Jailer Movie Review

Jailer is a treat for Thalaivar fans who have a lot to celebrate about! Here goes our Jailer Movie Review.

Jailer Movie Review

Superstar Rajinikanth steals the show in an enjoyable commercial entertainer!

Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music

The combo of Superstar Rajinikanth and Nelson surely did create some excitement as one would surely expect a dark comedy with a proper crime angle from Nelson. In the same line, Jailer comes in as a film that has a backdrop of idol abduction and also puts in the director’s own style of comedy and emotions into the play.

Jailer is the story of Muthuvel Pandian, a man who has grown up his son with the idea of honesty and a correct approach. When he starts enjoying his retirement with his grandson, he is forced to return to his old angry self as his son is held captive by one of the city’s biggest baddies. The first half of Jailer keeps us entertained with Rajinisms all round, and the mass moments that keep it going. The comedy in the film does not work out as expected, but it is nice to see Rajinikanth back in a role that suits him well. The 30 minutes before the interval are the best part of the film, and there’s lots to cheer here. In the second half, the film goes on a very uneven path as there are lot of subplots and travel for the characters which aren’t very well sketched out. The fact that the episode involving the two Sunils and the highway action stretch add nothing to the film is undeniable and it could have been toned down by much especially when it is in such a big film. It is only the segment post the interval point and the pre-climax portion that helps the film.

Superstar Rajinikanth is in prime form again and credit to Nelson for showing him in another good way, he is the only director to do so after Karthik Subbaraj. The film is hell bent on the Rajinisms and the mass moments related to it, so there is not much to cheer about the other things.

Ramya Krishnan’s presence helps a lot, as she is on the dot with her expressions while Vinayakan is a great villain who actually sends chills down our spine at places.

The cameos by Shivrajkumar and Mohanlal turn out to be good additions to the film, and they create a mass hysteria in the pre-climax portions of the film, bringing in the whistles.

Jailer is technically solid as the music by Anirudh is once again the lifeline of the film – he catapults the energy to the audiences with his songs and score. The film also has terrific cinematography by Vijay Kartik Kannan.

On the whole, Jailer is a partly enjoyable, partly disappointing film that does not realize full potential but still turns out to be a good watch thanks to the Superstar Rajinikanth factor. Jailer Movie Review by Team Only Kollywood

Jailer Movie Review Rating: 3.25/5

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