Jilla Review: A Comic Version of Thalaiva
Though Jilla boasts of huge star casts, it lacks substance. With its predictable story, it is a typical Tamil masala potboiler.
Cast: Mohanlal, Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Mahat Raghavendra, Niveda Thomas
Director: R. T. Neason
Music: D. Imman
Producer: R. B. Choudary
If you hated Kick, Dabbang, Singham, Thuppaki/Holiday, etc., there is no way you will like Jilla. Boasting of stars like Vijay, Mohanlal and Kajal Agarwal, it had the star power.
While Thupakki and Thalaiva were engaging and won the hearts with its emotions and interesting plot, Jilla had nothing new to offer. The same song and dance routines with a rowdy son who turns good and wants his father to be good make it an overdose of typical Tamil masala potboilers.
Having watched some astonishing Tamil thrillers, this one fails to make you feel the same way. The movie comes across as a comic version of Thalaiva. Few reasons that spoil it:
- Kajal Agarwal shown as a righteous and courageous police woman ends up doing nothing apart from song and dance as soon as Vijay steps in as Inspector.
- Mohanlal as this serious don and yet lovable father to Vijay makes an impression but not as much because you end up thinking if Prakash Raj could be better suited. But then you remind yourself that Prakash has already done enough such roles and this time it’s better if Mohanlal does it.
- The twist in the tale was predictable and added nothing to the plot.
- The message was good but it seemed like this was much shoddy job as far as writing the script around it goes.
Not recommended unless you have nothing better to watch or you are a Vijay/Mohanlal fan.
Shakun Rana Narang is Administrator of Moviemaniacs Facebook Group. The opinions shared by the reviewers are their personal opinions and does not reflect the collective opinion of Moviemaniacs Facebook Group or Learning and Creativity emagazine. All pictures used in this article are movie stills from the Internet
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