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'Theri' Movie Review & Rating: When Inspiration Reign Supreme!

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Theri movie review is here. Starring Ilayathalapathy Vijay, Samantha and Amy Jackson in the lead, Theri is one of the most awaited Tamil movies of the year.

Continue reading our review to know what exactly Theri has to offer Vijay fans and general moviegoers.

Theri Review

Theri Plot:

Even before the movie made it to the big screen, director Atlee had confessed that Theri has a simple plot. I would like to call it a tried and tested plot.

Vijay, leading a simple life, has a hidden past. He then turns into a man full of vengeance. Why is he on a revenge seeking spree and what is his past? Revealing the answers to these questions might deter you from watching the film.


If not for Vijay, Theri would fall into the 'not worth watching' category for most movie buffs. Literally, the star actor's ability to fascinate his audience with powerful dialogue delivery, charm and acting prowess, saves Atlee from having a red face.

Nainika's performance is another highlight of Theri. The cute little girl's propinquity with her father, played by Vijay, is the soul of this action entertainer.

Mahendran's much anticipated acting debut is not spectacular to say the least. However, his dialogues are a screamer for which Atlee has to be credited.

Though Samantha's characterization is formulaic, her ability to come up with credible performance stands out. Amy Jackson on the other hand could've done with a better wig. Her performance though is on the average side.


One of the few positives in the technical department comes in the form of dialogues. As mentioned earlier, Atlee has to be appreciated for penning some impressive dialogues that keeps you hooked somewhat.

Another positive is George C Williams' cinematography. The cameraman has packed richness in every scene, thanks to the usage of different tones and colours. His angles too, are quite impressive.

Interestingly, GV Prakash contributes to both the positive and negative aspects of the film. While his BGM is intriguing and suits the mood well, his songs are a disaster. Wrong placement of songs doesn't help either.

Editor Anthony L Ruben has done a fair job in keeping the film as tight as possible. But there is only so much you can do as an editor while dealing with a movie that has a sombre screenplay. He could've shortened the overall length of the film though.

One of the biggest worries of Theri is its slow and predictable screenplay. While the first half is on the average side, the latter half is almost too slow to believe.

Packed with emotional scenes, Theri suffers from some poor writing by the Raja Rani director. It may also remind you of many successful Tamil movies, which doesn't help the cause.

Overall View:

Getting inspired is absolutely understandable. But, depending on the inspiration in order to sell your own product is a matter of grave concern. With a tried and tested storyline and an ordinary screenplay Theri is far from what was expected. However, it has all the ingredients required for a family entertainer.

Also Read: Vijay's 'Theri' Live Audience Review: Movie Gets Mixed Response!

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