This is the story of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a committed police officer and his one-man war on criminals. This film does not belong to the mainstream song and dance genre, but gives a gripping narration of the life and times of an encounter specialist.
Dayanand (Jagapathi Babu) is a police officer who gets the reputation of being an encounter specialist who
mercilessly liquidates criminals.
His commitment to rid the society of criminal elements gets entangled in a web of police departmental politics, peer pressure and envy and the nefarious network of an underworld don.
In his fight on crime, Dayanand loses his wife but how he entraps the don cleverly forms the crux of the story.
Jagapathi Babu gives a very fine and polished performance as the protagonist. Sindhu Menon gives an effective display. Kota Srinivasa Rao is convincing as the retired police commissioner. Kota Prasad making his debut gives a confident performance. Mukul Dev and his role are made for each other. All other actors are quite adequate in their roles.
Being a remake of Ram Gopal Varma’s Ab Tak Chappan directed by Shimit Amin, the story, screenplay and dialogues of Siddham truthfully follow the original. The director did not dilute the narration of the film with
song and dance sequences.
The cinematography is very good and so are editing and audiography. The technical and production values are high.
Siddham is a good film to watch and it makes one understand and appreciate the supreme sacrifices made by sincere police officers. This suspense thriller with Jagapathi Babu adapting method acting is worth watching.
The Cast and Crew
Jagapati Babu, Sindhu Menon, Kota Prasad, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Subbaraju, Narsing Yadav, Siva Prasad, Malladi Raghava , Amit, Dil Ramesh, Mukul Dev, Radha Ravi and others.
Music: Amar Mohale
Cinematography: Bharani K Dharan
Direction: JD Chakri
Producer: Kiran Kumar Koneru
Banner : Shreya Productions
3 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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