Liger Movie Review: The newest Tollywood phenomenon As Vijay Devarakonda’s first PAN India picture, there has been a lot of interest in the movie “Liger” ever since it was announced, and that interest has only grown since the film’s trailer was released.
While the film’s release on August 25, 2022, comes with enormous expectations, the filmmakers have promoted it extensively throughout India, and of course, as we all know how Vijay Devarakonda involves in promotional activities, so without further ado, let’s dive into the detailed review and see if the film lives up to the expectations.
Originally from Karimnagar, Balamani (Ramya Krishna) and her son Liger (Vijay Devarakonda) settle in Mumbai, where they launch a chai company. After some time has passed, Balamani hopes that her son Liger will develop into a world-class boxer. But the road to championdom isn’t without bumps, as it turns out Liger needs a lot of cash to get there, and a twist emerges in the story Balamani tells about Liger’s father. And lastly, who exactly is the Liger Father? Can you fill us up on Balamani’s history? Does Liger want to join the Boxing team? Watching the film is the only way to find out this information.
Cast & Crew
Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Desh Pandey, and Getup Srinu also play significant roles in the movie Liger, which stars Vijay Devarakonda and Ananya Pandey as the major characters. Puri Jagannadh wrote and directed the movie. Vishnu Sarma handled the cinematography. Azeem Dayani oversaw the music. Junaid Siddiqui edited the movie. Puri Jagannadh, Charmee Kaur, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Hiroo Yash Johar produced the movie.
|Music Director||Azeem Dayani|
|Producer||Puri Jagannadh, Charmee Kaur, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Hiroo Yash Johar|
|Cast||Vijay Devarakonda, Ananya Pandey, Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Desh Pandey, and Getup Srinu|
Boxing-themed movies are popular in Telugu, and there are a few excellent examples, such as Pawan Kalyan’s Thammudu and Srihari’s Badhrachalam. However, after a lengthy absence, brash director Puri Jagannadh returned with this theme. The plot begins with an action sequence, as is typical for Puri Jagannadh’s hero introductions. Later, the action shifts to Mumbai, where we witness some drama between Balamani and
It appears that Puri Jagannadh stretched out the drama and love story in the first half only so he could concentrate the entire second half on boxing sequences and Myke Tyson scenes, but that seems to have backfired because the first half’s core emotion didn’t land well and it affected the second half as well. If the first half could have been cut down by a few scenes, however, it might have worked out.
Ramya Krishna as Balamani is just brilliant; her body language, dialogue delivery, and every little nuance added so much to the character. Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Desh Pandey, and Getup Srinu do their parts well as well. Vijay as Liger is good as he shines so well in most of the scenes with stammering but he failed to showcase a few core emotions.
Puri Jagannadh is renowned for his cinematography, character development, and dialogues; while his influence can be seen in this movie, it differs from his previous works in that it focuses more on the plot than the protagonist. Despite this, Puri is successful in keeping the viewer’s attention from beginning to end.
Technically speaking, Liger looks excellent because we can see every cent in every frame, Vishnu Sarma’s cinematography is good, and Azeem Dayani oversaw the background score, which was performed by a variety of Bollywood musicians. Although the songs aren’t up to par, the background score is excellent, and the rest of the technical departments did their best.
Last but not least, Liger is a compelling boxing drama that appeals to viewers of all demographics and is a visual feast for Vijay Devarakonda devotees.