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Sikandar (Sikander) - Movie Review

Surya is one of the most popular Tamil actors in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana regions and most of his film, which released with Telugu versions, have become big hits at the Box Office here. Sikandar, the Telugu version of his latest Tamil film Anjaan, has been creating positive buzz, ever since producer Lagadapati Shridhar bought its dubbing rights. Its music and promos have garnered positive response.

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.

Rocker Rocky ‏@RockerRocky2

2nd half is a fun comedy tragedy in the movie with suriya's noice. atleast you b genuine in giving the reviews sir. #Sikandar #Flop

Nanban4mkerala ‏@NishadMfwa

#Sikandar - Average 1st half , and a below average 2nd half. Old wine , not so new bottle. Over all , very average - 2.25/5

Seetha @SeethaTweets

#Sikandar - a very ordinary and outdated script with slowww screenplay! Such a big disappointment from Lingusamy.. :(

Hari Krishna Raju ‏@harikraju

Baring pre interval scene ... #Sikandar first half falls flat.. None of the scene has a smooth ending and transition... Huh.,

AJIN @Ajinjl

#Sikandar average 1st half from reviews ... Intervel twist helped 1st half

Sunder Mass @vijaysunder1

#Surya not fit for Mass role like Don role.He is not One Man show asave the movie He only fit for acting and romance oriented movie

Akshay @akshaynalendran

1st half over. No raksha, the massive avatar of Surya till date #Sikandar.

Christopher K @Chrissuccess

#Sikandar Disappointment!!!!! Ligu screwed d whole show... Whr is the screenplay man?? U cant even keep 1 new scene???

Vithiya Gokulanathan ‏@VithiyaG

Beleive me saying as a neutral fan! No over fighting. Simply awesome first half! Racy one :D #Sikandar dayumnn! Can't wait

Seetha @SeethaTweets

Surya's efforts goes in vain because of poor screenplay and weak script. Wish he had skipped this movie

Fab Flickz ‏@FabFlickz

#Sikandar. Screenplay is the major minus for the film. It doesn't make the audience engaged. Falls short of expectations. Verdict 2.5/5.

Only Tollywood @Onlytollywood

Half way through #Sikandar. Pre-interval scene and the twist are perfectly staged. @Samanthaprabhu2 oozes tons of glamour in Kan Jaadai song.

Hari Krishna Raju @harikraju

They should not have opted for this screenplay... There is no scope for hero elevation

Seetha @SeethaTweets

Vidyut not impressive. Yuvan BGM and Santosh Sivan cinematography was commendable

Udhaya Kumar @Udhayaviper

#Sikandar 1st Half Semma Twist .. Waiting For 2nd Half .. Awesome Blockbuster Of The Year Bang Bang Bang

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