SI3 aka Singam 3 movie review. A hat-trick for Hari and Surya duo.
SI3 aka Singam 3 is the third movie in Singam franchise and 25th movie of Tamil actor Surya.
“Nan pakradhelam thingara onai ila, pasicha matum vetai aadra Singam. Ipo kola pasila eruke, yedhu ketachalum vetaiyadra verila eruke, yedhirla yevan vandhalum yeri midhichutu poite erupe.”
Plot Summary: Dhurai Singam, the universal cop (What they call him) is called to investigate the murder of the commissioner of police in Visagapatinam. After investigation what Singam finds out shocks everyone. He traces the man behind it and takes the challenge to him. What did Dhurai Singam finds out? Who killed the commissioner? How Dhurai Singam wins the challenge was narrated in a fast phased 155 minutes.
Directed by: Hari
Music by: Harris Jayaraj
Distributed by: Pen movies
Running time: 155 minutes
Release date: 09-02-2017
Goosebumps review: Singam 3 is going to be another hit in Hari and Surya’s carrier. Despite few boring scenes the movie manages to lives up the expectation. Surya rules the screen. Goosebumps guaranteed, half a bunch at least.
Critics: (3.8 / 5) | Audience: (4 / 5)
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Taking a movie franchise to a new level in every installment is not that easy and making every installment a hit is a rare feat. But director Hari has done it each time in his Singam series. The 7 year old franchise has come out with another edge of the seat entertainer.
The story sets in soon after the title card. This time the backdrop is Andhra Pradesh. The first half an hour was slow. At times a stretch and yawn accompanies the fans. But once the investigation gets intense (especially the one day operation) the movie, like the camera of Priyan moves faster. The last hour an hour before the interval kicked out the dizziness.
Second half has every element to entertain the audience – except a song. When the cat and mouse game begins between Surya and the antagonist there was no time to look back. Everything Surya does get a whistle from the audience. The climax was much predictable one. Hari has left the franchise open again (Might have an idea of S4).
As mentioned earlier the first half an hour or so was a drag. The item song adds up to the tiresome. This time Hari has brought a less familiar face (Don’t expect Anjali again) to dance. A 10 minutes flashback about Surya and Anushka was enforced only for a song – It was predictable. Though few fans (including me) were busy preparing their mind for a boring film, Hari was busy webbing the story around.
Once Surya kicks the one day operation the story kick starts as well. The investigation scenes pull back the audience into the movie. The truth behind the murder of the commissioner was a possible reality. Though the audience knows the true antagonist, Surya was kept unknown throughout the first half (Pity of him). Unlike Singam 2 the interval block gives the Antagonist the upper hand.
After interval the movie travels as a cat and mouse game. The scenes in Australia were predictable with few Hari’s touch. The way Surya catches the return flight to India was Goosebumps moment for Singam and Surya fans.
The hacking scenes were great for a movie but only technical team should answer the logic behind it. Each and every move by Surya in the second half brings in whistles. But the last fifteen minutes was a drag the movie again.
There are few emotional dialogues and proud moments as well. Singam plants himself as an Indian as well as a decent human being in every opportunity he gets.
Surya as Dhurai Singam has done an exceptional job. His entry just reveals what he is going to do the entire movie. His expressions in the action scenes, his emotional dialogues and confident walk carve him as a real police officer in the audience’s mind. Surya fans will celebrate him throughout the movie for sure.
Anushka Shetty as Kavya was used only for a song and a few scenes. Her screen presence was comparatively less, but has done a good job. “A wife might want her husband to be away from problems, but not a lover” her Singam 1 dialogue proves to be right this time. Anushka was a worried wife rather than a motivating lover.
Shruthi Hassan as Vidhya aka Agni impresses in the initial scenes, but once the movie sets in she does feel like a burden. She was introduced along with Surya in the same scene. Her character was predictable in the first half and her actions too in the second half (Thank God she didn’t face the same fate as Hansika). Off course she has a song to dance with Surya.
Sharat Saxena as Reddy was not that powerful as an antagonist. His physic does threaten but not his actions. Thakur Anoop Singh as Vittal Prasad was a muscular antagonist. He has done a decent job. Though his slang was not understandable at times, he manages impress the audience.
Soori was roped in for comedy track which fails miserably. It slows down the phase of the movie and it didn’t create a moment of laughter as well. Robo Shankar who was seen as a comedian so far has got a serious role which he delivers with perfection (But watching his comedies were good rather than a serious police officer).
Krish as Surya’s assistant has delivered what was needed for the role. Radhika Sarath Kumar and Sarath Babu Impresses in the fewer frames they appear. All the other characters have done a good job.
Team Technical aspects:
Priyan, the man behind the camera has done a great job. His camera has traveled at the same phase as the story. Off course it travels from a continent to continent in seconds. Editing by V.T.Vijayan and T.S.Jay was good as well. They have placed the right scenes at the right time.
Harris Jeyaraj was one of the greatest disappointments I felt. The BGM was ok but not that appealing. Once the words Singam… Singam… fades away the BGM too fades with it. Wifi Wifi was the only line I could remember from the songs. I am sorry sir but that’s the truth.
Hari has put in lot of hard works. As I said before many franchise fails after the first movie but Hari still maintain the tempo of Singam. His screenplay was great and crisp. He hooks in the audience till the end of the movie (Except the climax). Though his stories are predictable he makes it exciting.
Though the movie was a fast phased and entertaining one there few side-lines as well. The first half an hour sets the story but fails to impress. Shruthi’s character feels like a forced one. Once her true identity is revealed she doesn’t have anything to do (So do what all the second leads do). Soori’s comedy track was another forced element. Most of his scenes slow down the movie.
There were many logical loop holes (Off course you guessed it. I am not sure about the hacking part but why all the officers except Surya and his team were double agents? One might feel the same when watching the movie. In the entire police department Surya was the only brainy. All the others wait for him to crack the code. Human bodies were thrown like a cricket ball throughout the movie. Surya is the only man shoots the criminals without failing.
Hehe: The theatre owners should distribute ear buds with the tickets.
Though the sidelines drag the movie the tight screenplay and Surya’s acting will never let you down. The Singam franchise saves itself with another hit for sure. Family audience will love it; if you are a lover of mass entertainer don’t miss it. Surya’s fans will go crazy.
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