Out Of Theatre

Singam

Out Of Theatre
28 May, 2010 2 hrs 35 mins U
Suriya, Anushka, Prakash Raj, Radha Ravi, Vivekh
Synopsis
'Singam' manages to stand apart. It takes a while for Duraisingam ( Suriya) to get there, although once he does, it is paisa vasool for you.
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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
Movie Review: If you are one of those who is worried that this film will be too much like 'Saamy' or too close to 'Khakha Khakha', the film in which Suriya stumped movie goers with mind blowing cop presence, rest assured, your fears are unfounded. 'Singam' manages to stand apart.

However, if you are gonna go, "Everyone listen, he's on a mission" (a line in one of the songs in 'Singam'), you are only partially right. You see, it takes a while for Duraisingam ( Suriya) to get there, although once he does, it is paisa vasool for you.

It is Suriya who makes it worth the wait, until the story warms up, although to be fair, Hari keeps a tight rein on the screenplay throughout. Duraisingam is comfortable nabbing thieves who escape with temple jewels or settling petty disputes and playing cop to his relatives in Nallur village in Thoothukudi, although he would rather scale up his father's (played by Radha Ravi) 'maligai kadai' to a departmental store. He has no burning ambition in him to change the world or prove himself. Until two people cross his life.

One is Kavya (Anushka) daughter of Mahalingam (Nasser), a rich cycle tycoon. The other is Mayilvahanam (Prakash Raj), a racketeer who turns out to be involved in holding children for ransom. By the time Singam stumbles upon that, however, he and Mayil have gone around a few rounds. How Mayil removes Singam from the protective comfort of Nallur and transports him to his 'area' Thiruvanmiyur in Chennai , for the inevitable climax is what the second half is all about.

This is far racier compared to the first, and although you wonder why Suriya has been given such dud steps in 'en idhayam', the other duet, 'kadhal vandhale' makes up for it. Do we see shades of Vijay and

Simran in some of the moves in this number? Surely Hari is not spoofing here? Or music director Devi Sri Prasad? The songs ring a bell, if you know what I mean. Anushka passes muster, and you have seen better reel chemistry between Suriya and his heroines in the past. If you find out why Prakash Raj is so off-colour, do let us know. Vivekh as constable Erimalai is good in parts.

When it's a Hari film, you know what to expect when you walk into the theatre— a chess board hero who is all white, while the villain is totally black, no half measures for you. Even with a sleepy narration in the first 30 minutes or so , 'Singam' is worth a watch.
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Avg Users’ Rating 3.5/5 ( 14 users )
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A Anvesh Reddy
nice
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Gokul Deepak
simply superb
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Karunanithi gandhi
very very nice movie <br/><br/>surya costumes very well and acting Action also very well <br/><br/>vivek Comedy good <br/>handsup to director hari <br/>Story very fast moving 2.30 hours enjoy for this film
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