Production: Trident Arts | Cast: Raghava Lawrence, Ritika Singh, Vadivelu | Direction: P Vasu | Screenplay: P Vasu | Story: P Vasu | Music: S.S.Thaman | Background score: S.S.Thaman | Cinematography: Sarvesh Murari | Dialogues: P.Vasu | Editing: Suresh URS | Singers: Anirudh Ravichander, Arunraja Kamaraj, Geetha Madhuri, Kalpana, Naveen, Rahul Nambiar, Ramya Behra, Shankar Mahadevan, Sri Krishna, Usha Uthup, Vijay Yesudas | Lyrics: Viveka | PRO: Nikkil Murugan | Distribution: Across Films

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Review By : Behindwoods Review Board Release Date : Apr 14,2017
Movie Run Time : 2 Hours 36 Minutes Censor Rating : U

We get to see a horror comedy film every month one after another because that is the trend. Though in most cases, we are not offered anything fresh from the earlier films, we still watch them if they are entertaining. This week too, we have a horror comedy flick but this time from the experienced trendsetters of the genre in Tamil cinema.


If not for P Vasu's Chandramukhi and Raghava Lawrence's Muni, Kanchana series, this genre wouldn't have been the much celebrated one in the last 3 years. Now 2 masters of horror comedy genre have come together for Sivalinga and let's see how this combination has churned out.


Let's start with the positives. A script that holds the suspense element till the end is what majorly makes you watch the film. Secondly, comedian Vadivelu who after a long time gets a role that gives him enough scope to strike. Though it's no way close to his best, Vadivelu does give us some moments to laugh. Raghava Lawrence's role is adequate to show both his mass screen presence as well as his comedy sense.


The story takes its own time to take off. The first half moves at slow pace amidst few fun scenes. The second half is more engaging and intense as that is where the story actually unfolds though.


We get some functional acting from Ritika Singh for the aggressive character she gets to play but her romance portions could have been enacted better. Few might feel, her expressions look like as if she is trying to imitate Jyothika's role in Chandramukhi. Sivalinga would be Sakthi Vasudevan's good role after Ninaithale Inikkum and he has done full justice to it.


SS Thaman's music works well especially the BGM. The song placement, however, looks weak. Even CG works that were used occasionally could have been done better, but the one in the climax fight was exciting visually.


Sivalinga is more of a mass commercial film than a horror comedy. P Vasu has played it to the gallery and the film might find its share of audiences who do not mind watching a loud action investigative horror thriller.

Verdict: A template commercial horror comedy that might work for the masses
( 2.25 / 5.0 )


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Jan 12,2017

Chinna Kabali
Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Naveen, Arun Kamaraj
Lyrics: Viveka

This is a proper folk dance number rendered by the versatile Shankar Mahadevan, Naveen and the current trend, ArunrajaKamaraj. The song launches straight into an Arunraja Kamaraj rap and blends into Shankar Mahadevan’s powerful rendition. The solid support of electric guitars and a strong bass stirred with a massy synth brings out a conventional kuthu song for Raghava Lawrence to rock.

Sirika Vechu
Singers: Vijay Jesudas, Ramya Behra
Lyrics: Viveka

A listener would enjoy this number like the popular melodies during the 2000 period. Accompanied by folk beats, strings, and an elegant flute portion, Vijay Yesudas provides a euphonious piece. Ramya Behra tags along for a small verse towards the end which adds sweetness to the song.

Singers: Usha Uthup, Kalpana, Sri Krishna, Geetha Madhuri, Deepu & Adithya
Lyrics: Viveka

The theme track of the film is an adrenaline pumping number whose strength is spearheaded by the electric guitars and the clan of commanding voices that include Usha Uthup, Kalpana, and many others. Maybe somewhere well into the song, the lead guitars will remind you of those from Neruppu Da but this track manage to create an effect.

Saarah Saarah
Singers: Rahul Nambiar
Lyrics: Viveka

Sung by Rahul Nambiar, this is a perfectly set dance number. The song carries a heap of fast paced beats and is completely dominated by synths. Rahul Nambiar’s voice adds power to this track and keeps our foot tapping but overall it doesn’t hit the right note.

Rangu Rakkara
Singers: Anirudh Ravichander, Sanjana
Lyrics: Viveka

Yet another song with rapid beats and guitars strongly supported by Anirudh Ravichander’s robust and Sanjana’s fresh voices. This number carries the energy throughout the song, which is peppy and enjoyable. A trademark Thaman folk number.

Verdict: A typical commercial album that has its own mix of folk and melody numbers
( 2.5 / 5.0 )



Week : 3
Total collections in Chennai : Rs. 2,59,99,212
Chennai city verdict: Average

Sivalinga (aka) Shivalinga

Sivalinga (aka) Shivalinga is a Tamil movie with production by Trident Arts, direction by P Vasu, cinematography by Sarvesh Murari, editing by Suresh URS. The cast of Sivalinga (aka) Shivalinga includes Raghava Lawrence, Ritika Singh, Vadivelu..