Thalaivaa appears like an attempt to give Vijay a complete mass look again. His fans, who used to call him 'Thalapathy', will give him a promotion to 'Thalaivaa'.However, audience will have no clue why the movie is shot in Mumbai. Nonetheless, it is must watch for Vijay fans.
Thalaivaa is something between a classy gangster flick or a racy action drama..it may not be the best gangster drama but certainly is driven by Vijay.s terrific performance.. watch it for your favourite Vijay he leads Thalaivaa in a league of its own.
Vijay has matured as an actor of substance in commercial cinema with Thalaivaa. Not only is he a one-man entertainment troupe who can dance, fight, romance and do comedy with ease, but can also act.
One of the highlights of the film is the emergence of Vijay as an actor from a star, as he excels in emotional scenes.
On the whole, Thalaivaa likes the curate’s egg is good in parts and would have been better if it was more racy and shorter.
In the much-anticipated wait for Thalaiva, director Vijay remarked that he felt masses might begin referring to ‘Ilayathalapathy’ Vijay as “Thalaiva” Vijay instead of his long held moniker.
THE TIMES OF INDIA
A mafia don sends his son out of the country because he doesn't want even a shadow of his life falling on him. Destiny wills otherwise. The son makes an innocuous trip to Mumbai to visit his dad. And ends up filling his father's large shoes.
Vijay is in top form when he's normal and menacing. Sathyaraj as the don is effective. But the one who makes this arduous journey enjoyable is Santhanam, whose poker-faced humour provides relief in a largely grim story.