Director : Hari
Cast: Suriya, Anushka, Shruti Haasan, Radhika Sarathkumar, Sarathbabu, Soori, RoboShankar, Nithin Sathya and Amy Sandra
Producer: Gnanavel Raja
It isn’t easy to make a film in a franchise that has gained popularity and acceptance. But director Hari makes it appear easy as he delivers yet another winner called Singam 3. In Singam 3, DuraiSingam is called into investigate the murder of a top police official from a neighbouring state. The investigation is tricky and he is forced to dig deep. As he does that, he stumbles on to two major issues and finds that the roots of the problem lie in another part of the world.
Singam 3, which is the third part in the Singam franchise, manages to meet, more or less, the huge expectations that parts one and two of the franchise had triggered among audiences.
Although the film is not as convincing or entertaining as Singam – I or II, it does not leave one bored or disinterested. Hari has your attention from the start and manages to keep it right till the very end and in that lies his success.
Helping him retain your attention are a very gifted set of actors and an intriguing plot. Anushka, in particular, steals audiences’ hearts with her graceful acting and the elegant manner in which she carries herself through the film. Her portions are very limited but they definitely add value to the film.
Suriya is convincing as a police officer. Be it his body language or expressions, Suriya does justice to the role as always. However, director Hari could have cut down on the number of punch lines Suriya has had to deliver in this film.
Agreed that the film is a commercial entertainer and the hero needs to deliver a few such lines. But that doesn’t mean Suriya has to deliver punch lines every time he talks to the villain. Also, in his eagerness to ensure that the sequel is as action-filled as the earlier two parts, Hari seems to have made Suriya exert himself, both physically and verbally. Suriya delivers most of his lines in a pitch that comes dangerously close to being described as shouting. This could have been avoided. Shruti Haasan, who plays a journalist, in the film isn’t as convincing or as impressive as the other two.
Radhika, Sarathkumar, Robo Shankar, Soori and Nithin Sathya to play their parts well. Like in most commercial entertainers, logic takes an occasional beating here and there in this film too. But that can be forgiven, for the story is racy and engaging enough.
Thakur Anoop Singh, who plays the villain, scores big time with this film. His convincing portayal of Vittal is one reason why one finds the film to be engaging.
Actress Neetu Chandra dances for a sizziling number in the film, which has a reasonably good dose of humour in it.
There is nothing extraordinary about Harris Jayaraj’s tracks for this film but Priyan’s visuals definitely enhance the value of the film. Some of the shots are exceptionally good and come as a treat to the eyes.
On the whole, if you are the kind who liked Singam parts 1 and 2, you are likely to enjoy part 3.