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‘Saamy Square’ trailer: Vikram is on a punching spree (even the heroine is not spared)

The sequel comes 15 years after the release of ‘Saamy’.

Vikram’s no-nonsense Indian Police Service officer Aarusaamy has been resurrected after 15 years in Saamy Square. Directed by Hari, the sequel to Saamy stars Vikram as the tough-talking and hard-hitting superhero in khaki who sends criminals flying through the air with a single punch. The character’s nameplate has been concealed throughout the trailer, thereby refusing to confirm or deny speculation that Vikram plays the son of the hero of the original movie.

Parts of the movie are set in Delhi. The cast includes Keerthy Suresh, Prabhu and Delhi Ganesh. Bobby Simha plays the villain. The soundtrack is by Devi Sri Prasad. The movie is scheduled for a June 14 release.

The trailer is packed with slow-motion action sequences, visual and sound effects, and fiery dialogue. “I emerged out of the womb of a devil, not a woman,” Vikram’s character snarls. “I am not Saamy, I am a monster.”

Keerthy Suresh, fresh from the success of the Savitri biopic Mahanati, plays the woman who melts before the police officer’s machismo. Being slapped by the hero only seems to strengthen her love for him.

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Saamy Square (2018).

The original film, also starring Trisha Krishnan, celebrated the transformation of Tirunalveli police officer Aarusaamy from bribe-taker to the nemesis of the bribe giver, played by Kota Srinivasa Rao. Hari has also directed the 2010 hit Singam, starring Suriya as an honest police officer. Singam was remade in Hindi as the Ajay Devgn-starrer Singham in 2011.

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Saamy (2003).
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