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Singam 3 aka Si3 Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Thursday, February 9, 2017 • Tamil ]
Singam 3 aka Si3 Review
Studio GreenAadnah Arts
Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Shruti Haasan,Radha Ravi, Nassar, Sumithra, Janaki Sabesh, Delhi Kumar, Yuvarani, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Prem, Krish, Nithin Sathya, Soori, Robo Shankar, Chaams
K. E. Gnanavel Raja
Harris Jayaraj

Suriya and Hari, these two words go hand in hand, is it not why this is the first of a trilogy in Kollywood? With Singham, we got to witness the toughest local cop, with S2 it was when Duraisingham crossed borders to fight the baddies and in Si3 he is the Universal cop. This is yet another commercial roller coaster from the almost same team of this successful franchise which releases after immense delay. The sequels seem to keep working on its magic trick not just because of its rugged action, but also Hari’s style of retaining the local flavors even though Duraisingham has matured over the years.
With each part the adventures of Duraisingham keeps amplifying, be it a local real estate goon Prakash Raj or the International smuggler Danny the output is same. They try to outsmart Indian Police only to get outwitted by our very own Universal Cop. This time the mission starts at Visakhapatnam and is entirely set in AP, with Duraisingham marking his calendar full by chasing the baddies around the town round the clock. It’s all there, you have seen it in the first part, then in the second and yes the aerial shots, wide angle tricks are a part of the franchise and seem to continue, which probably is the foundation how Singham was built with. Being deputed to Visakhapatnam for a murder investigation, Duraisingham opens up a whole can of worms as one investigation leads to another and in the end, as one would have expected it involves a series of criminal activities that goes to the other corner of the world.
Hari’s way of dealing the screenplay has always been with pace, short scenes, punch dialogues and enough masala to cater all kind of audiences. In Si3 he has retained his usual manner of storytelling, it’s all about the chronicles of Duraisingham, the rest of the pieces just stick around him. There is an almost Hansika type similar entry for Shruti Hassan who is bubbly with her journalist role, has more comical scenes with Soori than with Suriya. Of course one might have the million dollar question "Does Duraisingham marry Kavya", well best to watch and find out. Anushka’s appearance is like " Va Ma Minnal", for a talented actress like her there could be more screen presence in the script. The first half forms the base layer for Duraisingham to snoop around illegal activities, trying to find out the real hand behind the bigger crime he goes on a hunting spree. The action picks up after the interval block as the game of outwitting each other takes the screenplay forward.
Singham franchise was built on a large star cast and Si3 is no different, this time Soori, Krish and Roboshankar join the league. Somehow we keep waiting for the talented Roboshankar to crack us up, but he is given a rather serious role and Soori keeps us on the wit side now and then. The villains as usual are heavy in power, unreachable, loud but also at the same time suffers badly in the dubbing. Somehow the thumping masala music from DSP is missing and apart from WiWi song from Harris the music including the BGM is very ordinary. The action and stunt sequences are choreographed brilliantly, in the age of heavy CGI it’s good to see some raw flying car sequences and racy chasing sequences, credits again to the director.
Si3 largely relies on the character of Duraisingham as always, all movies have the usual routine and if Hari is looking to take the franchise forward, he should probably work at bringing variety and losing the predictability factor. Suriya doesn’t look like he has aged a bit since the first part, his energy is intact and is ferocious in every take. He weighs the movie on his shoulder with his steamy body language.
Si3 majorly works for Suriya, hardcore action and racy screenplay. A weak second heroine script, mediocre songs and not enough comical elements are the negative things Hari can take back.

Verdict :  Si3 marks Duraisingham’s return, after a slow moving first half the second half works for its creamy action sequences and racy screenplay.

Rating: 3 / 5.0


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