Director Teja’s latest film Sita releases today. The Telugu film, starring Kajal Aggarwal as a money-minded businesswoman, has left viewers impressed and excited ever since its trailer released recently. Apart from Kajal, Sita also stars Bellamkonda Srinivas, Sonu Sood and Mannara Chopra. It has been bankrolled by Ramabrammam Sunkara.
Sita seems to have all the ingredients of a standard Telugu fare. Its trailer showed Sita (Kajal) as a ruthless but successful businesswoman who cares only about money. The film seems to have several references to Goddess Sita and her story arcs with Ram and Ravan, a hint of which we saw in the trailer too.
Bellamkonda Srinivas plays a happy-go-lucky, carefree guy who displays almost superhuman strength. Sonu Sood is the quintessential Tollywood villain, who might be the “Ravan” of this film. He is seen constantly vying for Sita and her money.
Kajal had recently said that the female-centric thriller provided her with a good scope for performance. The film marks her third collaboration with director Teja and her second film with Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas. She had previously shared screen space with him in the box office dud Kavacham.
Apart from Sita, Kajal is also awaiting the release of the Jayam Ravi-starrer Comali and Paris Paris, the official Tamil remake of the hit Bollywood film Queen. She has also been roped in as the leading lady of Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2.
Follow all the latest updates about Sita.
Sita: Our verdict
Sita works on a scene-by-scene basis as in its entirety it is mediocre at best. Teja's writing has no regard for time, place, distance and of course, logic.
'Sita ticks almost all the boxes'
@vishalmellark posted on Twitter, "@MsKajalAggarwal out of the box -check , emotional -check , brilliant acting - check , beautiful - check , good story - check ! #SITA ticks almost all the boxes ,#SitaARRIVES like a boss, oh wait , she is the boss, glad dir #teja gave this to our #kajal instead of anyone #bae"
'Kajal Aggarwal steals the show'
@vasu_patnaik wrote on Twitter, "#SITA a new age story..very different and very fresh story line seen in recent times..@MsKajalAggarwal steals the show...simply superb!!! @BSaiSreenivas characterisation and his innocence in his acting @tejagaru is back once again and bgm @anuprubens"
'Kajal Aggarwal sets the screens on fire'
"Watch #SITA for @MsKajalAggarwal. Brilliantly done! Energetic and very refreshing #KajalAggarwal. She is the big positive for this movie! She sets the screens on fire!" @PvkInfotainment said via Twitter.
Kajal Aggarwal on working with Bellamkonda Srinivas
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Kajal Aggarwal said, "My working experience with him was very nice. We have very good compatibility. I think we broke the ice during Kavacham. Sita needed that kind of chemistry. I am glad that this was our second film. Because I think it kind of helped us and Sai Sreenivas’s character is very challenging. I think it is more difficult than my role. His character is more difficult to understand and perform. He has done a wonderful job. He has really raised the bar for himself. I think Teja sir wanted someone who looks vulnerable and at the same time macho. Now that’s a rare combination and I think he fits the bill perfectly."
Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas on what made his accept Sita
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas said, "It is the content of the movie. Teja sir always come up with trend-setting ideas for his movies. In Sita, the female protagonist is over ambitious and she lands in trouble with a 'temporary commitment'! The story is all about how she comes out of it. For me, it is an entirely new idea and the story is very entertaining with different characters."
Kajal Aggarwal's best performance?
@Sahasrahere tweeted, "@MsKajalAggarwal watched #Sita. It's ur career best performance! Ultra glamorous ! U proved again kajuu! Noo words! U lived in the role! Amazing performance! Really noo words I say! Waiting for more n more performances like this! U stealed the show!. Love you kaju❤"
Fans pin hope on Kajal Aggarwal
@PavanSurvi shared on Twitter, "#Sita is referred mostly in our daily lives to women in India as an example for many things,but this one seems to challenge those notions with Kajal in a bold avatar.Not really hyped up but want a good escape from routine& good movie on this Friday. Hoping it would be"
On the fence about watching Sita? Check out the trailer of Kajal Aggarwal's film
'Sita gave me the satisfaction of doing a good film'
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas said, "Sita gave me the satisfaction of doing a good film. As an actor, I am completely satisfied. It gave me the scope to showcase different variations in my acting. I am feeling lucky to have got this character."
Sita arrives, says Kajal Aggarwal
Kajal Aggarwal posted on Twitter, "#SitaARRIVES Enjoy the movie at your nearest theaters! #SITA @tejagaru @BSaiSreenivas @SonuSood @memannara @anuprubens @AKentsOfficial @AnilSunkara1 @kishore_Atv @AbhishekOfficl"