Regina Cassandra’s Saakini Daakini Telugu Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Saakini Daakini Movie Review: It’s incredibly odd for Telugu movies to feature two female leads, but it seems interesting. Starring Nivetha Thomas and Regina Cassandra, Saakini Daakinin is an authentic version of the Korean film Midnight Runners. Since the teaser for Saakini Daakini was so successful in attracting interest, the film was released today, September 16, 2022. Take a look at my in-depth assessment to see if this film is worth your time.

Saakini Daakini Movie Review



The plot begins when Shalini (Nivetha Thomas) and Dhamini (Regina Cassandra), who come from different backgrounds and meet at a police training academy, witness a kidnapping at midnight. Shalini and Dhamini’s efforts to solve the kidnapping case make up the rest of the story. Unfortunately, they have to practice together while sharing a room and have frequent arguments.

Cast & Crew

Saakini Daakini features an ensemble cast led by Nivetha Thomas and Regina Cassandra, with supporting turns from Mirchi Hemanth and Vennela Kishore. The film is directed by Sudheer Varma and produced by D Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati, and Hyunwoo Thomas Kim. Both Mikey Mc Cleary and Naresh Kumaran composed the music. Photographic duties have been assigned to Richard Prasad.

Movie Name Saakini Daakini
Director Sudheer Varma
Music Director Mikey Mc Cleary & Naresh Kumaran
Producer D Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati, and Hyunwoo Thomas Kim.
Genre Comedy, Action
Cast Regina Cassandra, Nivetha Thomas, Mirchi Hemanth, and Vennela Kishore
Cinematography Richard Prasad.

Movie Verdict

The producers of Saakini Daakini were successful in adapting the story for the tastes of the Telugu audience, resulting in a faithful reproduction of Midnight Runners. Despite what may seem like a thin plot, the film has everything it needs to keep audiences engaged from the opening credits to the closing credits. The film has a strong opening due to its great character introductions, and it only improves after the plot shifts to the school for further development. The film’s first act is hilarious because to Nivetha and Regina’s on-screen chemistry.

The kidnapping ups the stakes in the second half, and Nivetha and Regina’s efforts to solve the case keep us engaged until the very end. The emotional narrative, however, fell flat.

Nivetha and Regina are both renowned, veteran actresses with their own individual approach. Nivetha’s Telangana accent helps her tremendously when she portrays the role of Shalini in this film, despite the fact that she has never before done so. The film centers on Regina’s character, Dhamini, and her past provides much of the film’s dramatic tension; the rest of the ensemble, including Vennela Kishore, also delivers strong performances.

The first film by Sudheer Varma left an impression. Super Over, starring Naveen Chandra, marked the return of crime drama expert and producer Swamy Ra Ra. Even though we mainly went to see this film for the comedy, he did a good job with the remake.

Saakini Daakini’s good, training scenes fell short technically, despite the fact that Richard Prasad showed his expertise in night sequences and Mikey McCleary & Naresh Kumaran’s songs failed to register at all, but they wow with the background score.

Last but not least, the comedy Saakini Daakini is worth watching.

Plus Points:


Minus Points:

Thin Story Line

Lack Emotion

Rating: 3/5

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