Production: UTV motion pictures
Cast: Vikram Prabhu, Monal Gajjar, Satyaraj, Gaurav
Cinematography: Vijay Ulaganath
Music: D Imman
Editing: Praveen KL
When such a big banner like UTV Motion Pictures comes in, it really needs some appealing script, although not unconventional, but with some newness in the treatment of script. Having made his debut with a mediocre flick ‘Thoonga Nagaram’, director Gaurav comes up with ‘Sigaram Thodu’ with Vikram Prabhu and Monal Gajjar in lead roles. Sathyaraj has played an important role and director Gaurav has essayed a baddie. D Imman has composed music and Ethir Neechal fame Sathish and Mahesh have been employed to take care of comedy tracks.
Someone is attacked at midnight and they’re rushed to hospital with doctors performing a surgery to remove the bullet. The story shifts to flashback and we find Sathyaraj, an honest cop who wants his son Vikram Prabhu to be a cop as well. However, as his father had suffered a lot of mental and physical pain in the past due to his sincerity in police service, the son doesn’t want to get into the job again, but instead tries out something on bank job. Meanwhile, there is a serious ATM scam and robbery happening all over the places in Chennai. Will Vikram Prabhu be able to stand up against the odd wearing the cop uniform? Watch out for rest on the screens.
Director Gaurav has tried attempting with something unique in the script and the basic theme of ATM scam and robbery is a good one. The first half slightly proceeds with slowness as it completely focuses on whether Vikram Prabhu would take up cop job or not and his encounters with his ladylove form the major part of first hour. Post-intermission there is some gripping moments in the tale as Vikram Prabhu as a cop hunts down the ATM scamsters using his brainy moves. D Imman doesn’t give the best out of him like his previous albums. Except the song based on father-son relationship crooned by KJ Yesudas, not many songs impress us vividly.
Post-Kumki, Vikram Prabhu has been taking up three films that are completely crime-thriller based flicks. But the role of cop is something new to him. Monal Gajjar doesnt have much to score here and just impresses the audience with her beautiful cute looks. Sathyaraj steals the show and the song ‘Appa’ is almost like a dedication to him. Satish and Mahesh of Vijay TV fame have tried their best to evoke laughter, but it doesnt work a lot.
1. The newfangled approach of ATM scamsters and robberies
2. Some engaging moments in second half
3. Background score
What doesn’t work?
1. Slow and sluggish first half
2. Lots of logic missing
3. Could have avoided some unwanted shots and scenes
Overall, the film has lots of conflicts that includes father-son, hero-heroine, ATM scamsters and robbers. It is little confusing on what’s this film all about and if the screenplay was little crisp and engaging, it would have been more perfect.
Verdict: Sigaram Thodu – Doesn’t touch the target height
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