The third installment of the popular cop franchise is finally here! The movie stars Suriya, Anushka Shetty and Shruti Hassan. Directed by Hari, the movie promises to be a thara mass entertainer just like its previous parts. Although the movie saw a delay in its release, the buzz around the movie hadn't reduced in anyway. As part of its distribution right, theatrical rights, the movie has already collected Rs 100 crore. So is this movie worth all the buzz? Let's find out.
What's it about
After fighting local goons, this time Durai Singam has found himself an international case to tackle. A group from Australia headed by Vittal manages to dump off tons of medical and e-waste on the waste grounds in some parts of Andhra. He and the local goon Reddy have got together to keep this racket going. It's the murder of police commissioner that leads Suriya to this case. The story is about how he hunts down the criminal and what happens thereafter.
Suriya aka Durai Singam, the one and only. His portrayal of a fearless, bindaas cop is spot on. His mannerisms, style, body language when he turns Durai Singam is admirable. Considering this is a commercial movie, every punch and dialogue is amplified but nobody is complaining. What we like is the consistency with which Suriya pulls off this cop character. It's like a switch that Suriya turns on when he's playing Durai Singam. Even though his character has nothing to new offer, ironically it's his familiarity that makes Durai Singam endearing. His handlebar moustache deserves a special mention. While the songs are terrible, Suriya's dance moves are not. His portrayal of a virtuous, gutsy cop can be inspiring for all those aspiring officers as he takes on challenges head on. Vittal aka Thakur Anoop Singh made his Tamil debut with this film. His dubbing and body language were brilliant but acting fell short. For a typical commercial entertainer that didn't promise anything new, the story of medical and e-waste is decent. Also at no point does it drag, it's a quick fast paced actioner. Hari did a good job of showcasing Suriya as the undefeatable cop.
Where do we begin? The songs are unnecessary, unbearable and are not even hummable! Each of them come of nowhere and for no reason. One moment we watch a solemn looking Singam walking out of the police station, the next moment he is breaking into a dance move. Shruti and Anushka are wasted, especially the latter. Also, if ever you thought Shruti had great comic timing, this movie might make you second guess. The background score is LOUD, and jarring. The comical moments in the film make you want to pull your hair. It doesn't add to the story at all. As for the lead antagonist, he could have dialled down on his hyperness. His hair is glistening in every scene but his acting doesn't. That scene where he hits Vidya aka Shruti Haasan was uncalled off. The climax sequence was one man show, where even Vittal's abs (Thakur Anoop Singh) couldn't save him. Also Read: Singam 3 tweet review: Fans can’t stop gushing about the Suriya-Hari combo
What should you do
If you are a fan of Suriya in his Durai Singam avatar, only then should you give this movie a go. Otherwise you might end up nursing a headache. Having said that, the director did keep to his word - it was a typical commercial entertainer.
2.5 out of 5
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