THERI MOVIE REVIEW
Staring : vijay, samantha, amyjackson
Director : Atlee
Music : GV Prakash
Production : Kalaipuli S Dhanu
More and more promotions with anticipations getting bigger and bigger in accordance to the talks by makers of ‘THERI’. Finally, the big day takes off with celebrations as the fans manage to exhilarate over the grand opening. The film directed by Atlee is produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu with Samantha and Amy Jackson playing the female lead characters.
There is a craftsmanship that lies with Vijay. He makes sure to keep his fans and audiences engrossed overshadowing even some of the major drawbacks. This has been his incredible strength over the years of his successful journey. We watch his movies for the brand ‘Vijay’ and nothing else, not even the story. As you keep watching Theri, you’ll feel it a collaged version of his very own magnum opus ‘Madurey’, where he plays a market vegetable vendor with a hidden avatar of IAS officer. With some traces of this film, we are even reminded off Superstar Rajnikanth’s Baasha, Captain Vijayakanth’s Honest Raj, Ajith Kumar’s Yennai Arindhaal and Vedalam. So much of similarities and the fallible writing by Atlee becomes a major constraint, where you would easily predict the proceedings ahead of what’s going to happen next.
In fact, it was all quite revealing with the theatrical trailer itself of what it is all about. But technical team with Cinematographer George C Williams and GV Prakash’s background score is a major plus that encompasses perfect mass appeal along with Ruben’s editing and stunt works.
When it comes to sketching characterization, Vijay is the greatest appeal here. His body language and cute expressions become the awe-inspiring clicks. Similarly, the emotional outbursts during the time of his loss are very well executed. Samantha portions have been neatly written as Atlee scores well with the romantic rhetoric. Amy Jackson has nothing much to perform. Mahendran arrives by the intermission and his role could have been yet more outstanding. Naan Kadavul Rajendran manages to shoot up the laughter riot in places. But it’s Baby Nainika who steals the show. Radhika Sarathkumar is best. Prabhu has minimal significance.
Overall, Theri can be regarded as a special tailor made treat for Vijay fans and in accordance to sentimental factors, it will surely impress family audiences.
Verdict : Ordinary Revenge Tale told in a middling style