After a gap of four years, Sooraj Pancholi is back in the Hindi film industry with his second film, Satellite Shankar. Directed by Irfan Kamal, Satellite Shankar is a film on patriotism. A light-hearted patriotic film revolves around a soldier Shankar (Sooraj Pancholi). He is called as ‘Satellite Shankar’ by his entire battalion for his special powers of teleporting his fellow jawans with a gadget.
Moving on, one day he gets injured while fighting in Kashmir. During his eight days of sick leave, Shankar wants to see his mother in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. His leave is approved on the condition if he promises to reach the base camp on the very ninth day. The plot then shifts showcasing the hardships he faces during his journey and how he reaches back to the battalion on time. The film is all about a soldier, who is already a hero in everyday life.
Though the screenplay of the film tries to bind the audience, it gets boring most of the time. Through its 2 hour 20 minutes long duration, Sooraj has put in his full energy in dialogues and acting but all in vain due to weak direction. Megha Akash and Palomi have done justice to their characters.
The film Satellite Shankar is made with good intentions, which may compel you to think about the soldiers who put their life at stakes at the borders. Moreover, it reaches the audience in a light-hearted manner. But, its direction may fail to impress the audience.