Satellite Shankar
(2019)

(Released: Nov 8, 2019)
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Shankar (Sooraj Pancholi) is called 'Satellite Shankar' because he has a device which seems to transport people to their near and dear ones when they are missing them. Or basically, just to save a situation when needed. One that makes him very popular in his battalion.
Shankar gets a week off from his duty, owing to an injury he incurs during a crossfire on the border. But instead of spending this time resting at the hospital, he decides to visit his mother across the country, to help go through her long pending eye operation. When he heads out from Kashmir to visit his mother in Pollachi, his fellow soldiers pack him with gifts and messages for their loved ones.
The rest of the film constitutes Shankar's journey, in which he keeps missing his train because of his helpful and selfless nature. He helps out an old Bengali couple who are on the wrong train. He joins a video blogger (Palomi Ghosh) on a taxi ride as a companion and helps her bust a taxi mafia. He saves people from a bus that is electrocuted and stranded on a railway track. He fights off goons. He even helps his fellow soldier's grandma wake up from her coma like state. And for much of the screen time, Shankar keeps running. In fact, he runs so much that by the end of it, it feels like he has been running for eight days straight.

And while he is out there solving every problem under the sun, he also has to connect with a nurse, Pramila (Megha Akash), who his mother wants to set him up with for marriage.

But with the many occurrences enroute, will he able to reach her on time? And report back to duty as promised.

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