Film: 'Sathyam'; Cast: Vishal, Nayanthara; Director: A. Rajasekhar; Music Director: Harris Jayaraj; Cinematography: R.D. Rajasekhar
'Sathyam' - a much-hyped bilingual starring Vishal and Nayanthara - looks and sounds like a badly made movie.
The main protagonist, a police officer called 'Sathyam' (Vishal), chases two politicians out to succeed an ailing chief minister of an imaginary state.
The killer turns out to be a former cop, played by Kannada star Upendra, disgusted with the system acting at the behest of another political aspirant.
After a nauseating diet of tomato ketchup passing for blood, this 135-minute tepid attempt at rehashing decades old hits of director Rajasekhar and actress Vijayashanti triggers a mad urge to rush to the exit.
Vishal falls flat playing a top policeman flaunting six pack abs. Nayanthara plays a television journalist who breaks into song at the drop of a hat.
For music, it seems composer Harris Jayaraj had lost interest in the movie so did cinematographer R.D. Rajasekhar and editor Anthony.
Give 'Sathyam' a miss