Cast- Sooraj Pancholi, Palomi Ghosh, Megha Akash.
Director- Irfan Kamal
Recently, we saw some good movies made on Indian soldiers and their lives. Soldiers are always there on border to save our lives but are we doing enough for them? If you have the answer or even if you don’t have just watch satellite Shankar which focuses on this issue very smartly.
Satellite Shankar is a story of an Indian soldier Shankar (Sooraj Pancholi) and his adventurous life. He gets one week off due to an injury, but instead of resting he decides to go back home to see his mother for her long pending eye operation. The circumstances between this journey of duty to home and home to duty, Shankar takes us on adventurous yet entertaining ride.
Sooraj Pancholi comes back to the silver screen after some time and if we compare his previous film’s performance with this then in Satellite Shankar he has improvised his acting skills. Debutant Megha Akash looks beautiful and her chemistry with Sooraj is quite lovable. Palomi Ghosh is decent but her character could have been explored widely. Music of the film is average and it makes screenplay look slow at couple of occasions. But thankfully it never looked that bad. Dialogues are good but if you are expecting something energetic like ‘Uri the Surgical Strike‘ then Satellite Shankar is not that High. Director Irfan Kamal tries his best to make the story relatable to audience and he succeeds.
Cinespeaks Verdict– Satellite Shankar has its heart in the right place. However, the average narrative underplaying the film’s strengths. With 140 minutes of runtime, the film manages to touch the content for hardly some time. The best thing about the film is good things shown in the film. The soldier is serving the nation and that patriotic feeling will touch your heart. The bad thing is, those good things could have been presented in better manners.
By :- Sameer Ahire.