Singam 3 Movie Review
Cast: Suriya, Shruti Haasan, Thakur Anoop Singh, Anushka Shetty, Vivek, Raadhika, Nithin Sathya, Soori, ‘Robot’ Shankar and others
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Written & directed by: Hari
Produced by: Gnanavel Raja & Dhaval Gada
After missing its tryst with theatres a few times, Suriya’s much-awaited and long-delayed Si3 is finally in theatres now. The film’s release, incidentally, was under a cloud even on Wednesday in view of the fluid political situation prevailing in the State. It can be said with some degree of certainty that it was indeed worth the wait!
The third movie in the Singam series has Suriya in the role of the unmistakable honest cop Durai Singam. Hari, who has easily become the most favourite and comfortable director of Suriya, first tried Suriya in the role of cop Durai Singam in Singam. From a reluctant cop, Durai Singam became more pro-active in the second part Singam 2 where he went all the way to the African continent to chase down the culprit Danny.
Si3 has a more alert and focused Durai Singam who takes on the international crime mafia of Vitthal Prasad (Thakur Anoop Singh). Scripted in the backdrop of a volatile situation in Andhra Pradesh after the state was split, , the film has Durai Singam going to Andhra to investigate the murder of Vizag police commissioner after the State police is unable to crack the crime and apprehend the culprits.
Durai Singam adapts a different way of investigation, which leads him to a much bigger criminal network operating from Australia. It’s about a serious offense of dumping tons of medical waste from Australia in Indian soil. The mafia leader Vitthal has strong connections in the power corridor. His father is a central minister. He has loyal persons in police force and government apart from powerful dons. Durai Singam cares a damn and dares to take on the mighty international mafia.
Meanwhile, he gets into trouble because of a misadventure of a young girl (Shruti Haasan), who later falls in love with him. Durai Singam, who is married to kavya (Anushka) discourages Shruti.
Durai Singam is quite focused, active and powerful enough to overcome all the hurdles and defeats the culprits.
Making a sequel to a successful movie is a big challenge. Doing it twice is a bigger challenge. Director Hari has achieved this with aplomb. He has once again made the script move as fast as an express train. His pacy screenplay hardly gives audiences time to go out for a smoke or have some snacks. He has designed well the investigation portions and action sequences. The dialogues are powerful and appealing as always.
The comedy portion and Shruti’s love episode prove to be the dampeners. Otherwise Hari has pulled of a mass entertainer riding on the powerful acting of Suriya.
Suriya has no doubt brought huge energy to his character and seems to be getting very keen to get into the ‘khaki’ uniform and into the ‘Durai Singam’ mode. Pre-intermission stage is not so interesting but still holds the viewers’ interest thanks to Suriya’s sincere portrayal.
Anushka Shetty and Shruti Haasan have nothing much to add to the movie, which entirely dependent on Hari’s racy script and Suriya’s strong performance. Shruti provides some glamour.
Soori’s effort to make us laugh falls flat.
Thakur Anoop Singh as villain is quite impressive. His appearance is intimidating and his acting is worth mentioning.
Harris Jayaraj’s tunes are not that catchy while his back ground score is effective.
• Suriya’s performance
• Action-packed sequences
• Lack of comedy
• Romantic portions
Verdict: Hari – Suriya combo has once again worked out. The fast moving movie has all the ingredients to be an entertainer.