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Sivalinga (U)

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Duration

2 hrs 36 mins

Audience Review

149 Ratings

Release Date

14 Apr 2017
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews Updated: April 18, 2017 10:00 AM IST

If you have ever wondered how the love child of Chandramukhi and Kanchana will look like, Sivalinga is the answer. Even though the film is a remake of P Vasu’s own Kannada film of the same name, it feels like something that the director came up with after combining elements from the blockbusters that he and his leading man, Raghava Lawrence, have made.

The film isn’t boring or crassy (like Lawrence’s previous film, Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva), and is passable, but isn’t that too low a bar for a veteran like P Vasu to be settling for?

The story takes its own time to take off. The first half moves at slow pace amidst few fun scenes. The second half is more engaging and intense as that is where the story actually unfolds though.

Sivalinga would be Sakthi Vasudevan's good role after Ninaithale Inikkum and he has done full justice to it.

Sivalinga is more of a mass commercial film than a horror comedy.

How a CB-CID officer cracks a murder mystery considered to be a suicide with the help of some super natural elements.

Raghava Lawrence, who is still in the Kanchana hangover, often irritates with his fear for ghost act and Superstar mannerisms. It is when he moves into the huge bungalow adjacent to a graveyard with his newly married wife Satya Bama that the narrative gains momentum.

Sivalinga is a big let down by the pioneers of horror/comedy genre.

Sivalinga is a murder mystery laced with horror elements and despite a very done-to-death story and horror tricks, it’s surprising that the film works and how. The film’s revolves around the murder of an important character and the subsequent investigation to find out who was behind it.

Ritika Singh, who impressed audiences and critics alike as a boxing protégé in Saala Khadoos, proves that she’s cut out for commercial roles too.

If not for its commercial packaging, Sivalinga would have fallen flat on its face and joined the long list of unsuccessful horror comedies.

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