Jilla Review by Common Man

Jilla Review by Common Man

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Vijay + Mohanlal’s Combo had created huge expectation for this movie. Vijay + Kajal Aggarwal reunite again after the blockbuster “Thuppaki”.

Story: Vijay hates police department and their dress colour itself. Vijay plays the role of adopted son of Mohanlal. Mohanlal is a gangster & forces Vijay to become police officer, so that he will support all their illegal activities. What happens next forms the crux of the story

Vijay – After a huge success streak (Kavalan, Velayutham, Nanban & Thuppaki), Thalaiva managed to receive average collections due to issues with the release date. He gets Mass Intro in the movie, which will be enjoyed by his fans. Vijay looks adorable with his mischievous looks & smiles. As usual, he has performed brilliantly in all departments. His voice modulation, comedy timing, dance and imitating Mohanlal’s walk will receive applause from common audience too. 

Kajal Aggrawal – Love Scenes between Vijay & Kajal were quite similar to Thuppaki movie and was quite good. She does the regular commercial movie heroine role – 6 scenes and 3 songs.

Mohanlal – 4 National Film Award winning actor had not been utilized properly in the movie. Chemistry between Vijay & him were much better than Vijay & Kajal. In the first half, the combo gives lots of cheering and shouting moments for their fans. But, in the second half, story moves as Vijay vs Mohanlal and the usual commercial movie scenes were repeated.

Soori – His One Line Comedy Timing Dialogues were great.

Pradeep Rawat, Thambi Ramaiah, Poornima Bhagyaraj, Vidyullekha Raman have played the supporting actor roles. Scenes between Vijay & Poornima have come out really well.

Editing by Don Max could have been better. Movie runs for almost 3 hours. Duration of the movie plays the spoilsport. First half of the movie was quite engaging. But, second half had various melodramatic sentiment scenes for father, mother, dad & sister. Climax of the movie too was never ending.

Music by Imman was quite good. He has given two good melody songs – “Kandaangi” & “Verasa Pogayile” to the movie. Vijay’s voice to the song “Kandaangi” & Vijay’s dance performance in “Jingunamani” along with Scarlett Wilson (London based actress) adds more value to his music. Imman’s Background music was too good.

Directo Neason is really lucky to work along with Vijay + Mohanlal in his second movie. He has managed to give an engaging commercial action movie in the first half. Indeed, there was a major twist in the interval block and it raises curiosity for the second half. But, the second half was too dragging with a twist in the pre climax portion, which was not needed & due to that twist, movie runs for 20 more minutes testing the patience of the audience.

Overall, it will satisfy die hard Vijay fans alone as he returns back to old fashioned pure mass commercial action formula movie yet again

First Half – 3/5 & Second Half - 2/5
Rating of this movie by Common Man – 2.5 / 5
Rating of this movie for die-hard Vijay fans – 3 / 5

Sathish Kumar

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