Sikandar is an action thriller movie with all other commercial ingredients to woo the mass audience. Surya' electrifying performance is the main highlight of the film. Lingusamy's interesting story and punch dialogues, Yuvan Shankar Raja's trendy music, Santosh Sivan's brilliant cinematography, Samantha's glamour, superb action, dance and comedy scenes and beautiful costumes and locales are other attractions of the movie.
Lingusamy has written a routine story for Sikandar, which is all about guy's search for his brother. But he has spiced it up with commercial ingredients. The movie begins with a simple introduction of Surya. The first half of the film has a few romantic and funny scenes that keep you engaged. A twist at the interval, the movie gains momentum, but the second half lets you down with its boring screenplay. The climax is predictable.
Kanya Kumari based Krishna (Surya) comes to Mumbai in search of his brother Raju. In bid to find clues about his brother, he meets Kadar Bhai, who narrates the story of Raju (Surya) and his friend Chandru (Vidyut Jamwal). Things start falling apart between the two, when Raju falls in love with commissioner's daughter (Samantha). One a fine day, someone attacks on both Chandru and Raju. What happened next? Will Krishna be able to find his brother? Will Raju be get his lady love? The rest of the story answers these questions.
Surya has played double roles in Sikandar and he has done justice to both. He rocks the viewers with his sterling performance. Samantha has less scope for performance, but she impresses you with her glamourous looks. The director has failed to use talented artistes Brahmanandam. Others like Vidyut Jamwal, Soori, Rajpal Yadav, Manoj Bajpai, Dalip Tahil and Murali Sharma have done justice to their roles. Chitrangada Singh and Maryam Zakaria will also impress you with their special appearances.
Sikandar has rich production values. Yuvan Shankar Raja's songs and background score are main attractions in the technical front. Santosh Sivan has done brilliant picturisation and his cinematography is another big highlight of the film. The choreography of action and dance is just superb. Other technical departments have delivered commendable jobs in the film.
Overall, Sikandar has brilliant performances by lead actors and sound production values, but it lacks an interesting screenplay. The movie fails meet the expectations created by its promos before its release. Blame it upon Linguswamy. It may fail to impress even Surya fans. Watch it on your own risk. Continue to read Sikandar movie review by viewers.