Subha J Rao
If Hemanth M Rao’s Sapta Sagaradaache Ello Side A was about love lost and a girl losing the light in her life and her singing voice, Side B is about the reason for both trying to bring light and music back into her life.
Since both parts have released within a short span of each other, nostalgia has not had the time or chance to cover the idea of this film in a fine patina of gold, and make it acceptable irrespective of what happens on screen.
Priya lives a life that’s been downsized by time — each of her dreams crashes (a well-kept home filled with light, and, of course Manu), yet she plods on, because giving up is something this Priya can’t do.
Composer Charan Raj and Cinematographer Advaitha Gurumurthy and co-editor (with Hemanth) Sunil S Bharadwaj are pitch-perfect in their designated roles. This is a tech team that’s the stuff dreams are made of.
Multi-layered, textured feeling. And reducing it to just romance and sex is not doing it justice. What a young Manu did wrong, the older, wiser Manu sets right. That way, Manu finally rises in love, and gets to wet his feet in the ocean.