Illayathalapathy Vijay's last film Thalaivaa did not
meet audience expectations even though it was loved by his fans.
The collection of the film too was not good as the film was not
released in the state for close to two weeks in the state. Now, he
is returning with Jilla, which is much-bigger than his last
movie. The cast boosts of Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and Kajal
Expectations will always be high when Vijay is in the movie. Adding to that the names of Mohanlal and Kajal Aggarwal automatically rise the expectations of the audience. The success of teaser/trailer has also generated a huge curiosity in the minds of the audience. So, let us see what the movie comprising of A-list stars has to offer the audience.
Influential businessman cum local don Sivan (Mohanlal) brought
up Shakthi (Vijay) like his own son along with his younger son
Vignesh (Mahat) and daughter Mahalakshmi (Niveda Thomas). Sivan is
very close to Shakthi and they all lead a happy life. Shakthi hates
khakhi colour as his father was killed by a policeman.
In the mean time, Shakthi falls in love with Shanti (Kajal
Aggarwal), but refuses to pursue the love after he comes to know
that she is a cop. In order to hold control over the local issues,
Sivan manages to convince his adopted son, who hates police, to
become a cop who gets posted in their city itself.
All goes fine till a gas explosion costs hundreds of life in the
city. Shakthi, who was not serious about his work, gets upset with
the incident. More importantly, the fact that his father is
involved in this issue makes him angry. Situation changes him to go
against his father. Continue reading the Jilla
movie review on the slideshow...
Shakthi now decides to bring a change in his father and to
disconnect him from all bad activities. What happens next should be
The initial part of the narration appears like an old wine in
new bottle. But the story has many surprises with regular twists.
The first 30 minutes will be interesting and audience will be tired
Mohanlal and Vijay's introduction scenes are impressive.
Especially, the Illayathalapathy's intro sequence has been
stylishly shot. But the drawback of the first half is that it is
At parts, the narration is dragging and placement of songs are
quite boring. In fact, the item song, which was supposed to cheer
up the mood, plays spoilsport. Adding to that Kajal's love
sequences are forcefully added.
The maximum happenings in the story appear in the second half.
Twists and turns keep you engaged. But the director in the second
half too has failed to remove unnecessary scenes. In a bid to make
it an emotional journey along with all the entertainment elements,
Nesan has tried to bring in some sentimental scenes that could
backfire big time if not deleted now.
The sole drawback of Jilla will be unnecessary
sequences. At least, the film could be shortened by 20-30 minutes,
which could have been better than the current one.
Vijay is a treat to watch on-screen. His dancing abilities,
comic timings and fights are at his best. The actor has given
everything for his role.
Mohanlal is amazingly brilliant. His combo with Vijay will be
loved by all. We have to note that both the actors have equal
Kajal Aggarwal is wasted. It appears like she is in the film
just to fill the glam quotient. Her chemistry with Vijay doesn't
Soori tickles the funny bones of the audience. Other casts like
Mahat, Niveda, Sampath Raj, Pradeep Rawat have played their parts
D Imman's music is wonderful. 'Pattu onnu', 'Verasa pogayile'
and 'Kandaangi kandaangi' are our picks. The background score is
Ganesh Rajavelu's cinematography is good, but Don Max's editing
could have been a lot better. Selva's action sequences are praise
worthy. Finally, newbie Nesan has tried his best to impress the
audience. But in order to build a story that suits Vijay and
Mohanlal's images, he has lost the control over the
Jilla is not Vijay's best, but it definitely has enough
entertainment values. Watch it for Illayathalapathy and