Monday, August 12, 2013

590. Thalaiva Moview Review

When actor Vijay acted in movies, he had a good fan following. His acting in the movie Kadhalukku Mariyadhai made many youngsters to fall in love. Then he followed it up with many good movies. But as days passed by actor Vijay transformed into Dr. Vijay and that is when he stopped acting.

I had written a moview review about his movie Sura. After that it has been a while since I wrote something for Dr. Vijay. As his movie Thalaiva is going through a heavy turmoil, I decided to stand up for him and voice my support for the Ilaya Thalapathy. 

This is my review about the movie Thalaiva!

I am not going to write the story line nor am I gonna comment about the technicalities of the movie. 

Spoiler : Lion King + Anjali BGM + [Nayagan/Godfather/Sarkar image] + Mega Serial direction = Thalaiva

Daddy lion ( Underworld Don) gets killed and little Simba (Dr Vijay @ Vishwa) steps into his dad's shoes and becomes the Anna (Nayagan) of Mumbai. He becomes the Savior of the city as he single handedly abolishes corruption, rape and all the baddies. This kind of story is never ever made in the history of cinema.

The heroine of the movie is Amala Paul who actually looks like Amala Coffee. She has donned the role of Vijayashanti IPS and acts like  strict officer. Her presence in the movie is totally not necessary. There is another heroine in the movie too. 

The songs in the movie do not gel with the movie. The songs are like the answers we used to write in college exams. They are long , totally unrelated to the question; but still fetch good marks.

In one scene Dr.Vijay tries to cry like Nayagan Kamal Hassan. I cried too. Kamal Hassan would stop acting if he sees that scene. 

Sathyaraj has excelled in acting. But when ever he appears on the screen, the Anjali film BGM is played and we get the feeling that we are watching a Maniratnam +Illayaraja movie. The movie is very predictable and even a kindergarten kid can predict the scenes. There are a few predictable twists in the movie.

Finally the movie runs for almost 3 hours and that is a real torture for the viewers. As a Dr.Vijay fan, I watched the full movie, survived the horror. I am seriously hoping Vijay to do a movie like Kadhalukku Mariyadhai / Poove Unakkaga / Friends / Pokkiri /Gilli.

He does have the acting skills and the dancing talent to pull it off. But he is still trapped in the web of poor scripts and pathetic directors. The tag line for the movie Thalaiva is "Time to Lead". In reality it is actually Time to select good scripts".

Rating - 2 out of 10 . 

The 2 marks are for Sathiyaraj's performance

I left Santhanam out of the review because he is there in every other movie and he sure can make every one laugh.



  1. The spoiler 1 liner is probably the best!!! :-)

  2. Excellent review ...The spolier one liner was too good. :-)

    'He does have the acting skills..' _ Hahaha :-) too funny ;-)

  3. Best Movie review I have ever read. Analogy of Songs with Exam Answers is terrific.
    The only part of your review that I disagree is Santhanam. His dialogue delivery is stereotype. Somehow Tamil Films have always had stereotype comedy artists who perform in a typical repetitive style in all movies. (I am sure, you must be disagreeing with me here).


    Writing homour is tough ( i recently attempted 1 in my latest post). Must say,you carry it with ease. Keep going.


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