Singham Review – Direction & Music
Rohit Shetty deserves kudos for his superb direction. His narration is remarkable and credit to him for making the action film so entertaining and engrossing. His biggest victory lies in making the action film seem like an emotional-action drama because it is the strong emotional undercurrent which comes across loud and clear all through the action fare. It is for this very reason that besides the masses and the menfolk, even girls and ladies will adore this action film and even applaud it with loud cheers and claps. Jai Singh Nijjar’s action scenes and stunts are enjoyable, entertaining and engrossing. The masses, especially, will simply love the stunts. Music (Ajay-Atul) could’ve been better as the absence of a hit song is felt. Nevertheless, the title track has its own beauty and it creates a huge impact when it comes at various points in the background. Badmaash dil is good and Maula is also fair. Song picturisations (Ganesh Acharya) go with the mood of the film. Swanand Kirkire’s lyrics are nice. Background music, by Amar Mohile, is splendid. The use of the ‘Singham’ chorus in the background is just too wonderful. Dudley’s cinematography is first-rate. Narendra Rahurikar’s sets are appealing and the sets on which the songs have been picturised are eye-filling and grand. Editing (Steven Bernard) is very sharp.
Singham Review – Komal Nahta’s Verdict
On the whole, Singham is a powerful action-emotional drama which boasts of equally powerful dialogues and absolutely power-packed performances. It’s a super-hit and will be loved by the masses and the classes, the men and the women, the young and the old, the rich and the poor. It is the kind of film which consumes the viewer and gives him the feeling that he was part of the fight against corruption! The film has immense repeat-value. Its business in Maharashtra will get a further boost because of the liberal use of Marathi in the dialogues.