Banner: R Studios
Production: Rajesh Khanna
Direction: Arshad Khan
Star-casts: Arshad Khan, Prajan, Akshay, Ujjainee, Mithuna, Saara and others
Music: Abbas Rabi
When Tamil cinema is witnessing certain good quality films, there are still few filmmakers who’re brimmed with ostentatious ideas. Saa Boo Thri is nothing but replicated ideas from various western side flicks as well Bollywood movies that are indeed so famous here amongst Tamil film buffs.
What was Arshad Khan’s idea while he penned this script? We aren’t blaming about the filmmaker for everyone’s idea seems to be substantial from their point of view. We’ve no rights to comment about his perceptions on the story.
But then, the film must really do well across any one of the centres amongst A, B or C. Saa Boo Thri is spotted with matured themes with realms of double etendre lines, which gradually shrinks our faces as we’re watching the film along with family members.
Precisely, there happens to be a particular story of Prajan and Sara (married couples). Though, it’s likely seeming to be similar with SRK’s previous release of 2008 and Mitr – My friend (ideas shared between husband and wife through email without knowing their real online identities), it has some interesting elements to watch. But remaining two portions, especially Arshad Khan falling in love with a woman elder in age is an exact copycat of Akshay Khanna-Dimple Kapadia affair in ‘DIL CHAHTA HAI’.
The film revolves around 3 friends: Pal (Arshad Khan), Keerthi (Prajan) and Akshay (Bala) residing across the same area. Much alike the famous Hindi movie we mentioned (DIL CHAHTA Hai starring Aamir Khan, Akshay Khanna and Saif Ali Khan), the film is about these friends and their love approach. Keerthi is married to Jo (Mithuna), but they don’t even dare to look at each other for a moment resulting in misunderstanding. Pal has great likeliness for women elder in age to him and finds a woman and decides to propose her. Akshay (Bala) falls in love with Sherin (Pinky) and later he falls for Lekha (Mithuna). With all these friends on the verge of something they never predicted is followed by unexpected things falling disorder.
Saa Boo Thri can be better labeled as a ‘Gen Next flick’, but fails to engross the young cohorts of Tamil audiences. Prajan does a decent job living up to expectations while Arshad Khan looks cool in front of camera and seems to be confident. Mithuna, Ujjainee and others have done justice to their roles. Bala is okay. Musical score by Abbas Rafi isn’t worth listening to and the director could’ve more focused on technical aspects.
Finally, ‘Saa Boo Thri’ may hold some special attention amongst multiplex audiences, but then we aren’t sure about the film’s success at box office. Arshad Khan better luck time, you can do better.