be subtle and low-lying which the actor has delivered perfectly. Sita also features Abhimanyu Singh and veteran actor Tanikella Bharani in key roles and both these seasoned actors put up a good show.
It is not easy to handle a plot where it is hard to figure out who the lead protagonist is. At numerous points, Sita leaves you wondering who the protagonist is – Kajal or Sreenivas. While Kajal's portrayal is the highlight of the film, it is also her character which can be a bit of an overdose at times. Action sequences defy logic royally, songs seem like they are a rip-off of other films and there are umpteen such moments which will test your patience. For a moment, you might feel that Sita is a Hindi film dubbed into Telugu because it is evident that Sonu Sood and Ahimanyu Singh mouthed their dialogues in Hindi. Mannara Chopra's character is indefinable and has relevance worth only one context. The comedy is forced in the narrative and will make you think what is wrong with Tollywood filmmakers these days. Sreenivas has an unusual habit of saying Uh Oh! in the film at numerous times which is hard to digest, for it is out of context and unsuitable for many scenes. Music by Anup Rubens needs a special mention because there is nothing that it contributes to the plot. The customary habit of sticking to the same music composer by Telugu filmmakers definitely needs to change as the songs sound similar in most of them.
While the list could go on, Sita, in totality, is hard on you and crawls to end and falls flat inevitably. We go with a 1.5 for Sita.
1.5 out of 5
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