Satellite Shankar follows the story of Shankar (Sooraj Pancholi) and the reason behind calling him ‘Satellite’ is he possesses a natural skill of connecting people with his words. He creates an atmosphere in which people get transported to wherever he wants. Shankar gets an 8-day leave and he requests to visit his hometown during the same.
During the journey, he visits the hometowns of his colleagues to drop their parcels. At every destination, he overcomes a new problem and in this transition, he meets two women – Parmila (Megha Akash) and Meera Bakshi (Palomi Ghosh). Parmila helps him to find love whereas Meera helps him to reach back to his base in 8 days.
Irfan Kamal along with Vishal Vijay Kumar has penned the story for Satellite Shankar which has emotions but at misplaced locations. There are ample emotional sequences but most of them are forced.
Irfan Kamal stays basic as far as direction is concerned. He uses aerial shots to capture the beauty of the traveling locations from North to South. But, weak writing doesn’t help his direction much.
Arijit Singh’s Tere Sang is the musical highlight of Satellite Shankar but apart from this none of the song worked. Sandip Shirodkar’s background score work for most of the parts.
Jitan Harmeet Singh’s cinematography is top-notch as it captures the required feel for the traveling portions. Chandan Arora’s editing could’ve been crisp because the story drags during most of the parts.
Sooraj Pancholi delivers an earnest performance but fails to leave an impact as a soldier. He’s good in the portions when he’s not behaving like a soldier. Megha Akash is remarkable in her Bollywood debut. Palomi Ghosh has a long way to go in Bollywood as she impresses her as the role of a vlogger.
Overall, Satellite Shankar is not what the makers envisioned it to be. Despite having good dramatic moments, the cliches kill the buzz.