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Sigaram Thodu Review

Sigaram Thodu Review
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UTV Motion Pictures
Cast:
Vikram Prabhu, Sathyaraj, Monal Gajjar, K.S.Ravikumar, Sathish, Kovai Sarala
Direction:
Gaurav
Production:
Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Music:
D. Imman

Sigaram Thodu

IndiaGlitz [Friday, September 12, 2014 • Tamil] Comments

Looking at Vikram Prabhu’s trend of movies, the producers might want to call him as a safe bet and with Sigaram Thodu, the grandson of the legendary actor looks to take that reputation home. Putting on the Khaki has always been the dream of any actor, and Vikram Prabhu has the privilege of doing justice to the prestigious linen. Gaurav has scripted a story around the life of a retired cop and the burning desire of a parent to fulfill their ambition through their kids, and when the roads cross what happens?

The Movie

A Police ceremony; where the cops are felicitated for exhibiting their exemplary piece of bravery on the grounds, there is a cop who has lost a leg, and then comes a woman with her child; receives the medal of honor on behalf of her husband who lost his life in an encounter. The little tear that she sheds evokes Goosebumps and makes you salute the next cop you would see. Director Gaurav stresses the role of a retired policeman essayed by Sathyaraj who wants his son to fulfill his lost ambitions.

On the other hand is Vikram prabhu the dutiful son who nowhere has the idea to enter the Police station and looks himself as a bank manager in future. Well, this forms one part of the story, and Gaurav shells out the looming issue of ATM loots that became quite common recently, and then he spins another tale where the bubbly Monal plays Vikram’s beau who detests Police and has no intention of marrying a cop. This sums up the first half, that with some of Sathish’s one liners, a few touching father-son sentiments and romance. The second half forms the crux; with the aspiration of every individual taking its toll, and emotions, fights, twists take the front seat.

Whats good

There has been a number of movies on Father-Son bond, the emotional toil they both need to go through, Sigaram Thodu is one such movie which banks on powerful performances from the lead cast. Sathyraj is an enigma to watch, his body language, and jumps to the situation and steals the main act from the hero. The little expectations of a father sweeps you off the feet, thanks to Gaurav’s smart and emotional screenplay.
Vikram Prabhu matures with every movie and in Sigram Thodu there is a lot of scope for the actor to emote, he has improved his sluggish body language which lagged in his previous movies and brings the majestic feel of a policeman. That said there is enough scope for the actor to improve his comic sense. Sathish is his usual self, the friend you want to have with sly cupid ideas, one liner and what not. The rest of the cast do justice to their roles with Monal looking clean and sweet in looks and acting wise. Imman’s BGM is sensuous and has an emotional connect to the movie, apart from Taku Taku, the other songs are more enjoyable with the visuals than the tune itself.
The ATM robbery, behind the scenes where the planning and execution of the card fraud is quite new in terms of cinematic experience, hats off to the director.

Whats bad

As always, a director trying to make a sentimental movie falls in trap for the length, screenplay and romance. Starting off well, the romance segment appears quite too long for comfort with the first half itself looks never ending.

Why, how and what?

  • The major crime of this movie is around ATM card fraud; surprisingly the pressure from the banks to dig the scam is not shown convincingly.
  • The biggest crooks of the town, most wanted; their escape scene is too lethargic to be shrugged off.
  • As and again, song placement comes as a major hiccup.

That said; a commercial entertainer that should go down well in A, B and C classes!

Verdict : Value for money!

Rating : 3 / 5

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