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“ Sigai” is scripted and directed by Jagadeesan Subu. The film has the star cast of “ Kathir,” Meera Nair, “ Riythvika,” Raj Bharath, “ Mayilsamy,” Rajesh Sharma, Mal Marosa, Birla Bose, Kani Venkatesh and Muthukumar. Ron Ethan Yohan composed the music. Navin Kumar cranked the camera and Anucharan edited the movie. Divine Studios produced the film. The film is released on the online platform Zee 5.
Prasad is a pimp and he arranges Nimmi for a customer. Nimmi’s family doesn’t know that she is a prostitute. Meanwhile, Bhuvana, a prostitute wishes to work overtime, so that she could get more money. She also has a liking for Prasad. Meanwhile, Nimmi goes missing and when Prasad reaches the place, where he sent Nimmi, he finds out that the customer is dead and near him, Madhivanan is seen sitting and crying. What is the connection between Madhivanan and the dead person? What happened to Nimmi? Did Bhuvana joins Prasad? The answers form the rest of the story.
All the stars had performed really well. Kathir’s performance is excellent as a transwoman. His behavior in front of others and when he was alone is extremely different and Kathir excelled in it. Raj Bharath has performed as a soft natured pimp.
Sigai comes with a different script and it has all the essential elements of the regular thriller genre films. The film expresses how a transwoman feels. The lead characters are dealt with in detail. Kathir, Raj Bharath and Riythvika are perfect for the roles. The dialogues are good, but Kathir’s preachy dialogue about the transwoman will not go well with the audiences. Jagadeesan has filmed this cult thriller, well. The BGM and the cinematography are good.
What’s Not There?
With the good performance of the stars, the film impresses the audiences. If you watch performance oriented films with a different genre, then this film would attract you. It is sad to see such performance-oriented films are forced to have the digital release.
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