After facing a slew of unexpected hurdles along with the confusion which prevailed on the title, Si3 (S3 aka SIIIRev earlier) has finally made it on the screens. With the project getting postponed multiple times along with the ‘entertaining’ political situation from the state, the hype round the film suffered a beating. But that doesn’t often deter Duraisingam from roaring loud, making swift actions, bashing the baddies uncompromisingly and winning applause from his colleagues along with the audience.
For a difference, another part inside the Singam franchise isn’t emerge Tamil Nadu. This time, oahu is the thugs and criminals of Andhra Pradesh who face the temperature of Duraisingam’s (Suriya) clever actions and rapid decisions. The dedicated police man is roped in Visakhapatnam once the ministry finds him being the most reliable person to unravel the murder of Ramakrishna (Jayaprakash), a sincere officer. Joining him inside the mission are definitely the characters played by Robo Sankar, Krish while others.
Like Singam 2, these times, too, Duraisingam is able to tweak his identity just a little and lies about his relationship status even going to his colleagues so as to maintain secrecy. In no time he realizes that Madhusudhana Reddy (Sharat Saxena), an ego-centric goon in Vizag, controls the illegal activities within the city though he doesn’t have sufficient evidence to book him. After a combination of investigations, he finds that Vizag-born multinational businessman Vittal Prasad (Thakur Anoop Singh), a proud Australian citizen, controls the network of Reddy as well as other gangsters. Vittal threatens Duraisingam when he realises that this latter is after him. A furious Singam then attempts to nab him by locating a connection between the murder with his fantastic other unlawful doings.
Suriya, who carries the whole film on his shoulders, is full form — Duraisingam appears to be intense, brave and energetic as they appeared greater than six in years past. This time, too, his mission ends leaving a hint which the franchise has arrived to stay. Director Hari’s consistency in handling cop stories convincingly and entertainingly needs for being commended because he has been proving his expertise repeatedly. The popular element linked to the Singam franchise after Duraisingam, could very well be, its theme music. Though the Suriya-Harris Jayaraj combination continues to be a successful combo, plus the latter does a decent job here, you will discover instances where Devi Sri Prasad’s beats are missed.
Anushka, who played Duraisingam’s girlfriend, Kavya inside the first two instalments plays his wife now and does precisely what is expected of her — the role connected with an understanding and caring partner. The character, Agni, essayed by Shruti Haasan, is the one other role with the actress which actually provides speed-breaker to your otherwise super-racy script, and reminds you of Hansika in Singam 2. The audience can’t be blamed should they get confused whether are watching Vedalam or Hari’s own Poojai in the scenes when Agni appears — the sole difference being the protagonists. Soori’s antics and efforts to make laughs hardly work and produce us make us yawn — and yearn for Vivekh’s Erimalai. Radikaa, from the role of a widow that's concerned about her daughters’ future, creates a direct effect even though she appears only in some scenes. Thakur Anoop Singh, the revolutionary baddie around town, looks young, but feels better than the previous film’s villains. Sharat Saxena is OK inside the role of a nearby thug.
It can be a known indisputable fact that Hari may be following a template in most of his films — a ferocious hero, another comedy track, a glamour song (if this were Anjali in Singam 2 and Andrea in Poojai, it really is Neetu Chandra who the hero shakes a leg with), and so forth. However, this drawback is trivial because these elements always impress the masses.