For cinema devotees, July 5 is an important date, as Doraisingam the honest-to-goodness police officer is back on screen in Singam-2. This sequel to Singam, one of iconic films in Suriya’s career, according to its makers is bigger and better. In this chat with Sridevi Sreedhar, a cool and composed Suriya opens up on Singam 2, and his career moves
There is a promo cuts of Singam-2 looks exactly like Singam. Please comment?
That’s the way, the film is designed and packaged without losing the essence of the first part. This film takes from where Singam ended and now Doraisingam is on a different mission and the villains are more powerful with international link-ups. There are no punch dialogues and it will be an out and out entertainer
So what’s new in Singam-2?
A lot of things are new. Hansika and Santhanam are new characters in the film. The milieu is also different, the villains are more deadly and the making is more chic. Rest of the cast from the original, is there. Devi Sri Prasad’s songs are also a big highlight. They go along with the story. We all saw it and felt that we have made a good film, a sure winner and now it will be the audiences who will have to give the final verdict.
At a time when comedy rules the box-office, do you think a mass masala film will be accepted?
Our industry has been thriving on commercial mass masala pot-boilers for years. People enjoy watching them, if it is entertaining and well-made. I believe there is still a huge market for mass films.
Why don’t you move away from big budget, mass films and do a small experimental film, as you have the backing of your own banner Studio Green?
Who said I am not game for it? There are plans but the right script has to come. I feel that 7aum Arivu and Maattrran had experimental content.
Singam-2 is releasing big in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi in over 2000 screens.. Do you there is a market for a Hindi dubbed version?
Why not in Hindi? There was readymade buyer for the Hindi version. And as far as Studio Green is concerned, it was another revenue stream.
Did your family watch Singam-2?
Not yet. I watched it once with my team and will be watching it with my family on release day.
Heard that one of heroines die in the film? Is it Hansika or Anushka’s character?
Ha ha ha.. You please see it for yourself tomorrow.
So what next? The million dollar question- Your next film is with Lingusamy or Gautham Menon?
I have a commitment to both the directors. Can’t say anything right now..probably I will be doing both the projects (smiles).