Last week I had the misfortune of watching Singam 2. Rather than calling it a review I have decided to call it as an experience
People who are from Chennai might have heard of the bus 5E. The unique nature of this bus is that after it leaves Vadapalani for the next 1 to 1.5 hours it will always be in KK Nagar. Even jangri’s and jilebi’s will have less spin than this bus route. Singam 2 story is like that. At any given point movie is at same place. Surya will be shouting and fighting.
Screenplay and acting: hey, Hey, HEY, HEYYY!
I initially thought I will split this but since surya’s acting is tightly interwoven with the screenplay, I could not separate it out. Hari is very intelligent. He has got various emotions out of Surya with just one word ‘hey’
Surya doing romance: Imagine you are lifting a heavy sofa along with your spouse or relative. How do you say ‘hey’ at that time. Very softly right? That voice modulation is to show Surya is romantic.
Surya mildly annoyed: Imagine eating pani puri. Just when you have broken the puri, poured the special liquid after stuffing the puri and are about to consume it, the entire puri crumbles. Imagine how annoyed and frustrated you will be. Try saying Hey at that time.
Surya very annoyed: The worst thing traveling by bus for an overnight journey is the lack of toilet options. Imagine you waking up with a full bladder just after the bus has completed its scheduled stop and is rejoining the highway from the roadside dhaba. HEY. Yes exactly. Not everyone will be like panchathanthiram jayaram to say ‘enakku innum aagalai’.
Surya completely annoyed: Imagine you booking a ticket for a good movie but by mistake the movie operator plays bharathiraja’s annakodi instead of the movie you booked. HEYYYY!
So what Hari has done throughout the movie is make Surya say hey,HEYYY,Hey,HEY,hey,HEY,HEY,HEYYYY! And around every ‘hey’ weave a scene. That’s all.
Hansika, Anushka etc. It does not matter whether Surya is NCC master, sarakku master or kala master. Anushka and Hansika would have anyway fallen in love with him and sung duets. Infact same tune as in version 1 used by DSP. So whats the point?
This is what Singam 2 is all about. It would have been more apt if the movie had been named as Singam thoo.