The plot centers on Ravi, who is blessed with an analytical mind. From a given situation he could logically deduce what could happen or could have happened,a trait that would soon get him into trouble. A remake of the Allu Arjun-starrer ‘Julayi’, it has action interspersed with romance and sentiment. It’s Prashanth’s return to screen after a fairly long hiatus. And one wonders why the actorchose a script which apart from its few interesting moments, is otherwise routine.
Ravi, a carefree youngster, challenges his father (Nasser) that he would earn big money in quick time. Indulging in gambling gets him into trouble. And he soon finds his life taking an unexpected turn. The early scenes take a thriller mode where the villain of the piece Bittu (Sood reprising His role from the Telugu version) and his team conduct a heist at a private bank and steal the money. Chased by cops thanks to Ravi’s analyses of the modus operandi of the gang, Bittu hides the container with the money in a waste dumping yard.
What follow is the cops tracking Bittu and Bittu after Ravi, the duo indulging in a battle of wits to trap each other. The whole scenario of The ‘witness relocation programme’ by the police to protect Ravi is a slipshod one.The plot shifts to Coimbatore where the screenplay meanders into romance, quite an insipid one. It would take a long time before it recaptures interest and returns to the thriller mode.
The songs are one too many and only slacken the pace. The role is a cake walk for Prashanth and he essays Ravi with easy assurance. Debutant Amanda provides the glamour quotient. With its real interesting moments few and far between and offering very little by way of freshness in scripting or narrative style, Saahasam is at the most an average entertainer.