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.
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
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
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
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