Plot & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Vikram rules in this massy cop ride.
Saamy Square is an out-and-out Vikram show all the way. The actor comes to the fore with a terrific performance, giving the film what it needs.
Cast: Vikram, Keerthy Suresh, Bobby Simha, Aishwarya Rajesh, Soori, Prabhu, Kota Srinivasa Rao, John Vijay, OAK Sundar & others
Cinematography: Venkatesh Anguraj
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Editing: TS Jay & VT Vijayan
Written & Directed by: Hari
Produced by: Shibu Thameens
Run Time: 02:36:00
Release Date: 21-09-2018
15 years after the first instalment, Chiyaan Vikram and director Hari join hands for the sequel of Saamy, the much-loved cop entertainer that set a benchmark for how films in that circle should be made. But this time, the film falls in comparison to the first in terms of both the intensity and the excitement that it carries.
For starters, Saamy Square is a proper sequel that kicks off exactly from where the first part left off. Vikram comes in as Aarusaamy, and the story soon shifts to 28 years later where we get to see his son Ram Saamy who slowly finds his way to put on the khaki. The film gets into full throttle with the route it takes in the first half, leading to a solid interval block. It is only in the second half that the repetitiveness comes in, making it look alike to lots of Hari’s earlier films. Here, the narrative wanders without any proper motive, only to pick up some sense in the final 30 minutes.
But for Vikram who is terrific throughout, the rest of the cast don’t offer much to the film. There’s Keerthy who is good enough but doesn’t add much to the story, Soori who frustrates us with his comics and Simhaa who’s a generic Kollywood villain. Vikram holds the film together with his fabulous screen presence, smartly depicting the variation between his two roles as father and son.
Technically, Saamy Square is decent enough with good work on the cinematography and neat edits, though the runtime could have been cut down a bit. Music by DSP is forgettable, and makes you yearn for Harris Jayaraj at work again.
Saamy Square is an out-and-out Vikram show all the way. The actor comes to the fore with a terrific performance, giving the film what it needs. Hari’s work on both paper and camera does not live up to the worth of the first, he could have definitely given it some more brain to keep the audience pinned. Nevertheless, a watchable fare.