Finally, the much awaited movie, starring Ilayathalapathy Vijay, Samantha and Amy Jackson in the lead, has taken over thousands of screens throughout the world. Early reviews on Theri, from the premiere shows that took place last night, are mostly mixed.
We bring you the live audience response from moviebuffs who have already witnessed Theri on the silver screen.
Celebrations began much earlier in Tamil Nadu with fans performing the traditional 'milk abhisheka' to huge cut-outs of the star actor.
Some had even baked a massive 59 KG cake, celebrating the arrival of Theri. And of course, thousands of printed T-shirts were made and distributed to all enthusiastic Vijay fans.
Fans are absolutely going bonkers over the release of their favourite star's movie.
A fan named Sampath posted on his Twitter page, "Short review - @Atlee_dir used Thalapathy @actorvijay to the max ! Emotional-mass-lovable #theri! Evry1 excels in their respective dept!"
3FS Entertainment wrote, "#Theri Short Review Mass Family Entertainer, Too lengthy but its not boring, frame by frame claps & enjoyment #Theri Baby @george_dop."
A fan named Prasanna Bharathwaj called the movie "intolerable". He said, "#Theri Biggest pull down factor is boring screenplay and Worst modulation done by Vijay. Intolerable. #Review."
He further went on to say, "movie has some positives like powerful dialogues from the villain and little girl Nainika. Rest of the film is a big let down. Vijay need to learn acting and script selection from Vijay Sethupathi. The storyline is dead old and screenplay is lagging. The movie has no good scenes. I expected good mass action scenes but all ended in a worst way. Vijay flop streak continues."
Another moviegoer named Sathish retweeted, "#Theri Review - Vijay exudes cuteness, youthful as ever; super-fit as a cop. Atlee could not capitalize."
Sidhu wrote, "#Theri: Tolerable. Atlee's story is old as the hills, but his new-gen presentation saves the day. Enjoyable first half, middling second. George C Williams is the actual hero of the film, bringing us bright visuals all the way. Nainika's dialogues - another highlight!"
He further went on to say, "The main issue here is that you're always ahead of the proceedings, right from frame 1. Age-old predictable revenge-masala mix."
Kamaljii posted, "#Theri | Review - STORY A Predictable Revenge drama of a cop after his family is attacked. High Budget Mega Serial with No new twists."
Smritigitpal (dhanu) said, "#Theri review: 2.75/5- @Samanthaprabhu2 - @actorvijay chemistry @iamAmyJackson new avatar fressfull @Atlee_dir good job VFX ok. when I see FL & trailer expect new script ideal story but now after seen the movie story is oldwine not bad. #vijay."
Christopher Kanagaraj tweeted, "#Theri - A gud commercial entertainer. Vijay -Nainika super:) Normal revenge story with gud comedy, sentiments and action! Theri baby:) #Theri | Gud first half, felt its lengthy. Vijay - Nainika, Motta rajendiran portion super, Interval block sema, jithu jilladi song nt gud!!"