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TAMIL CINEMA:
Enjoyable Fare: Singam


Cast: Surya, Anushka, Nasser, Prakash Raj, Vivek , Radha Ravi, Nasser and Nizhalgal Ravi
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Director: Hari



Anushka in "Singam."

Singam is a big relief amidst meaningless commercial films. Hari, who makes predictable action movies, has a good screenplay. The story is nothing new but the treatment is.

Singam is about the battles between an honest police officer and a dreaded dada. But the way Hari develops the story and the way he creates twists and turns make the movie an entertainer.

Durai Singam (Surya) is a sincere police officer in Nallore. His methods are quite different. He treats the cases as family affairs and solves them by making the concerned parties think.

He meets a beautiful girl, Kavya (Anushka), daughter of a businessman (Nasser). They fall in love.

Meanwhile Singam meets Mayil Vaaganam (Prakash Raj), a dangerous gangster in Chennai and they lock horns. The first round goes to Mayil with Durai Singam getting transferred to Chennai, which is Mayil’s stronghold. He corners Singam to the extent that the latter decides to go back to his hometown conceding defeat.

Then comes the twist in the form of Kavya’s pep talk to Singam, who decides to take on Mayil. The hunt starts.

Hari deserves kudos for his neat screenplay. The tug of war between the hero and villain is portrayed well. Most of the scenes are interesting.

Suave Surya shines in an action-oriented role. The police uniform fits him perfectly. He excels in dialogue delivery when he responds to police officers. Cute Anushka oozes sex appeal in song sequences, but her role offers little scope for performance.

Prakash Raj has delivered yet another strong performance in a powerful villai role. Vivek’s comedy track is enjoyable at parts. Radha Ravi, Nasser and Nizhalgal Ravi are passable.

Music is competent. The songs “Kadhal Vandhale” and “En Idhayam Ithuvarai” sound good. Hari could have avoided going overboard in stunt sequences and the mandatory introductory song for the hero.

Overall. Singam is enjoyable fare.

[Chennai Online]

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