Liger Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Liger Movie Review: Vijay Devarakonda has been stretching his acting chops in a new film titled “Liger.” The film has generated 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 further when the trailer was released.

Liger Movie Review

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Despite the fact that the film has been heavily promoted across India, and of course, as we all know how Vijay Devarakonda involves in promotional activities, the film has finally been released today, August 25, 2022. Without further ado, let’s dive into the detailed review and see if the film lives up to the expectations.

Story

According to the film’s plot, Balamani (Ramya Krishna) and her son Liger (Vijay Devarakonda) are originally from Karimnagar, but now make their home in Mumbai, where they launch a chai company. Balamani’s ultimate goal for her son Liger is for him to become a famous fighter. But there’s a twist in the story that Balamani tells about Liger’s father that makes it appear like he needs a lot of money to become champion. And lastly, who exactly is the Liger Father? To what extent do we know Balamani’s history? Is it possible for Liger to join the Boxing team? Watching the film is the only way to find out this information.

Cast & Crew

Leading parts in Liger were played by Vijay Devarakonda and Ananya Pandey, with supporting turns by 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 supervised by Azeem Dayani; edited and supervised by Junaid Siddiqui.

Movie Name Liger
Director Puri Jagannadh
Music Director Azeem Dayani
Producer Puri Jagannadh, Charmee Kaur, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Hiroo Yash Johar
Genre Sports Drama
Cast Vijay Devarakonda, Ananya Pandey,  Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Desh Pandey, and Getup Srinu
Editor Junaid Siddiqui

Movie Verdict

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 shifts to Mumbai, where we see some drama between Balamani and Liger.

It seems like Puri Jagannadh stretched all the drama and love story in the first half only so that he could focus the whole second half on Boxing sequences and a Myke Tyson scene, but that seems to have backfired because the core emotion didn’t land well in the first half and that affected the second half, though if the first half could have chopped few scenes, then it might work out.

Ramya Krishna as Balamani is just brilliant, her body language, and dialogue deliver 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 as he shines so well in most of the scenes with stammering but he failed in showcasing a few core emotions.

We can see Puri’s stamp in this film—his taking, his hero’s characterization, and his dialogues—but it’s different from his previous films in that he focused more on the tale than the hero. Nonetheless, he was successful in keeping the audience interested in the picture from beginning to end.

It’s clear that a lot of money went into making Liger, and it shows: the cinematography by Vishnu Sarma is solid, the score by a variety of Bollywood artists under the direction of Azeem Dayani is excellent, and the rest of the technical departments did a fantastic job as well.

In the end, Liger is a visually stunning treat for fans of Vijay Devarakonda and an entertaining boxing story for the rest of the audience.

Rating: 3.75/5

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