Movie Review: Liger
Director : Puri Jagannadh
Producer : Puri Jagannadh, Charmee Kaur, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Hiroo Yash Johar
Music : Sunil Kashyap, Vikram Montrose, Tanishk Bagchi, Jaani, Lijo George, DJ Chetas
Starring : Vijay Deverakonda, Mike Tyson, Ananya Panday and others
Release date: 25th August 2022
Rating : 2.5/5
Liger Movie Review: Vijay Deverakonda, Mike Tyson, Ananya Panday and others starrer Liger, helmed by Puri Jagannadh has finally hit the theaters today on 25th August 2022. Let’s see the story of Liger.
Story: Liger (Vijay Deverakonda) and his mother Balamani (Ramya Krishna) come to Mumbai from Karimnagar. Balamani wants to see his son as national MMA champion. They run a tea shop in Mumbai for a living. Liger gets trained in MMA but the twist in the tale arises when he gets cheated on by a girl Tanya (Ananya Pandey). Her entry changes his life. What happens next? Will Liger become the international MMA champion? To get these answers one should watch the movie on the silver screen.
· Presence of Vijay Deverakonda
· MMA fight sequences
· Water-thin storyline
· Vijay Deverakonda stammering act
· Mike Tyson presence wasted
· Forced love story between Vijay and Ananya
· No Strong villain
Performance: The young sensation Vijay Deverakonda is a natural talent and he doesn’t try too hard to act. He keeps it simple irrespective of the complexities of the character he plays. Vijay Deverakonda’s expressive face and agile frame separate him from the other trained actors. He is a talented guy but his stammering act that looks good in the promos, disappoints the movie lovers on the screen. It is the biggest mistake of Puri Jagannadh to show Vijay as a man with a disability. Making Vijay Deverakonda stammer does not work one bit. Ananya Panday looks cute and she justifies her role. Once again Ramya Krishnan wins the hearts of audiences with her terrific performance. Mike Tyson makes an appearance in the climax part and he is just ok. Getup Seenu, Ali, and Ronit Roy and rest of the cast justify their roles.
Technical: Liger has a water-thin storyline. Puri Jagannadh’ way of narration and the realistic feel makes Liger a special film but his mark dialogues and emotions are missing in the film. The Cinematographer’s splendid work is its major asset. The Background music is superb. The Songs are good. Editing is not up to the mark, the movie needs a lot of trimming. The production values are good. There is no proper villain in this drama, which is one of the major drawbacks.
Analysis: Liger is strictly passable watch. Wafer-thin storyline, Vijay’s stammering act and no strong villain are the minus points of the movie. MMA Mixed Martial Arts fights, that come one after the other, make the movie watch.