Jailer is a Tamil movie directed by Nelson released on 10th August 2023 starring Rajanikanth as the central character. The film marks a prominent comeback for the ‘superstar’ after quite a long time. Other major cast includes Vinayakan, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi, Yogi Babu etc. The film has also got stupendous cameos from Mohanlal, Shiv Rajkumar, and Jackie Shroff.
Almost everyone has performed exceptionally well in this movie, but thalaivar Rajni himself clinched all the fame with phenomenal acting skills and exceptional screen presence. Jailer is undoubtedly one of the best in Rajnikanth’s career and is really a feast for the viewer’s eyes. Mohanlal and Shiv Rajkumar has also done their cameos exceptionally well and is an added advantage of the film.It is also the first time Mohanlal and Rajnikanth Vinayakan, who was casted in the negative role also proved to be amazing.
Rajnikanth plays the role of Muthuvel Pandian, a retired Jailer, who enjoys an ordinary domestic life with his family. His son is a cop, who goes missing during an investigation. The story moves on as the father goes behind the people responsible to avenge his son’s abduction. The movie portrays the unconditional love and care of a father towards his son. The movie has also got decent twists and turns. Nelson’s making is truly remarkable. The way he utilized all the actors is a huge plus to this film. Most of the comedy scenes were also quite satisfactory.
Another major positive of the movie is the Music Maestro, Anirudh. All the background scores are marvellous and suits perfectly for each scene. In our opinion, the song ‘Hukkum’ has proven to be the best among all the other tracks. The film has an excellent and engaging first half followed by a mediocre second half.
The only let down we felt about this movie is, the second half being only okayish as compared to the spectacular first half. The second half also fails to make the audience engaging as the first one and some may also feel a tiny lag in the second half. The film also lacks emotional depth. The scenes made for emotionally connecting the audience to the film resulted in vain.
According to us, Jailer is a pure mass action drama which delineates the Thalaivar swag very well. It is definitely a must watch movie in theatres and is indeed a paisa-vasool entertainer from Nelson.
IMDb – 8/10
NDTV – 2.5/5
Our Rating 3.9/5