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Sapta Sagaradaache Ello Side A on OTT: Audiences everywhere are loving THIS particular scene in Rakshit Shetty’s film

Director Hemanth M Rao’s writing has been getting a lot of appreciation since Sapta Sagaradaache Ello Side dropped on Amazon Prime Video in 5 languages.

Sapta Sagaradaache Ello Side A on OTT: Audiences everywhere are loving THIS particular scene in Rakshit Shetty’s film
Rakshit Shetty and Gopalkrishna Deshpande in a still from the film

Last Updated: 02.09 PM, Sep 30, 2023


In the early hours of September 29, the much-talked about Kannada film Sapta Sagaradaache Ello Side A got its OTT premiere without any fanfare. But ever since it became available, it’s been one of the most widely-discussed films on social media. A day and a half later, #SaptaSagaradaacheEllo is still a trending keyword. And what’s interesting is that the topics are varied, with audiences being vocal about their appreciation for several aspects of the film.


While lead pair Rakshit Shetty and Rukmini Vasanth’s performances were lauded even during the theatrical outing, which continues now as well, the latter’s getting some special love for her “expressive eyes”. Charan Raj’s music and background score, Advaitha Gurumurthy’s magic with the camera are also being mentioned everywhere. Interestingly, several audience members have also begun showering director-writer Hemanth M Rao with praise for his nuanced writing, with one scene in particular being called out.

In the film, Rakshit Shetty plays Manu, a driver for a wealthy entrepreneur, who decides to take the fall in a hit-and-run case committed by the latter’s son. Although Priya (Rukmini Vasanth) is not on board this decision, she visits Manu in jail at every available opportunity, with their longing glances catching the attention of Manu’s fellow jailmate, Prakash (Gopalkrishna Deshpande). Audiences have fallen in love with Hemanth’s writing and execution of the scene where Prakash tells Manu that seeing Priya makes him very happy and tells the latter not to misunderstand him, as he sees her like a younger sister. Turns out, Prakash’s wife also visits him once in a fortnight, and in the two years he’s been in jail, she has found reason not to turn up at least 6-7 times already. “There’s a lot of difference between my wife and your girl,” says Prakash, explaining, “For my wife, coming here is an obligation. When the visiting time is over, she leaves with relief and never once turned around to look back at me, whereas Priya is not like that. She’s reluctant to leave you behind in this horrible place. They say, you see true love only through a woman’s eyes.”

“Beautiful writing, Hemanth”, “this scene has my heart”, “Most organic dialogue writing I've seen in recent times after Vignesh Raja's Porthozil. One of my favourite scenes this year! Hands down”, were among the many comments coming the filmmaker’s way. Sapta Sagaradaache Ello is a story that Hemanth had written after he’d assisted on Puneeth Rajkumar’s Prithvi. The story underwent several changes over the years, which he then fine-tuned along with fellow writer Gundu Shetty. In fact, Hemanth’s early drafts did not include a love story, with the protagonist taking the fall for his brother, instead.

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