Siren Movie Review

Siren Movie Review

Siren, an investigative thriller, is helmed by first-time director Anthony Bhagyaraj and features Jayam Ravi, Keerthy Suresh, Yogi Babu, Anupama Parameswaran, and Samuthirakani in the lead roles. The film’s music is composed by GV Prakash Kumar. It has hit the theaters today.

Jayam Ravi, a convicted life prisoner who works as an ambulance driver, is returning home on parole for a period of 14 days after spending 14 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Despite the anticipation of his arrival, Jayam Ravi’s daughter decides to leave the house, refusing to see her father whom she believes to be a murderer. During his parole, not only does he reunite with his family, but he also seeks vengeance against those responsible for his wrongful imprisonment. Whether he achieves his goal remains to be seen.

Jayam Ravi is a perfect fit for the middle-aged role, showcasing his acting skills and delivering impactful dialogues that leave a lasting impression on the audience. The initial 10 minutes of the movie reminded me of Perariwalan, who was imprisoned in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Yuvina Parvathy, Jayam Ravi’s daughter in the film, delivers an okay performance, portraying the character who is unaware of her father’s criminal activities. However, Jayam Ravi effectively portrays the longing of a father who is separated from his daughter. Keerthy Suresh, playing the role of a police officer, successfully portrays an aggressive cop and receives appreciation in certain scenes. She skillfully maintains a serious demeanor, never smiling, to establish her character as a dedicated police officer. Yogi Babu, who accompanies Jayam Ravi as a shadow cop, provides comedic relief throughout the movie. However, there is a flaw in the script concerning Yogi Babu’s character. Anupama appears as Jayam Ravi’s spouse in the flashback, but their on-screen chemistry seems mismatched, raising doubts about their compatibility. Tulsi, portraying the role of Amma, delivers impressive performances in a few given scenes. The film features three villains: Azhagam Perumal, Samuthirakani, and Ajay. Although the script portrays them as evil-minded villains, it fails to fully justify their characters. Jayam Ravi’s attempt to eliminate them could have enhanced the screenplay. However, the film heavily relies on fooling Yogi Babu’s character, the laughable cop who serves as the shadow cop, and this should have been avoided. The only aspect that adds some interest to the script is Keerthy Suresh’s portrayal of an aggressive cop.

The songs and background music of G.V. Prakash blend seamlessly together. Selvakumar’s cinematography is truly remarkable. Reuben has made every effort to enhance the film’s impact. Debutant director Anthony Bhagyaraj has skillfully approached a story that Tamil cinema has not explored in recent times, accompanied by impactful dialogues. If the director had focused more on the screenplay alone, he would have undoubtedly left a lasting impression with his first film.

Despite a few imperfections, Siren is poised to provide a gratifying cinematic experience for fans who choose to watch it alongside their loved ones. Although the ultimate success of this film for Jayam Ravi rests in the hands of his fans, it is safe to assert that it is improbable for it to be a failure.

Siren Movie Review
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Verdict: The director’s skillful execution is overshadowed by subpar writing, although it is somewhat acceptable in certain instances.

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