Movie : Theri
Directed by : Atlee
Produced by : Kalaipuli S Thanu
Written by : Atlee
Starring : Vijay, Samantha, Amy Jackson, Baby Nainika, Prabu, Radhika Sarathkumar, Mahendran, Rajendiran, Azhagam Perumal, Kaali Venkat
Music by : GV Prakash Kumar
Cinematography : George C Williams
Edited by : Anthony L Ruben
Production company : V Creations
Distributed by : SPI Cinemas
Release dates : 14 April 2016
Country : India
Language : Tamil
The word “Theri” has been sounding at almost corner by the critics and fans for the past few days and the film is finally out to be judged. This movie is the second project of Atlee, the director who perfectly struck the note in his debut film, Raja Rani. The expectations for his second film were already high as his first film had a terrific response at the box office and the name Ilaya Thalapathy has brought in even more than expected. After a lot of planning the film was finally slated for April 14th and was released as scheduled, today. Read on to know if it really lived up to the hype it had created.
The movie starts off with Nainika (Meena’s daughter) and Vijay enjoying each others company in a small town in Kerala along with Rajendran who plays the role of a family friend and well wisher. Soon you will get to know that Jithu Joseph (Vijay) is leading his life in exile for the sole sake of taking care of his daughter, when he gets caught in a scuffle where his identity is revealed, due to the police complaint that was filed by Anna (Amy Jackson). The word of his presence spreads years after he was assumed to be killed and then it is in the hands of the baddie (Dir. Mahendran), who tries to finish his unfinished tasks.
The star cast is an added advantage to Theri, with everyone donning their roles perfectly. While actress Radhika plays the role of a Vijay’s mother, Prabhu caps the role of a senior police officer who helps the hero even during his exile. Actor Rajendran handles the comedy part in a fresh tone while being the most trustable resource for Vijay’s family. Actress Amy Jackson has done a brilliant job to justify her role and her attempt to try the role of a malayali teacher has been accomplished perfectly to the best possible level. Samantha’s glamour is one definitely to be spoken and she has captured her audience with her spell bound screen presence.
Theri has a perfect blend of humour, sentiments, family bonding and thriller elements and Atlee along with perfecting direction has also penned down excellent dialogues, as he had done in Raja Rani. Expectations for the music were high as it was his 50th film and though the songs were not much impressive, the scintillating touches during the action sequences clearly meant that GV Prakash still has a lot left in him. George C. Williams has taken care of the cinematography and his perfect blend of the angles in correct proportions for every shot is definitely one more factor that has helped the film get good response.
The final cuts were by Editor.Ruben and though there are a few slags, he has almost touched perfection with his works getting better in every next movie. Though the film had a lot of positive points to be spoken of, this might not be the way as Atlee was expected as there were a number of unexplained and over explained parts giving the feel that the film is a bit lengthy, eventually meaning that there has been small gliches in the story and editing. However the stardom has it all to cover them up.
Verdict: Perfect family entertainer with a few slugs. A perfect comeback for the Ilayathalapathy.