Hari is a director known to indulge in some pot boiling commercial film making, and nothing less. The movie shoots off right from where Singam was left off, the diehard Duraisingam avenging his pride, only to be delegated as an undercover agent to unearth the venal events that take place on the coastline. He moonlights his secret mission by posing as an NCC officer of a school, and yet Hari makes him look powerful.
And as you may have predicted, Hansika is the beautiful damsel whose one sided love story shoots off, and elsewhere is Anushka aka Kavya still waiting for Duraisingam. Trying to squeeze too much in the box, Hari then introduces three antagonists who are armed to kill anyone who interrupts their smuggling. Santhanam is the office boy who plays Pakki giving us jolts of giggles also playing as the sidekick for a while. If Singam had Erimalai's comedy sending us in guffaws, well this time Erimalai's tenure is more of a character role than comic.
Now with all the fiasco in the first half, second half is about Duraisingam's antics in bringing the baddies down to justice including the International smuggler Danny. So what leads up is quite predictable, yet to watch and find out.
Ups & Downs:
Main Hoon Surya Singam II is everything you would look for, love, masala, sentiment, raw Action and so on, however adding a slight overdose to every single element mentioned, as a whole it almost topples over. Hari's justification to Duraisingam's character deserves a special mention as yet again this will also be a tribute to the cops, such is the power the role delivers. Suriya carries the octane energy from the first part intact and if the intro scene was viola unleashed, then the scene when he resumes DSP command is MASS undoubtedly.
The movie is all about Duraisingam "The one man army" who is the usual loud and honest. Unlike the first part where Prakash Raj's character had some justice, three villains and none really make a mark according to the script. Hari could've given some more power to the antagonists, to make it look evenly matched. Given the space for baddies, it just adds to the endless list of outwitting and action sequences.Priyan's camera work is pretty laudable for the scenes in South Africa, however back here it's a lot of tilts and zooms.
Another mismatch in the movie comes in the form of the heroines, both loosely fit into the story. Hansika, though is always a treat to watch is abruptly cut short in the second half without proper justice and Anushka's role is not meaty either, making her presence as an extended cameo with songs. Santhanam steals the show with his USP of one liners and witty jokes, however Vivek's character has been sized down. Yet another big crater size hole in this movie is DSP's BGM and music, which does not offer anything new and is monotonous.
Ergo, exiting Main Surya Singam II will send you mixed reactions as the problem with the movie is its overdose of everything stuffed in a bag that overflows. However the intentions of the director are pretty clear, a mass pot boiling commercial cinema that will surely entertain you, if not for its arguable length.
Verdict : watch it for Suriya!