Watch Sahasa Simha
- 2 hr 43 min
Sahasa Simha is a 1982 Indian Kannada language action film directed by Joe Simon starring Vishnuvardhan, Udaya Kumar, and Rajyalakshmi in the lead roles. The film was produced by N. Niranjan under the banner of Sri Basaveswara Productions. The movie revolves around a young man named Suresh (Vishnuvardhan) who is a mere hotel owner but is forced to become a smuggler to save his sister from the clutches of a dreaded don named Sethu (played by Udaya Kumar). Suresh's sister is kidnapped by Sethu as she is the key witness in a murder case in which Sethu is involved. The rest of the story follows Suresh's mission to rescue his sister and bring Sethu to justice.
The movie was one of the biggest commercial hits of the year and established Vishnuvardhan as the "Sahasa Simha" (meaning Lion of Courage) in the Kannada film industry. The film was not only successful at the box office but also received critical acclaim for its slick presentation, power-packed performances, and impressive screenplay.
Vishnuvardhan excelled in his role as Suresh and proved his versatility as an actor. His portrayal of a brother's love for his sister and his transformation from a humble hotel owner to a daredevil smuggler was commendable. Udaya Kumar played the main antagonist in the film and delivered a power-packed performance. His portrayal of a ruthless don with a heart of stone was impressive and made him one of the most sought-after villains in the Kannada film industry.
Rajyalakshmi played the love interest of Vishnuvardhan in the film and provided the much-needed relief in the otherwise intense storyline. Her performance was decent and added a touch of romance to the film.
The music of the film was composed by Rajan-Nagendra and the songs were an instant hit among the audiences. The song "Nenapadadalli" became an all-time favorite among the Kannada audience and is still remembered and hummed by many music lovers.
The film was shot at various locations in Karnataka, including Bangalore, Mysore, and Shimoga. The action sequences were choreographed by stunt master Thriller Manju and were one of the highlights of the film. The climax of the film was shot on the beautiful backdrop of Jog Falls, which added to the overall grandeur of the film.
Overall, Sahasa Simha is a must-watch for all Kannada film enthusiasts. It is an action-packed entertainer that is blended with the right amount of emotions, romance, and drama. The film's storyline, powerful performances, and impressive music make it a timeless classic that is still remembered and cherished by the Kannada audiences.
Sahasa Simha is a 1982 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1.