Tamil Hindi

Singam 2 (U)

Runing length: 2 Hrs 47 Mins Release date:05/Jul/2013 Genre:Action, Drama

Director: Hari

Producer: Prince Pictures

Music Director: Devi Prasad

Cast: Suriya Sivakumar , Anushka Shetty , Hansika Motwani , Santhanam , Vivek , Nassar

Crew: Hari, Priyan


Box Office: Super Hit

Music rating 2.50

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Singam 2 Review - Singam Hangover

PUBLISHED DATE: 05/Jul/2013

Singam 2 FDFS Review - Overdose


Director Hari doesn't waste a minute as Singam-2 starts exactly where Singam wrapped up. After 6 months staying under the radar, Duraisingam who works as NCC teacher in a town school as per the home minister's request, decides to take charge after he uncovers a dangerous web of criminal network. Duraisingam sets up "Operation D" as he he takes on international drug dealer in this second (and hopefully concluding) episode.

 

The premise is somewhat interesting and story knots are good enough. However, the problem crops up when the director tries to pack almost 4 hours worth of content into 2.5 hours. As a result, every scene seems rushed and gives you the feeling of watching the movie in "fast forward" from start to finish.

 

Suriya's Unwavering Commitment


Suriya is fit, energetic and does his part extremely well with full commitment. Suriya's earnestness as a doting lover, teacher, son, and cop deserves applause. Suriya shows the aggression with no restraint as he decimates local and international villains while delivering hard punches (verbally and physically). However,  Suriya's lighter portions are more enjoyable than the countless action scenes in the movie. Suriya has worked harder than the first part encouraged by its phenomenal success. Unfortunately, the impact Suriya may leave on you as you exit the theatre is not commensurate with his efforts.

 

Hari Doubles the Dose


The director's intentions are clear right from the word 'go'. He wanted to make every minute of 167 minutes of running time as pacy as possible. Hari overly eager to satisfy the fans decides to provide an overdose of every single aspect that worked in the first part. Hari confident in his ability to weave a racy and gripping screenplay, decides to tightly compress a truck load of content within limited time. That's where the director loses his control over the script. The pace works fine in the first half and the first few minutes of second half. As it progresses into the second half, scenes and shots appear to become awfully repetitive and the audience starts groaning towards the climax as Suriya confronts the poorly characterized villain(Daniel Sapani).

 

Overcrowded Cast and Characters


Hari has doubled down on the casting side as well. The movie has 2 comedians (Santhanam and Vivek), 2 heroines (Anushka, Hansika not counting the item dancer Anjali) and at least 3 full-fledged villains and countless other character artists -- all of them stepping on each other's toes screaming for screen space. Anushka's assured presence and Hansika's trademark expressions provide some respite in this non-stop action movie. Santhanam scores again with his Enthiran entry, Gangnam dance moves and Vishwaroopam fight while Vivek is comparatively subdued in his brief role. Actor Rahman does a slightly better job compared to the other villains.

 

Technical Team Works Overtime


In order to achieve Hari's vision of making an unbridled racy movie, three technicians have worked hard behind the scenes. Priyan's camera incessantly zooms, hovers, pans and never takes a break for even a moment. Editor VT Vijayan abruptly cuts, ramps most scenes and hardly cares for smooth transitions between scenes. Devi Sri Prasad keeps the tempo of background music uniformly high throughout. Devi Sri Prasad has done a better job in background score compared to the songs. The choreography and stunt sequences appear to be similar to the first part.

 

Bottomline


If only Hari had removed dozen odd scenes, underlined important scenes, took the necessary time for build-ups and punctuated the transitions, Singam-2 would have been as good as the first part.

 

Reviewer Rating  - 

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Singam Hangover!

If only Hari had removed dozen odd scenes, underlined important scenes, took the necessary time for build-ups and punctuated the transitions, Singam-2 would have been as good as the first part.

by - MovieCrow

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Watch it for Suriya. Screen presence redefined !

Suriya shoulders the film big time. The sincerity and dedication of this artist is something that needs to be lauded. Suriya with his dialogue delivery, eye expressions, body language and live energy has redefined screen presence! What a show! The biggest challenge of doing an action packed mass rol...


by - Behindwoods.com

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Singam 2 is a typical Hari style movie, which is routine, loud, long and racy.

If you ask to name one biggest mistake of Hari in Singam 2 is his characterisation. The director seems to have employed too many characters and has failed to provide them proper screen presence. Except Surya, all other characters, including heroines and villains, just come and go. But all artists ha...


by - One India

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An overdose of everything, yet watch it for Suriya!

The intentions of the director are pretty clear, a mass pot boiling commercial cinema that will surely entertain you, if not for its arguable length. Singam 2 will run to packed house for the dude Suriya and Hari's commercial outburst.


by - IndiaGlitz.com

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Singam 2 is pure noise.

Singam 2 works in bits and pieces. It is fast paced with a thoroughly enjoyable first half which slackens in the second half with a predictable climax. Our hero Doraisingam (Suriya) has gone undercover and is working as an NCC officer in a school in Thuthukoodi. He feels something fishy is happening in the seas around the coastal town.


by - Sify.com

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Singam 2 is a joyful experience.

Predictably, the film has a lot of power-packed action sequences and the story races along with a tremendous pace keeping you engaged throughout. In spite of the number of characters in the film, the screenplay is extremely clear cut, with every role outlined beautifully.


by - Rediff.com

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Singam 2 becomes one of the most successful sequels

Thankfully, Suriya isn't made to roar too much though he does retain the leap and the style of attacking with his paw. What works big time for the movie is the way the director unabashedly goes about framing kickass mass scenes - for example, the way Suriya is forced to don the police uniform or the...


by - Times Of India

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Singam 2 bigger but not better

Even though Suriya shines in his role, there is hardly any noticeable contribution from the rest of the cast. In fact, most characters hardly have any purpose. One such role is that of the chief minister (CM), played by veteran director K. Vishwanath. Hari directs Singam 2 without a soul. He despera...


by - Hindustan Times

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The first roar was far better.

Hari keeps his scenes extremely short, and if this prevents us from forming any sort of lingering attachment with the characters, at least we aren't allowed to dwell on anything long enough to get bored. In Singam, we got to know the people around the hero, and they lent him a human dimension; here,...


by - The Hindu

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