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Starring: Suriya, Anushka, Prakash Raj, Vivek, Manoramma.
Direction: Hari
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Production: BIG Pictures
The last hurrah of the summer vacations is here. During the last weekend of the two-month long celebration for school students, comes Suriya’s twenty-fifth film, Singam arrives. Well, there has been a buzz around this film ever since it was announced a few months back. The obvious reason for that being the star cast of the film. Suriya’s red hot run at the box office has made each of his films enter theaters with more and more expectations tagged to them each time round. Add to that the fact that the film is being directed by Hari, the rural action specialist, Singam automatically became one of the biggest draws of the summer.

So, what is Singam all about? Anyone who has watched TV over the past one week will have a fair idea of what to expect from the movie. Suriya appearing as a cop for the first time since Kaakka Kaakka is the USP of Singam. Everyone will be eager to see whether Suriya is able to reprise the same glory that he garnered with the portrayal of Anbuchelvan, IPS. This time round, he will be playing Duraisingam. And, from the look of it, Duraisingam
will be a totally different cop from Anbuchelvan. If  Anbuchelvan was the quiet, but lethal cop who believed more in getting the job done rather than talking too much, Duraisingam seems to be the daringly outspoken type who lets his adversaries know what they are up against. There have been a few parallels drawn against Duraisingam and the unforgettable Aarusamy, played by Vikram in Saamy.

Hari’s penchant for action is well known. All his films basically belong to the action genre and he has surprisingly delivered good products each time without deviating too much from a path that has become a bit predictable. Only his last film, Seval, was a bit of a disappointment and he will be looking forward to erase those memories by delivering a huge hit in Singam. And, may it be third time lucky for the Hari-Suriya combination. It is not that their two earlier films, Aaru and Vel have done badly at the box office. But, this pair is still waiting for their first big hit.

On the other aspects of the film, Vivek makes an appearance in a Hari film for the first time since Saamy, where he had rocked. It has been surprising that Hari took such a long time getting back to Vivek, but he has kept delivering some good comedy with Vadivelu in all his films. The comedy track of Singam will be even more hilarious than that of Saamy, claimed Vivek during the audio launch. Let’s wait and see. Anushka is one of the big draws of Singam. Her presence in Kollywood seems to be growing by the day. One big project after the other has been following her and let’s see where Singam takes her.

Devi Sri Prasad’s music has hit the right note with the audiences and Sun Pictures has taken care that everyone in Tamil Nadu knows about the film. The promos at first did create quite a flutter with Suriya uttering one of the loudest and most bombastic dialogues of his career. And, there also seems to be plenty of high adrenalin action. Come Friday, the Singam will roar.
Tags : Singam, Suriya, Anushka, Hari, Devi Sri Prasad, Vivek, Prakash Raj
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