Production: Chandra Prakash Jain, CP Dinesh, CP Sunil
Cast: Abhimanyu Singh, Amala Paul, Rajiv Pillai, Santhanam, Sathyaraj, Vijay
Direction: AL Vijay
Screenplay: AL Vijay
Story: AL Vijay
Background score: GV Prakash Kumar
Cinematography: Nirav Shah
Thalaiva Movie Review
Today is an all important day for Thalaiva release. An important meeting is expected to take place by afternoon to discuss on the release date. The overseas distributors have given a green signal for the film’s release. It is to be seen if the movie will release elsewhere, even if it does not release in Tamil Nadu.
Director Vijay knows what works for the audience – he has done emotional dramas to romance to action with equal ease and actor Vijay knows what his fans want. The combination is sure to hit the right chord. Call the Nayagan charm or as you might like, Tamil films have a secret love affair for Bombay. Thalaivaa is partly set in Mumbai. The film is set partly in Mumbai and the rest of the film is shot in international locations including Australia. The backdrops promise something unique.
We know Vijay has a penchant for punch dialogues but Director Vijay has done away with the need for that in the film. In effect, Vijay and his crisp eyes will do the talking. The film boasts of very high production values – for instance, slums of Dharavi were recreated for the movie’s shooting. Vijay plays the role of an expert dancer, a first in his career. The quintessential comedian of all movies, Santhanam is present in Thalaivaa as well. But in this film, majority of his tracks is based in Australia. And hence expect a different firebrand comedy from him
The trailer shows Vijay in Australia tap dancing and romancing Amala Paul, going about joking with Santhanam, in a flash at Mumbai with Sathyaraj. Ever since the movie was announced there were wide spread speculations if the movie is on the same page of Nayagan, Devar Magan, however the director has silenced the critics by claiming that one has to watch the movie before jumping into conclusions and the entire team has been very careful in not making any resemblances to those movies.
This also marks Sathyaraj’s second outing with Vijay and after a comic yet sentimental outing in Nanban, this movie looks like a very much stern and serious role from the actor. Amala Paul plays the love interest of Vijay and Santhanam to take care of the comedy segment. Vijay’s dance and style are the two piping parameters to look out for, as the elevation this movie will take him is a watch out factor.