Review of the film Liger: The latest Tollywood sensation Vijay Devarakonda spreading his wings with the film titled “Liger”, the film has sparked a lot of curiosity since it was announced and one of the reasons is Vijay Devarakoinda’s first PAN India film and once the trailer was released by the maker and curiosity doubled.
However, the producers have promoted the film all over India and of course as we all know how Vijay Devarakonda is involved in the promotional activities, despite the fact that the film has huge expectations, the film was released today, August 25, 2022, and without any delay jump into the in-depth review and find out if the film lives up to expectations or not.
Liger’s story tells that Balamani (Ramya Krishna) and his son Liger (Vijay Devarakonda) hail from Karimnagar and live in a city called Mumbai, where the duo set up a “Chai” business for survival. In the end, Balamani wants his son Liger to become a great boxer, However, things are not going smoothly as it seems that Liger needs a lot of money to become champion, where a twist occurs in the story that Balamani reveals about Liger’s father, Finally, who is Father Liger? what was Balamani’s background? Will Liger Become a Boxer? to know all this it is necessary to watch the film.
Cast and crew
Liger with Vijay Devarakonda and Ananya Pandey played the lead role and Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Desh Pandey and Getup Srinu are in key roles the film was written and directed by Puri Jagannadh, while photography was curated by Vishnu Sarma, Music is supervised by Azeem Dayani, while the film is curated by Junaid Siddiqui and the film produced by Puri Jagannadh, Charmee Kaur, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Hiroo Yash Johar.
|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
The films in the background of boxing are very telugu, there are few but brilliant films like Srihari’s Badhrachalam, Pawan Kalyan’s Thammudu, However, after a long and fiery hiatus, director Puri Jagannadh came up with this theme, well the story begins as Puri Jagannadh’s regular hero introduction with an action sequence, later the tale moves to Mumbai where we can see a drama between Balamani and Liger, but in a period we get bored with that drama as Puri Jagannadh is known for the characterization of his hero and the stimulating dialogues that we can see a lot in Liger but those are not enough for a PAN India film.
The first half went well but not as engaging as it seems like Puri Jagannadh stretched all the drama and romance into the first half alone so that you can focus the entire second half with the boxing sequences and scene of Myke Tyson, but it seems not to work properly because the core emotions did not land well in the first half and affected the second half as well, however, if the first half could cut some scenes then it could work.
Vijay as Liger is good because he shines so well in most scenes stammering but failed to show some core emotions, however we should appreciate his transformation to look like a boxer, Ananya Pandey has no room to perform, Ramya Krishna as Balamani he is simply brilliant, his body language, the dialogues provide every added nuance so much to the character, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Desh Pandey and Getup Srinu do their part well.
Puri Jagannadh is known for his grip, hero characterization and dialogue, we can see Puri’s sign in this film but not like his old films, this time he focused mainly on the story rather than the hero, however, he managed to engage the audience from start to finish.
Technically Liger looks top notch as we can see every penny in every frame, the photography of Vishnu Sarma is good and the soundtrack of the film is made by several Bollywood musicians and supervised by Azeem Dayani, the songs are not up to par , the background soundtrack is fine and the rest of the technical departments did their best.
Finally, Liger is a gripping boxing drama that can be seen by every section of the audience and for Vijay Devarakonda fans it’s a feast for the eyes.
Rating: 3.5 / 5