Theri – Its another splendid movie for Vijay and the Team Atlee. Vijay has been marvelous throughout the movie in “Cracking timing comedies, Young muscular look, kick-Ass dance movements, High-octane dialogue deliveries, Action sequences, Emotional scenes, outstanding body language and Awesome screen presence”. As usual its just a cake walk for him. Yes!!! when you have a big mass hero like Vijay in the crew, you always have that added responsibility to deliver a high quality product in order to not only satisfy but to delight the masses. That’s what Atlee has done here. He has done a great job.

Theri is a pretty tight – packed at just above two and half hours and one has to say there are hardly any needless scenes. Atlee has shown a good versatility in his second outing and eventually Theri has turned out to be an another very good film in his career. He has blended the police efficiency, father daughter relationship, emotions, love portions and action sequences in a right proportion.

The plot is just a clash between two dads one being good and another one not. Highlight scenes are Vijay’s malayalam dialogue, class room scene, interval mass, few twists. Only negative i felt is we can guess what could happen next especially before the climax portion. But that’s how every one wants though. Thanks to editor Ruben for making the the screenplay taut. Decent DOP.

Composer GV Prakash has been outstanding with his songs, and he takes the cop’s heroism, mass scenes and other portions in to another level with his pulsating bgm score. “Jithu Jiladi” song is a tribute to all our dedicated cops. It is definitely a fruitful outing on his 50th project. Legendary director Mahendran who plays the antagonist role for the first time has done exceptionally well. Baby Nainika has done wonders throughout the movie. The dad – daughter relationship scenes were a treat to watch. Everyone has done their part well and did justice to their roles offered. Overall Theri is a high quality product , a pure Tamil New Year entertainer for family audiences and the mass of Vijay fans.

– Review by Rajasekharan Harikeshavan

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