CHENNAI 2 SINGAPORE MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Release Date : Dec 15,2017 Movie Run Time : 2 Hours 04 Minutes Censor Rating : U

CHENNAI 2 SINGAPORE CAST & CREW
Production: Ghibran, Media Development Authority Of Singapore Cast: Anju Kurian, Gokul Anand, Rajesh Balachandiran, Shiva Keshav Direction: Abbas Akbar Screenplay: Abbas Akbar Story: Abbas Akbar Music: Ghibran Background score: Ghibran Cinematography: Karthick Nallamuthu Dialogues: Abbas Akbar Editing: Praveen K. L PRO: Suresh Chandra

Chennai 2 Singapore, a film with full of relatively fresh faces, has released with a crazy and fun-filled screenplay treatment.


This is not a travel film as the title suggests, but a film about a budding filmmaker from Chennai, who goes to Singapore, to meet a producer. Situations put him in a chaotic problem, and he has to spend a few more months in the country. How he spends those days, and what happens during that course of time is what C2S is about.


The strength of C2S is its craziness in the screenplay and a different treatment that has been presented on screen. The film is funky, cool, stylish, comical, and entertaining, but will it be the same for all type of audiences is debatable. Having said that, still, the film has few concerns here and there.


Debutante Gokul Anand is a good find, and he fits the role perfectly. His performance is mature and doesn't seem to be like a first timer. Rajesh Balachandiran, who plays Gokul's friend, scores well with his comic timings and one-liners, but if you don't accept his characterisation at the start, then it is difficult to enjoy him for the rest of the film. Same way, Shiv Keshav and rapper Emcee Jesz, have tried to be funny in every scene, but only a very few pass muster.


The film mostly takes place in Singapore. The characterisation of Rajesh and the two villains as said earlier might look alien, whom we cannot spot in our daily routine life. So, if you could accept these quirky characters, you would enjoy their scenes. The heroine's characterisation looks weak and doesn't add any big value to the film.


Also, the logical loopholes are quite plentiful and if you do not mind those, then the film might work better for you. The focus of the film is not clear, until the very end.  The engagement is an issue, as there are a few contrived comedy scenes, which no way, help in the acceleration of the film. However, the final twist might surprise.


Technically, the film sounds good, and it doesn't look like a small budget film. The visuals are colorful and eye-pleasing, and with neat frame composition, it makes the visuals look even richer. Kudos to cinematographer Karthick Nallamuthu. Ghibran's songs are a big boost, while his background score too, works in favour of the movie. The editing style of the film is different and impressive, and ample credit has to be given to Praveen K.L.


Director Abbas Akbar's sole intention to entertain people with his humour is notable, and he has succeeded to an extent. With a more engaging and fun screenplay and a confined writing, Abbas could've scored much better. Overall, audience who appreciate screenplays with different treatment and characterisations can enjoy C2S better than others.

CHENNAI 2 SINGAPORE VIDEO REVIEW

Verdict: Keep out the logic, you might enjoy the fun and crazy treatment!

BEHINDWOODS REVIEW BOARD RATING

2.25
( 2.25 / 5.0 )

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CHENNAI 2 SINGAPORE SONGS REVIEW

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Sep 11,2016

Chennai 2 Singapore is an upcoming romantic comedy film starring Gokul Anand, Rajesh Balachandiran and Anju Kurian in lead roles. Music for the film is composed by Ghibran.
 

Ro Ro Roshini 
 

Singers: Nivas

Lyrics: Karthik Netha,Ghibran
 

The trendy album begins in style with a trance-like composition equipped by superior grand piano and pulsating rhythm section. Nivas delivers a power-packed rendition which is ably supported by an enchanting electric guitar solo. The song has everything needed for a perfect modern chartbuster!
 

Gun Inbam 
 

Singers: Emcee Jesz, Sharanya Gopinath, Abbas Akbar, Shabir
Lyrics: Sikkander, Jil Sri

 

A jazzy number which reminds us of the all-time popular hit Black Velvet by Alannah Myles in terms of presentation, interludes, and perfect keys. At the same time, the song also has the feel of a modern composition in terms of orchestration.
 

Texas Poigiraen
 

Singers: Narrow Smith, Sharanya Gopinath

Lyrics:  Narrow Smith, Sarva Kannan
 

It is time for a crazy fun composition with feel good acoustic strings and stylish vocals by Narrow Smith and Sharanya Gopinath. The song has the breathtaking freshness of Alternative Rock and power-packed electric guitar touches as well. However, the composition looks less like a Tamil number and more like an international track.
 

Poda
 

Singer: RJ Balaji, Abishek

Lyrics: Sikkander, Anbukani
 

A racy number with quirky rap vocals and impactful percussions makes its presence again. The lyrics follow a storytelling format with good precision and speed. RJ Balaji does a neat job for this funky composition. The usage of mesmerizing electric guitar is another highlight of this composition. It is indeed a new experiment by Ghibran to fuse Rap, Alternative Rock, and Tamil Folk.
 

Vadi Vadi
 

Singer: Rajan Chelliah

Lyrics: Soundara Rajan
 

The trendiness is retained with another cool solo by Rajan Chelliah with powerful  Guitar touches and steady rhythm section. Soundara Rajan’s stylish lyrics are quite fun to hear. Maybe it's just us, but the song seems to have a possible resemblance to Teenage Dream by the International Pop artist Katy Perry.
 

Pogadhe Pogadhe
 

Singer: Rajan Chelliah

Lyrics: Jaya Rathakrishnan 
 

An emotional solo with swift vocals by Rajan Chellaiah is greatly supported by Trance rhythm section. The track takes the listener to a new realm of emotional journey in terms of presentation, music, and feel. Jaya Rathakrishnan's lyrics are quite sorrowful and evoke a great plethora of emotions.
 

Pogadhe Pogadhe (Female)
 

Singer:Suthasini

Lyrics: Jaya Rathakrishnan
 

A folksy and relaxing track with sultry vocals of Suthasini and compelling violin arrives in a relaxed pace. The tune breathes innocence and at the same time, the chord progression is quite peculiar. Lyrics by Jaya Rathakrishnan deserves a special mention here. The faint traces of Carnatic Raga Harikambhoji acts like an icing on this musical cake.

Verdict: Chennai 2 Singapore is a trendy album from Ghibran which suits the film’s theme perfectly. However, the repetitive factor in the tunes could have been avoided.
2.75
( 2.75 / 5.0 )

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Chennai 2 Singapore (aka) Chennai to Singapore

Chennai 2 Singapore (aka) Chennai to Singapore is a Tamil movie with production by Ghibran, Media Development Authority Of Singapore, direction by Abbas Akbar, cinematography by Karthick Nallamuthu, editing by Praveen K. L. The cast of Chennai 2 Singapore (aka) Chennai to Singapore includes Anju Kurian, Gokul Anand, Rajesh Balachandiran, Shiva Keshav.