Silukkuvarpatti Singam Movie Review
Vishnu Vishal has found his knack of balancing between the offbeat and commercial films that are so much evident with his erstwhile and current lineups. Following a much celebrated ‘Ratsasan’, which proved to be an intense psychological thriller, he is back into his favourite domain of humour. Naturally, his easily manageable spell through ‘Kullanari Koottam’, ‘Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran’ and ‘Kathanayagan’ has witnessed commendable reception. So if you’re well versed with these movies, then ‘Silukkuvarupatti Singam’ will impress you in places.
The film completely banks on slapstick humour and witty liners. Once you realize this to be the main intention of makers, then you’ll be comfortable to settle down with. But then, the film fails to come up with a storyline as it was with the actor’s previous comedy capers. However, even the simplest dim-witted acts attempting to bring laughter works out very well. Say for instance, Sai Ravi, who has been the most dreaded onscreen villain so far, is given a humorous shade. Although, his role is completely sketched as dangerous person, the situational comedy works out very well, especially in combination with Yogi Babu. Whereas the inclusion of Oviya (This was done by the end of Bigg Boss Season 1) when the hangover of her TV show was still prevailing. Lollu Sabha Manohar, Karunakaran, Livingstone and others add up for some hilarious moments. Vishnu Vishal has been gradually improvising his proficiency of comedic acts and it would be nice to see him playing a full-stretch role of this shade without banking on others in the star-cast.
Technically, there isn’t much to strain about the film for it all stays up to the middling fare.
The first half proceeds with lighter moments, but the post-intermission sequences takes up the slapstick route that filmmaker Chella Ayyavu has inherited from his mentor Ezhil.
Overall, Silukkuvarupatti Singam might have a very simple premise, but the comedy elements will keep audiences, especially the ones who want to refrain away from intense emotional films engrossed.
Our Rating: 2.5/5
Verdict: The film doesn’t have a substantial story, but entertains in parts with its humorous dose.