Release Date : Sep 12,2014
Sigaram Thodu (aka) Sigaramthodu review

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: UTV Motion Pictures
Cast: Monal Gajjar, Sathyaraj, Vikram Prabhu
Direction: Gaurav
Screenplay: Gaurav
Story: Gaurav
Music: Imman
Background score: Imman
Cinematography: Vijay Ulaganathan
Dialogues: Gaurav
Editing: Praveen K.L
Stunt choreography: Billa Jagan, Dilip Subbarayan
Dance choreography: Radhika, Raju Sundaram
PRO: Nikkil
Distribution: UTV Motion Pictures
Sigaram Thodu deals with a father-son relationship. The story revolves around the dream of a father to make his son a police officer and how the son reacts to the dream with few twists in the screenplay.
Director Gaurav has chosen a script that warrants a lot of intelligence both in the screenplay and in the crime techniques associated, around which the movie travels.
Vikram Prabhu’s appearance as a police officer is justifying and the actor seems to be making it a point to choose the scripts that matches his physical appearance aptly. Sathyaraj is respectful as a sincere police officer.
Monal Gajjar, the female lead in the movie, plays the role of a doctor and also Vikram Prabhu’s love interest. Although her part in the movie is very brief, involving the song sequences and a few love portions in the first half, it is her character’s adamant nature that pushes the story into an important twist after which the movie paces to its climax.
Subtle graphics like Sathyaraj imagining his baby dressed in police uniform and the CG involved in the ‘takkunu’ song are interesting elements that adds to the visual appeal of the movie.
Sathyaraj’s character has been etched out well and the director has been keen on pointing out things as tiny as him paying money at a tea stall, in spite of being a police officer. The process involved in the ‘money refilling’ in ATMs, have been shot in a very intriguing manner and the portrayal of how money is being stolen from ATMs are good examples of the intelligence in the script.
Praveen KL’s editing definitely needs a special mention in the movie as the cuts and transitions are extremely pleasing, playing a very important aspect in the racy second half. The editing has been neatly complemented with some interesting point of view camera (POV) angles that have been used in abundance in the movie.
The transition that portrays Sathyaraj lifting Vikram Prabhu and swirling him around dissolving into sugar being mixed in a coffee cup is one instance of where the editing and POV camera shot has worked hand in hand to bring out an interesting visual.
Imman’s background music plays a neat role in the script, especially during the pre climax action sequence.
Although the movie has been interestingly scripted and the central actors have done their parts well, the ‘not-very-interesting’ comedy, the unconvincing romance portions and the song placements in the first half lets the movie down. Humour doesn’t work as the director intended it to be and one might get the feeling that major segments of the first half could have been written better.
Produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur under the banner UTV Motion Pictures, Sigaram Thodu can be watched for its racy second half.
Verdict: An enjoyable thriller with a little less engaging first half.
( 2.75 / 5.0 )


Sigaram Thodu (aka) Sigaramthodu

Sigaram Thodu (aka) Sigaramthodu is a Tamil movie with production by UTV Motion Pictures, direction by Gaurav, cinematography by Vijay Ulaganathan, editing by Praveen K.L. The cast of Sigaram Thodu (aka) Sigaramthodu includes Monal Gajjar, Sathyaraj, Vikram Prabhu.