More loud, less proud
Though Hari’s last outing S3 (the third part of Singam franchise) was not very enthusing, a lot was expected out of Saamy Square, since his 2003 film Saamy in association with Vikram is still green in memory.
But Saamy Square is a disservice to Saamy to say the least. If the first part was backed by a brainy story, strong characters, likeable romance and enjoyable comedy, the sequel carries an average script, weak characters, forgettable romance and crap comedy.
Ram Samy (Vikram) is an aspiring IAS officer who works as manager to a Central Minister (Prabhu) in Delhi. He was raised by his grand parents (Delhi Ganesh and Sumithra) who maintain his birth as secret without even showing his parents’ photo to him.
One day, Ram Saamy sees a rogue disrespecting a police officer. He turns violent and later chooses to become an IPS officer. Only at this point, Ram comes to know about his past.
He is the son of Aaru Saamy (Vikram), a tough police officer in Tirunelveli who ws killed by the sons of Perumal Pichai. The sons of Perumal Pichai including Raavana Pichai (Bobby Simha) now rule the southern town.
To put an end to their atrocities and to avenge his father’s death, Ram comes to Tirunelveli on duty. The rest is all about the cat and mouse game between Ram and Raavan.
Though Hari smartly takes off from where he left in Saamy, things go haywire after that. We get that Saamy feel only in the last 30 minutes.
But Vikram is a big saving grace, for he shoulders all the responsibility in making us watch the film. Talent powerhouses Keerthy Suresh and Aishwarya Rajesh have not at all been utilised.
It’s time for Soori to reinvent himself, while Bobby Simha, OAK Sundar and John vijay are typical villains. Devi Sri Prasad has worked from his comfort zone, while cinematography and editing are racy.
Hari is no doubt an expert in police stories. But he should understand that he should update himself as per the changing times.
Rating:3.0 out of 5