Superstar Rajinikanth was desperately waiting for a proper hit at the box office. Rajinikanth’s last two films Petaa and 2.0 were decent hits at the box office. After a long gap of two years, Rajinikanth made a grand comeback with Jailer. The film hit the screens today. The film trailer, teaser and poster have generated much hype about the film. Is the film able to leave up to the audience’s expectations? Here’s our review of Jailer.
Story: Muthhu aka Tiger Muthuvel Pandian (Rajinikanth) is a retired police officer who enjoys his life with family and loved ones. In a horrific incident, Muthhu hears the news of his son’s death. What does Muthhu will do? Who killed Muthhu’s son? Why do they want to kill him? How Muthhu avenges or takes revenge is the gist of the story.
Performances: Rajinikanth wears Muthuvel as a second skin. He is marvellous in the film. Mohanlal, Shiva Rajukumar’s extended cameo roles are another highlight. It is a delight to watch all the 90s actors in one frame. Vinayakan fits the bill perfectly in the villain role. No one would have replaced him.
Ramya Krishna gets wasted in the film and she did her part in the film nothing much to mention about her. Yogi Babu and the other cast crew did justice to their roles.
Analysis: It is a huge comeback by Director Nelson. The first half of the film is okay with mixed of action scenes and comedy. The second half of Jailer will be next level, no one would think it.
The dark comedy worked really well. It is a new theme for the audience, thanks to Nelson for introducing it. The second half is loaded with whistle-worthy dialogues. Rajinikanth’s valiant and fiercest avatar is wow. All the scenes between Rajinikanth and Vinayakan are top-notch.
The villain oozes antagonism and sadism. The second half is emotionally driven without delivering any distracting twists. The film ends on a high note. The music has been composed by Anirudh; he is the saviour to the film. The cameo appearance, the emotional climax pushe the film to be the winner of this week.
Shiva Rajkumar, Mohan Lal’s cameos
Music by Anirudh
Twists and turns
The first half was sluggish
The influence of commercial films on the second half.
Verdict: Jailer is a Box Office blast. It is truly Rajinikanth’s one-man show. Don’t miss it.
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