Lawkeepers must be responsible too

It is “seeti time”! Vijay is back, with a body to die for, and a “sakkath” story in “Shankar IPS.” For long have the cops been the butt of jokes. For long have they been rendered useless in mass perception. This film sets right that perception, with a tight screenplay (Ramesh’s done a fabulous job) and some of the best punchy dialogues, corniness included, in recent times. Set at a brisk pace, “Shankar IPS” is orphan Shankar’s story.

A vigilante who is disturbed by the humiliation women are subjected to. An upright individual who thinks of nothing while taking law into his hands and righting a wrong.
Dishing out his brand of justice within permissible limits, Shankar doesn’t waste much time in letting all know his intentions. That his principles clash with the greed and opportunism of ladder-climbers sets up an interesting confrontation. At the heart of it all lie the underprivileged and helpless women who are attacked in the most vicious manner for no fault of theirs.

Apart from stilted dialogue delivery, the Black Cobra’s preparations are underutilised. Ravi Varma’s action is good. Playing an able adversary is Rangayana Raghu, whose recent choice of roles has changed for the better. Newcomer model Catherine Treasa is good. Ragini is a fast learner and a looker in a sari as well! Gurukiran fails to impress. Though a tad lengthy, “Shankar IPS” doesn’t disappoint.

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