Movie: Singam 3 / Si3
Cast: Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Shruti Haasan
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Editor: V T Vijayan
Genre: Action, Thriller
What is it about: It serves as the third instalment to the “Singam” series. In this Durai Singam (Suriya) is recalled for an operation from another state Police Department to resolve the murder case of a Police Commissioner. And what happens during the investigation forms the crux of the story directed by Hari.
Why it’s disappointing: Finally this film saw the face of theatres after multiple postponements, the fans awaiting the release were very excited but the excitement doesn’t last much. The film right from beginning till the end, doesn’t care about a logic nor a notion to drive the story. Let’s get to the compromise of a commercial masala flick. But even then there will be a logic in executing the illogical one. Director Hari ignorantly supersedes the logic making it a dry affair.
There are one too many flaws in the film, if you start to ponder on them, the length given to be definitely not enough. To start with the characters in the film, who were just used for the face value rather than their talents. All of them looked lost, let’s start with Shruti Hassan. She was annoyingly disappointing, her character was the most foolish one and it looks very fake and she once again made a fool of herself. A potential gone in vain.
Then it was Anushka Shetty, who was just cast for the sake of being a sequel and the timeline did not sync this time, and she looked out of place.
The villains, played by Sharat Saxena & Thakur Anoop Singh. Sharat is a well-defined character artist from Bollywood, his potential was not justified. Thakur who is debuting in Kollywood, was focussed more on flexing muscles rather concentrating on acting. His body language did not fit right there.
Singam had Vivek, Singam 2 had Vivek and Santhanam. But in Singam 3, Soori was irritating and Robo Shankar was confused.
The cinematography by Priyan was a disaster. Too much of drone shots which are charged way fast and I don’t understand the fish eye view for most of the scenes. The camera doesn’t stay in one place moving too fast making it a discomfort for the audience.
Music was not good neither the song nor the background score, Harris Jayaraj, job not done well.
What to watch out for: One consolation in the film was Suriya, who tries his level best to make this one a manageable film. But it was too much on his shoulder, as the screenplay was weak and pointless. Still he made the film move forward.
The editing by VT Vijayan was sharp and he did a good job in sewing all the scenes to a tight pace, making the travel less difficult.
Verdict: Hari, couldn’t do justice to the series. He could not hold the audience’s attention this time. May be he thought he could get away with it. In spite of Suriya’s honest attempt, the film falls flat due to poor screenplay. Definitely not worth a watch.