Review of the film Liger: Vijay Devarakonda has stretched her acting skills in a new film called “Liger”. The film has sparked a lot of curiosity since it was announced, in part because it will be Vijay Devarakoinda’s first PAN India film. Interest in the film was piqued even more when the trailer was released.
Despite the fact that the film has been heavily promoted across India and of course as we all know how Vijay Devarakonda is involved in promotional activities, the film is finally out today, August 25, 2022. Without further ado, let’s dive into the detailed review. and see if the film lives up to expectations.
According to the plot of the film, Balamani (Ramya Krishna) and his son Liger (Vijay Devarakonda) are originally from Karimnagar, but now live in Mumbai, where they start a chai company. Balamani’s ultimate goal for his son Liger is for him to become a famous fighter. But there is a twist in the story Balamani tells about Liger’s father that makes it seem like he needs a lot of money to become champion. And finally, who exactly is Father Liger? To what extent do we know Balamani’s story? Is it possible for Liger to join the boxing team? Watching the movie is the only way to find out this information.
Cast and crew
The main parts in Liger were played by Vijay Devarakonda and Ananya Pandey, with the supporting turns of Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Desh Pandey and Getup Srinu. Produced by Puri Jagannadh, Charmee Kaur, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Hiroo Yash Johar; written and directed by Puri Jagannadh; filmed and photographed by Vishnu Sarma; music under the supervision of Azeem Dayani; edited and supervised by Junaid Siddiqui.
|Music director||Azeem Dayani|
|Producer||Puri Jagannadh, Charmee Kaur, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Hiroo Yash Johar|
|Launch||Vijay Devarakonda, Ananya Pandey, Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Desh Pandey and Getup Srinu|
Verdict of the film
After a long hiatus, Puri Jagannadh returned to the boxing genre with this film. The genre is popular in Telugu, with a handful of excellent examples including Srihari’s Badhrachalam and Pawan Kalyan’s Thammudu. The film opens with the usual Puri Jagannadh action sequence, but the story soon moves to Mumbai, where we witness the drama between Balamani and Liger.
It appears that Puri Jagannadh only stretched all the drama and romance into the first half so that he could focus the entire second half on the boxing sequences and a scene from Myke Tyson, but he seems to have backfired because the emotion main did not land well in the first half and that affected the second half, although if the first half could have cut some scenes then it could work.
Ramya Krishna as Balamani is simply brilliant, his body language and dialogue provide every nuance added so much to the character, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Desh Pandey and Getup Srinu do their part well. Vijay as Liger is good because he shines so well in most of the stammering scenes, but he failed to show some core emotions.
We can see Puri’s footprint in this film – his grip, his hero characterization and his dialogue – but it’s different from his previous films in that he’s focused more on the story than the hero. However, he managed to keep audiences interested in the image from start to finish.
It is clear that a lot of money was spent on making Liger, and it shows: Vishnu Sarma’s photography is solid, the soundtrack of a variety of Bollywood artists under the direction of Azeem Dayani is excellent and the rest of the technical departments did a fantastic job too.
In the end, Liger is a visually stunning delight for Vijay Devarakonda fans and a fun boxing story for the rest of the audience.
Rating: 3.75 / 5