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Saamy Square - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - “A Sequel No One Asked For!

Have you ever been to a movie, where you felt suffocated because of the miserable scenes, headache causing songs, and background score and you just wanted to run away from the theatre? That’s how I felt while watching Chiyaan Vikram’s latest; Saamy Square.

One year since the disappearance of Perumal Pichai (Kota Sreenivasan Rao), his three sons, Raavana Pichai (Bobby Simhaa), Mahendra Pichai (O. A. K. Sundar) and Devendra Pichai (John Vijay) come in search of him from Sri Lanka and find out that he was shot dead and burned by Aarusamy (Vikram). They vent out their anger by killing everyone who was the reason behind their father’s death including Aarusamy. 

They rise to power in Tirunelveli by establishing an illegal money laundering network, gaining the friendship of wealthy business people and politicians. 28 years later, Raavana Pichai cross path with Ramasamy (Vikram) who is the son of Aarusamy. Exciting, isn’t it?

Now, I need not explain the rest of the plot as it is understandable. It turns out to be another cat and mouse brawl, Sons of Perumal Pichai versus Son of Aarusamy. This is what director Hari came up with? Fifteen years after the release of the prequel. I mean why should he ruin something which has a cult status? Saamy 1 is considered as one of the best cop movies, a major break-through in Vikram’s career, the songs of the movie are still fresh to listen, Vivekh had talked about social injustice through his comedy, and punch dialogues are still enjoyed.  

Director Hari has overturned it and made a complete mess out of it. The movie adds up nothing new or intriguing or at least makes sense and the plot descends into complete mayhem. Adding to the misery is the role of Keerthy Suresh as Ramsaamy’s love interest and Soori’s comedy. I just couldn’t withstand his dull, dreary, stupid, lifeless comedy but I witnessed half of the audiences laughing for it. Do they lack a sense of humour or are their lives so miserable that they find solace in his pathetic jokes? 

‘Rockstar’ Devi Sri Prasad, as he is fondly called by his Tollywood fans creates a ruckus with his songs and background score. The movie was already in a tragic state and this man, genuinely trying to cheer up the audience with his music, ends up adding pain to them.

The film lacked everything, right from a solid story, gripping screenplay, enjoyable action sequences, refreshing romance scenes, listenable songs or at least quick comical relief. But, no, the director offers us an outdated story, predictable and boring scenes cringe romances which were very awful. 

Finally, Saamy Square comes down to nothing but damaging and destroying the reputations of its prequel. I still couldn’t understand why Vikram agreed to do something like this and degrade a character which was highly appreciated and made him a Star.  This will rightfully feature in my “Top 5 Worst Kollywood movies of 2018”.  Do yourself a favour and avoid it!

My Rating – 1/5 | Grade – D (Absolutely Awful!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Nirmal Raj aka AK (@Nirmalraj2911)
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