Thalaivaa is directed by AL Vijay, has Vijay and Amala
Paul in the lead roles. The movie deals with the story of a dancer
(Vijay), runs a dance school in Sydney, where he meets the female
lead Amala Paul. The actress joins his dance school. Soon, the duo
falls in love. Vijay makes a trip to Mumbai to see his dad and ends
up becoming a mass leader.
Actor Vijay's Thalaivaa is getting huge response all
over. Few critics claim that the movie is adaptation of Kamal
Hassan's Nayagan and Ram Gopal Varma's Bollywood movie
Sarkar. Thalaivaa is also an attempt from the
crew to title Vijay as Thalaivaa.
After saving Mumbai people from a serial bomb blast in
Thuppakki as Defence Inteligence Agency (DIA) agent, Vijay
has landed in the same city as mass leader. The much anticipated
movie is receiving average ratings from the critics.
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Oneindia: 3 Stars
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.
Timesofindia: 3 Stars
Thalaivaa is inspired by Nayagan and
Sarkar. Thoughtfully the director thanks makers like Mani
Ratnam and Ram Gopal Varma at the start. This film is a good
attempt to rehash the mafia tales of yore. And Mumbai has been used
more effectively here than in most Bollywood movies. However, it's
failing is the length. At three hours and two minutes, the movie
tests your patience.
Thalaivaa is a bibliography, so there are citations
from Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, Mani Ratnam’s
Nayagan (based on The Godfather), Ram Gopal
Varma’s Sarkar (also inspired by The Godfather)
and Vijay’s own back catalogue. Vijay's role remembers us the
character played by Amitabh Bachchan in 70s 80s in the movies like
Behindwoods: 2.75 Stars
A different Vijay offering with enough impactful scenes, which
takes its time to build up.
Indiaglitz: 3.25 Stars
A slow film with a good amount of substance. More class, less
Sify 2.5 stars
Standing tall in the list of India's best cinema are some films
such as Mani Ratnam's Nayagan and Ram Gopal Varma's
Sarkar.A.L. Vijay has completely gone haywire since
Madraspattinam, which still remains a path-breaking film
in his career. In his effort to make films with superstars such as
Vikram and Vijay, he only ends up churning half-baked
Metromasti: 3 Stars
The first half of the movie entertains with romance, class
performance of Vijay alongside Santhanam and Amala Paul's hilarious
comedy performance. It gets off to a slow start in the second half
but slowly grabs the attention with some intelligent scenes and