Thilagan, an ambulance driver, is released on parole after serving a 14-year sentence. As he navigates his new freedom, his past and present intertwine, shedding light on the reasons behind his lengthy imprisonment. Through Ruben’s adept editing, the film seamlessly juxtaposes pivotal moments from Thilagan’s life, enriching the narrative with depth and resonance. For instance, the joyous occasion of Jayam Ravi and his wife entering their home for the first time as newlyweds is juxtaposed with Thilagan’s return to his own home after fourteen years.

Similarly, poignant scenes of Thilagan meeting his newborn daughter are juxtaposed with his reunification with her upon his release. These storytelling techniques in “Siren” exemplify the film’s craftsmanship and garner admiration from audiences and critics alike.

In “Siren,” Jayam Ravi’s portrayal of Thilagan, a character unjustly imprisoned for 14 years, adds depth to the narrative. However, as Thilagan grapples with newfound freedom, the resurgence of old conflicts and the emergence of new challenges keep the tension alive. Despite his innocence, Thilagan faces the harsh reality of returning to prison once his parole expires. Ravi’s performance showcases his prowess as an action hero, imbuing the character with a special quality that resonates with audiences.

Yet, the film is not without flaws. It succumbs to convenient writing, particularly evident in the conclusion where events unfold to propel the plot forward. For instance, Thilagan’s heightened senses, enabling him to hear his daughter’s distress from a distance, feel contrived and overly convenient. The musical score by GV Prakash Kumar, while technically proficient, lacks the depth expected, and Yogi Babu’s comedic tunes tend to overshadow the subtler elements of humor.

Overall, “Siren” receives a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5, acknowledging Jayam Ravi’s commendable performance but highlighting the film’s shortcomings in storytelling and musical composition.

The film lacks any prominent or renowned stars among its cast, making each performance easily forgettable. In “Siren,” Keerthy’s friend Nandhini asserts her innocence early on, a sentiment echoed by Jayam Ravi’s character Thilagan throughout the second half.

However, while Thilagan’s character is given depth and development, Nandhini’s portrayal falls short. Despite her strength and allure, the writing fails to fully flesh out her character, leaving her feeling two-dimensional and lacking in complexity. Consequently, the film receives a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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