“Sivappu Manjal Pachai”… Siddharth and GV Prakash Kumar star in an effective action-drama with top-notch performances

Posted on September 11, 2019

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Director Sasi writes very good combination scenes for the many characters, which bring out nice shades.

Spoilers ahead…

You can read the full review on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/sivappu-manjal-pachai-review-siddharth-gv-prakash-kumar-lijomol-sasi

Siddharth has always been a bit of an outlier in Tamil cinema, and in Sivappu Manjal Pachai, you see why. He plays a traffic SI named Rajasekar, and at first, you think the part is something of an outlier, too. This guy… as this character? But slowly, the chalk outline gets filled in, and you see who he is and why he’s chosen to sweat it out on the streets. Siddharth’s on-screen persona appears to me the way the actor is on Twitter — there’s a dash of arrogance and entitlement and I am better than you — not in a bad way, but in a way that says he is not going to be fake-humble and downplay his opinions and strengths. Rajasekar fuses with what we (or, at least, I) sense of Siddharth in a way that obliterates the line between player and part. (It’s the Holy Grail for many an actor; few are fortunate enough to realise it).

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