Star-casts: Raghava Lawrence, Padmapriya, Nasser, Sandhya, Lakshmi Rai, Mouli, Manorama, Sams and others
Banner: AGS Entertainment
Production: Kalpathy Agoram
Direction: Chimbu Devan
Music: G.V. Prakash
With the attempts of bringing new line of cinema, few filmmakers have been ardently devoting themselves gearing up with new themes. Well, it’s fine and good to witness such films with many mass heroes grinding the same old masala over and again. We think, you must be sure about whom we are figuring on.
Let’s leave it apart and get on with ‘Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam’.
The film is a hilarious take on western based cowboy films that have been making high waves winning global recognitions. Previously, the Hindi film ‘Quick Gun Murugan’ had made high waves and this film is again a desi version of similar idea.
Set in backdrops of 18th century, the film centers on a terror in the form of one-eyed villain Kizhaku Kattai (Nasser) ruining the lives of people living in the region of Jaishankarapuram (an imaginary land in the remembrance of ace actor Jai Shankar, who played cow boy role in old Tamil films).
Luckily, the officials from this region come across Singamuthu (Raghava Lawrence), who is about to be hanged for losing a costliest diamond. Sooner, they rescue him as they are surprised to find his identical in looks with their leader Singam. The officials ensure that they’ll find a replacement of look-like precious diamond. Presuming that lady luck has knocked his doors, Singam promises them to act as Singam and save them from the clutches of baddies.
From here on, starts a clashing conflict between good and bad that somehow escapes from the ‘ugly’ verdict.
Yes, although the film has lots of unacceptable contents and illogical aspects, Chimbu Devan overshadows them with his sense of humor. The characterizations are good enough to keep the B and C centres feeling that IKMS is a passable show. Sams is the only guy who keeps out on high invigorations with his translation skills from the language of ‘Red Indian’ Community into common Tamil. Nasser does his best as a baddie laced with comedic slang of Anglo-Indian linguistic touch.
Raghava Lawrence must come out of the image of imitating of Superstar Rajnikanth. We are sure, it wasn’t an inbuilt mannerism and it’s justly about his vivid inspiration for the actor that makes him go up for such acts.
The lead actresses Padmapriya, Sandhya and Lakshmi Rai have nothing special to perform here as they keep admiring the hero.
Technically, the songs are so bad that it doesn’t make you tap the feet and even feels like listening even once. The cinematography and art direction scores the best points as it takes ahead with the spellbinding features.
The first half doesn’t carry any highlighting features in particular and by the time, the treasure hunt starts off during post-interval, it’s too late for the audiences to keep themselves sticking onto the film for one hour time.
On the whole, the producers can take a cake walk as there aren’t any big competencies left for ‘Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam’ and for this summer season, they can keep themselves on the safer side striking gold at box office.
Bottom – Line: Screenplay okay, Basement weak
Verdict: Good as it gets with…