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Sinam Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, September 16, 2022 • Hindi ]
Sinam Review
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Arun Vijay, Pallak Lalwani, Kaali Venkat, RNR Manohar, KSG Venkatesh, Marumalarchi Bharathi
GNR. Kumaravelan
R. Vijayakumar
Shabir Tabare Alam

Sinam - A simple and engaging thriller.

Nowadays, small-scale films often land in trouble and get a delayed release after a few years. They become outdated in the meantime and end up as a disappointing experience to the fans. Arun Vijay starrer 'Sinam' is one such thriller movie that was released in theatres today after facing multiple delays. Directed by GNR Kumaravelan, it is made as an investigative whodunit thriller in which Arun Vijay plays a cop. Whether the movie succeeded or suffered the same fate as the other delayed films is to be seen.

Pari Venkat (Arun Vijay) is an angry and righteous cop who values justice more than anything else. He weds his lover Madhu (Pallak Lalwani) against her parent's wishes. The caring couple has a daughter. When Pari was distracted by a criminal case, Madhu was supposed to travel back to Chennai from her hometown. Later, Pari finds that she died tragically in the city's outskirts before he could receive her. He is set out to find the killers behind Madhu's death and whether he finishes the case forms the remaining story.

Arun Vijay delivers a stunning performance once again. The role of an angry cop is tailor-made for an actor with his physique and attitude. He also portrayed the grief of a widowed husband and a single father with ease. Kaali Venkat's strong performance as a supporting character helped the film more. Pallak Lalwani gives a neat performance in the limited screen time she gets.

Director GNR Kumaravelan, who had a setback with the 2016 film 'Wagah', has done a good job in Sinam. The maker took a simple plot, stayed within the bounds and made a short and crisp movie with a good social message as well. The film starts off with cliche scenes and moves at a slow pace in a tested template. But the setup paid off well after the conflict was introduced.

On the downside, the logics in Sinam are hardly believable and Arun Vijay turns preachy in the climax which felt so outdated. Also, the climax is unconvincing. It milks the audience's emotions rather than giving a practical and lawful conclusion to the conflict. Though the runtime is less than 140 minutes, the movie is low-key and hardly features any exciting sequences.

Sinam has very few characters for a gripping whodunit thriller which made it feel like a short film developed into a feature film. In Shabir's music, the songs were passable and the background scoring was pulsating. Gopinath's visuals and Raja Mohammed's editing were elegant.

Verdict: Sinam is a crispy investigative thriller that stays within its limits.

Rating: 2.75 / 5.0

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