If you’re a fan of Suriya, then do yourself a favour and stay away
What is Singam about?
It’s the story of a small town policeman, played by Narasimham, who locks horns with an international villain called Danny, who considers himself the king of Indian Ocean. Working on a secret mission, Narasimham learns that Danny has his empire spread across the coast of Indian Ocean, which includes places like Ramesharwam and Tuticorin. Suriya, who is assigned to secretly learn about all the illegal activities at the Tuticorin port, soon, takes up charge as Deputy Superintendent of Police, and personally nabs everybody involved in the drug cartel headed by Danny.
How are Suriya and the rest of the cast?
Suriya packs a powerful performance, but sadly the entire film rests on his shoulders because even with an ensemble cast of 50 actors, Singam fails to entertain. The film is lot amidst the presence of too many characters with hardly any purpose. Prakash Raj was stunning as the baddie in Yamudu, but here we have four villains, who when put together, are absolutely not even close to him.
How was Hari as the director?
The film takes off with a purpose and heads towards a decent first half. However, its post-interval is when Hari seem to have lost control over the reins of his film as he tries to make it bigger. Poor editing and a weak screenplay makes you cringe in your seats as the film almost clocks three hours. In simple words, Hari direction tests the endurance of your bladder.
How were Hansika, Anushka, Santhanam and Vivek?
It is very evident that Santhanam was merely included in the film as he is considered one of the busiest comedians in Tamil industry. Both Santhanam and Vivek hardly evoke laughter with their clichéd lines, while Hansika and Anushka have meager parts to play.
How were music and other departments?
Yamudu had some peppy numbers by Devi Sri Prasad, and a background score that synced well with the theme and emotion of the film. However, In Singam, DSP disappoints big time with tunes that are never catchy and a score that doesn’t pump the adrenaline. Editing and cinematography are passable, while the stunt department deserves some credit for choreographing some stunning stunt sequences.
2.Partly entertaining first half
1.Extended running time
3.Too many characters
Did I enjoy it?
I don’t mind visiting “Yamudu” instead.