Jailer Movie Review
After a long hiatus of 5 years, the long wait of Superstar Rajinikanth fans comes to an end as his ‘Jailer’ gets released worldwide. The film marks the fourth directorial outing of Nelson (Beast, Doctor and Kolamaavu Kokila). Kannada actor Shivarajkumar and Malayalam icon Mohanlal have made special appearances in the film. The movie has an ensemble star cast comprising Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi, Jackie Shroff, Yogi Babu, Vinayakan and many others.
The film is about a retired police officer Muthuvel Pandian (Rajinikanth), whose son, a honest police officer (Vasanth Ravi) goes missing after involving in the mission of trapping the miscreants lead by a notorious criminal (Vinayakan) involved in the idol smuggling.
The running length of the film is almost 3 hours, and it’s really been a big question if Nelson would be able to keep the audiences engrossed. The first half moves at the right pace without any hassles. The emotions and silence of Rajinikanth followed by his humorous stroke with Yogi Babu and other characters slightly raises up the momentum. The post-interval sequences does have some slight slow moments, but they are back to the right pace soon. Just when you think why the climax face-off between Superstar and the villain Vinayakan has occurred so soon, we are given a twist and surprise. From there, it might look like slightly stretched, but Nelson’s craftsmanship in ‘Dark Comedy’ keeps us engaged.
Many filmmakers in the name of idolising Rajinikanth have overdone the job, but Nelson has carefully delivered an ‘actual Rajinikanth’ movie. The special appearances of Shivarajkumar and Mohanlal are the greatest highlights in this movie. Malayalam actor Vinakayan is terrific. Very rarely we get to see a powerful villain in the movies of Rajinikanth and this is the one.
Musical score by Anirudh is good, and although the ‘Kaavala’ song has nothing to do with the main plot, we still have the unexpected Rajinikanth humour here as well.
The climax is a treat to all the Rajinikanth, Shivarajkumar and Mohanlal fans.
On the whole, ‘Jailer’ is a wholesome treat for the family audiences and fans. After SP Muthuraman, KS Ravikumar and Karthik Subbaraj, Nelson gives a blueprint for filmmakers, who are going to direct Rajinikanth movies in the future.
Jailer Movie Review
Verdict: A perfect entertainer that will engross family crowds and fans together.