Both director Rathina Siva and actor Jiiva were in need of a break. And, the ‘Rekka’ maker and ‘Oru Kal Oru Kannadi’ hero have hit the bull’s eye with ‘Seeru’, a mass masala entertainer.
From beginning till end, the film hardly has any dull moment, despite it having routine story. The screenplay and presentation make all the difference.
Manimaran (Jiiva) runs a cable TV business in Mayiladuthurai. He is a do-gooder who is ready to do anything for the sake of friendship and for his pregnant sister.
Manimaran exposes a local politician who ropes in a Chennai-based henchman Malli (Varun) to bump off his enemy. This earns him the wrath of Malli who comes to Mayiladuthurai to kill Manimaran.
However, he ends up saving Manimaran’s sister. Manimaran, who comes to know about this, goes to Chennai to thank Malli in person.
In the city, he realises that Malli’s life is in danger and his aides themselves want to murder him on the orders of someone. Manimaran takes up the responsibility of saving Malli at any cost.
Jiiva has given his best to position himself as a commercial hero. Be it sentiment or action scenes, he has done well. Riya Suman is strictly funtional, while Varun has done a good job.
Imman has come out with gripping background score and good songs. Cinematography is good, while editing has added value by keeping the run-time intact. All said, ‘Seeru’ is for those who would enjoy masala movies without worrying much for logic and other things.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5