• Cast Suriya, ,
  • BannerPrince Pictures
  • Editor V. T. Vijayan
  • Cinematography Priyan
  • Music
  • Producer S Lakshman Kumar
  • Director Hari
  • Audio release date NA

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Singham review


Posted: 05 July 2013-09:13 AM

Narasimham (Suriya), the powerful cop after a good haul in the first installment [Yamudu] carries an undercover surveillance operation in Kakinada town with the support of the Home Minister (Vijay Kumar) and keeps an eye on suspicious smuggling activities while waiting for the right time to take charge officially. He works as a NCC teacher in a private school where Satya (Hansika), an intermediate student develops lust for Narasimham (with a few impressive scenes). Narasimham tries to council her but eventually discovers her uncle Thyagaraju (Rahman) to be a big player in the drug mafia along with his partner Bhai (Mukesh Rushi) and the international kingpin Michael Kong a.k.a Danny (British Actor Danny Sapani) helped by Sahayam (Rajendran). While the Simham is busy getting into action, Kavya (Anushka) waits to get married to him which is initially suspended by her reluctant would-be father-in-law (Narasimham’s father). To curtail a communal riot episode, Narasimham resumes charge as the Deputy Commissioner of Police of Kakinada town and how he busts the drug dealing mafia and the international kingpin Danny through his ‘Operation D’ forms the plot of the film.

Suriya has once again proved why he is one of the few class acts of this generation. He has unleashed the vigor and valor of a powerful Indian cop ‘Narasimham’ with aplomb and gusto. His élan is matchless on-screen with rest of the cast playing their part and surrendering to his one-man-show.
Anushka was pertained to songs and few dialogs. Please don’t expect her to do anything more than this.
On the other hand, Hansika turns out to be a crucial character in the film. She fits the bill as a school girl so well that one can’t ignore her sweet appearances.
Unlike Mukesh Rushi, Rahman surprises us with his intense portrayal of a cool baddie. 

The debutant villain, British actor Danny was impressive as an international kingpin with his attire but has got nothing much to do except for firing some bullets and yelling on the mobile phones to kill the hero.

Santhanam and Vivek did their jobs to tickle our ribs with in their boundaries.

You can hardly get a glimpse of an actor like Nassar in the film while Vijay Kumar and K. Viswanath were lucky enough in this regard – they have a much better duration.

Director Hari who has brought Simham onto the celluloid, has in a way established a vernacular franchise of a super cop in the South with this second installment of Yamudu.
He tries to stuff an elephant into a rat hole by containing the story of this sequel into just a three-hour drama. His protagonist (the powerful cop character ‘Narasimham’) scores brownie points as a shrewd gutsy cop but his antagonist ends up a dud except for the bad appeal as an international kingpin. He neither has some wicked plans to execute nor some babes to romance, not even some drug deals except for touring the world on a godforsaken cruise. Unlike the first one, he gets two other unnecessary conventional dumb head villains to fall prey to the wit of the hero in this second installment. Instead he could have got an equally witty villain that would have given a spicier plot.
Though the subplot with Hansika and the occasional comedy by Santhanam and Vivek has the viewer entertained in the first half, his second half is too overloaded with action that causes nothing short of a headache to the viewer. And our beloved Narasimham is either seen vigorously romancing the villains or busy getting his ‘Singham dance’ right in the second half.
But his screenplay and pacy editing emerge as the Knight in the shining armor for the film and he deserves a tap for this. And also, he is lucky enough to get his dialogs and lyrics sensible in Telugu unlike many dubbing films.

We are extremely saddened to say that our beloved Southern Rockstar Devi Sri Prasad sorry D.S.P has given a so-so album unlike the previous chartbuster (Yamudu). Though the songs are ‘okay’ they lack the aura his songs usually carry. Right from the item number in the beginning to the ‘Singham dance’ number, he just passed the muster much contrary to his usual superstar show.

The title number “Singham Singham…he’s Narasimham” rather a slower version this time has not aroused a whistle.
But his re-recording was absolutely brilliant at times, especially during the chases of the protagonist.

The much anticipated item song by Anjali has neither got the original spice nor the true masala. If not an exaggeration, Anjali has got not even a letter in the entire lyrics to recite except the chorus bit – poor girl!
The dialogues are sensible enough unlike many dubbing films especially “Desam kaani desam…” or the comedy one “Vayasu vachinapudu figure-u, vayasu mallinapudu sugar-u common” trigger laughter occasionally.
Except the above, nothing impressive has caught our eyes.

Singham roars aloud again… Bear it if you are immune to the noise!