Much like after you walk into a show screening of any James Bond adventure or, closer home, a Rajinikanth starrer, you should know exactly what to expect once you troop to a movie which includes Suriya. And a Suriya as Singam or Lion – knowning that too to be a cop – could only push the film in a very singularly unilateral direction. The man must be squeaky clean, putting to shame a force where corruption rules with unbelievably high-handedness. Not only is Singam honest, sincere and dedicated, but he's also so strong that he or she is equated having a lion – together with the actor positively often leaping to the air before he bangs his opponent along with his outstretched palm. Just like the king in the forest, Singam will be the undisputed monarch in the territory. Which has been expanding.
Durai Singam – that will be the full name with the character that this actor portrays – continues to grow since his first appearance in Singam 1 – which strove to weave an equilibrium between his family’s sentiments and his awesome own arrival in to the big area of Chennai. Singam chooses the khaki as his sole identity and principle in your everyday living. Singam 2 saw Suriya chasing criminals along the Tamil Nadu border – with what was a clear indication of his rising powers and expanding turf.
In the third on the series, shortened stylistically to Si3, Suriya’s Durai Singam is usually a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Chennai that is asked to help solve the murder from the Andhra Pradesh Commissioner of Police. When someone quips why ask a Tamil Nadu policeman into the future over, pat comes the reply: Because Singam is forthright, dedicated and unimaginably daring. And may I add, unbelievably strong, so strong that she can race past a truck, jump down several storeys with out a scratch to his body and tackle dozens of pistol-toting and knife-wielding men, each looking more evil compared to other.
Singam lands in Vishakhpatnam, the scene with the murder, and very smells a tremendous racket involving an Indian businessman (through an Australian passport plus an Indian Minister to get a father) – who dumps in the Indian backyard Australian medical waste and medicines past their expiry. Children die once they inhale the smoke in the waste which is burnt. A policeman faints when he has a spurious pill from Australia. The culprit with this game is Vittal, and Singam – using the help of any few honest cops – breaks to a seemingly impregnable fortress of crime and corruption, greed and inhuman callousness.
The movie is but one long chase of 156 minutes – punctuated in short moments by the night club dance number plus a Shruti Haasan being an investigative reporter, Vidya, in love using a Singam, happily married to Anushka Shetty’s Kavya. These romantic or marital interludes appear a lot more an excuse to get women audiences on the film, that is otherwise tryingly violent, having a camera which could well put to shame a relatively hyperactive kid. The only time the digital camera breathes easy happens when Singam gets to his preachy best – forcefully reminding the villains along with the traitors that India is often a great country. Not one huge garbage bin that men like Vittal treat, dumping in it the poisonous filth and dirt from another nation, Australia in such a case. (As I walked out in the cinema, I was wondering regardless of if the Australian Government would take umbrage over this.)
Honestly, Si 3 seems quite jaded broke and alone really different to offer through the earlier editions. And Suriya looks positively tired, a tad uninterested and mechanical too. After all, there were nothing refreshing with this roar.