Superstar Surya and director Hari's third combo film Singam was a superhit at the Box Office. Following this success, the movie was remade in Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and a few Indian languages. This super-hit hat-trick jodi is back with a sequel to the film and their latest offering Singam 2 is more racy, promising and entertaining than its prequel. The director has employed double dose of every commercial element to make it a mass masala potboiler.
Singam 2 is a romantic action movie with double dose of
each commercial element to appeal to all class of the audiences.
Surya's electrifying performance is the main highlight in it.
Hari's interesting story, racy narration and hard-hitting
dialogues, Devi Sri Prasad's music and background score, Priyan's
beautiful picturisation, Vivek-Santhnam's rib tickling comedy,
wonderfully choreographed action, stunt and dance sequences,
beautiful locales and art work are other big attractions of the
film. Lengthy screenplay, routine stuff and poor characterisation
of villain are some of its major drawbacks.
In the climax of Singam, Duraisingam decides to resign for his post of police officer and goes back to his village after ending big-time extortionist Mayil Vaaganam's mafia dealings. But seeing his courage and smartness, the Home Minister assigns him a new duty of unearthing the weapon smuggling. The story of Singam 2 begins here. Set in Thoothukudi, this sequel features Duraisingam going undercover to find out the international don behind these alleged activities.
Following the Home Minister's order, Duraisingam (Surya) starts
working as an NCC teacher at a school in Thoothukudi. After
uncovering a dangerous criminal network, he sets up 'Operation D'
to nab international drug dealer. How he traps him will form the
crux of the story, which is a treat to watch on screen.
Continue to read complete Singam 2 movie review
Singam 2 - First Half
The first half of Singam 2 has fast-paced narration and
is very interesting with comedy and action packed scenes. But this
portion is quite lengthy as the director has forced too many
aspects. The result is that every scene is suppressed and shortened
to cut-short the duration. You may also feel like watching it on
fast forward mode. If it tests the endurance of your bladder, don't
Singam 2 - Second Half
The twist at the interval sets your mood to enjoy the thriller.
But the movie soon goes predictable in the second half. The
director repeated the same mistake he did in the first half. The
climax is also predictable and an average fare.
As usual, Surya excels in his role and he has delivered a
brilliant performance. After all, Singam 2 is his show and
he rocks you in all action, dance, comedy and romantic scenes. His
dialogue delivery is natural and loud. His acting seems to be more
matured in Singam 2 compared to its prequel.
Anushka, Hansika - As Heroines
Anushka Shetty seems to have less scope for her role in
Singam 2, when compared to her role in its prequel. She
has done justice to the given opportunity. Her chemistry with Surya
is sure to rock you again. Compared to Anushka, other heroine
Hansika has even less screen presence. She has also done justice to
If you ask to name one biggest mistake of Hari in Singam
2 is his characterisation. The director seems to have employed
too many characters and has failed to provide them proper screen
presence. Except Surya, all other characters, including heroines
and villains, just come and go. But all artists have done justice
to the given space. Santhanam and Vivek try to evoke laughter with
cliched lines. The presence of all villains put together in
Singam 2 is not equal to that of Prakash Raj in its
Devi Sri Prasad's Music
Singam 2 has rich production values and Devi Sri
Prasad's soundtracks and background scores are main highlights in
the technical front. But when compared to the music of its prequel,
DSP has failed to hit the mark.
Priyan's Camera Work
The picturisation is another highlight in the technical front.
Priyan has captured some of the best angles in beautiful locales
like Kerala, Tuticorin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Malaysia, Tirunelveli
and Karaikudi, Durban, Cape Town and Joburg in South Africa as well
as Kenya. His cinematography is a visual treat and a big asset for
the film Singam 2.
Singam 2 - Other Technical Departments
The punch dialogues and well-choreographed action and chase
scenes are among the main attractions of the film. Editor VT
Vijayan should have trimmed certain scene and shortened the length
especially in the second half, which has a bit dragging narration.
Other technicians have done a commendable job.
Singam 2 - Verdict
Singam 2 is a typical Hari style movie, which is
routine, loud, long and racy. The director has forced too much
content, which demands more characters and time. But he has made it
watchable and enjoyable action entertainer. Singam 2 is
not as good as its prequel, but is definitely not bad too. This
movie will come as a relief for Surya after 7Am Arivu and
Maatraan. Thanks to Hari.
Singam 2 - Cast & Crew
Producer: S Lakshman Kumar
Cast: Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Vivek, Santhanam, Danny Sapani, Radha Ravi, Nassar, Vijayakumar, Rahman, Mukesh Rishi, Mansoor Ali Khan and Nizhalgal Ravi
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Release date: July 5, 2013