Movie: Singam; Cast: Suriya, Anushka, Prakash Raj, Vivek

It is summer and we can feel the heat even more with “Singam” scorching the screens. The film is a classic example of a racy mass entertainer packaged with violence, action, romance and sentiment. Suriya has carved an identity for himself and has proved that 25 (it's Suriya's 25th movie) is not a mere number. His shift in body language from class to mass is commendable.

Racy story

The story revolves around Duraisingam (Suriya) an honest, diligent, police officer who wants to clear up all the bad elements and make his area a heaven. The story begins with an action sequence, which is beyond human reach. He lives in Nallur, a village in Tuticorin district, with his family and has been posted as the SI of the village. He had joined police service due to his father's compulsion. The scene shifts to Chennai where our all-time favourite Prakash Raj - who plays dada Mayilvaganam - and his brother Vaikuntam terrorise the city. Anushka (Kavya) lives in Chennai with her father an entrepreneur of a renowned cycle company. She arrives at Nallur for vacation where she meets Suriya and falls in love with him. Meanwhile Prakash Raj gets trapped by the police in a kidnap case and has to go to Nallur for legal reasons.


Now he comes face to face with Suriya and is struck by his bravery. He transfers him to Chennai, his home town to seek revenge. Now, like in all Tamil movies, how Suriya unravels all the secrets and under-the-table work of Prakash Raj and defeats him forms the rest of the plot. Suriya's screen presence is simply mind boggling. His aggressiveness is well expressed through his eyes. He has also enhanced his dancing skills. Anushka is charming and pretty and has portrayed her character with elegance. Devi Sri Prasad's music is pulsating especially the title song and “She stole my heart”. Vivek's comedy track is good but not commendable. I felt that there was an over dose of violence.

Above all, the credit goes to director Hari who has proved his mettle.

Bottomline: Punch dialogues, action, love, comedy — this is what Singam is all about. We may come across such stories in Tamil cinema but “Singam” has that spark and pace which keep it going. So to beat the summer heat, just give it a shot, you will surely enjoy it.

M. THEIVANAI, Completed Std XII, Holy Angel's School