Bigil (Review): Lots of drama and the fantastic Rayappan

Bigil Review

Bigil is a sports action film directed by Atlee with huge star cast including Vijay, Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Indhuja, Yogibabu, Reba Monica, Varsha Bollamma, Danial Balaji, Soundararaja and more. Bigil produced by Kalpathi S. Aghoram under the banner AGS Entertainment. The mega budget movie is the third collaboration of Vijay and Atlee, after the box office hits Theri and Mersal. The expectation is on sky high. How is the finale out!

Thalapathy Vijay is one of the biggest actors in India with one of the strongest fan base. Vijay in Raayappan character is a treat to watch. His body language, and voice modulation is awesome. It is the best of Vijay since Kaththi in terms of performance and character. Vijay as the coach has some wonderful moments with the girls and drew lots of cheers from the audience. Atlee knows Vijay, his fans and the audience. Atlee brings the best in Vijay. He does it again in Bigil.

Reba Monica, Amrita Iyer, Varsha Bollamma, Indhuja and the team are good but does not have anything to do other than crying or playing-karate (in the name of football). Nayanthara is beautiful and looks elegant but the character does not give scope for anything. Kathir, Jackie Shroff, Soundararajan and Yogibabu are wasted.


We know how Atlee places the emotion and mass elements. Mass elements, flashback drama, present day drama and then the winning moments. Nothing changes here. It is the same Atlee and he places the mass elements and melodrama well enough to please family audience as well as the fans. But the script lacks even the smallest continuity regards to the story, emotion and characters. His stylish visuals and colour tone, and massive sets looks absolutely grand on screen.

Funniest part in the script is that each and every character in the movie talks about Bigil and his greatness and his mass and his sacrifices in a move that is said to be about women freedom and dreams. An idea gone terribly wrong in that sense.

Power

Vijay as Rayappan
AR Rahman background score
Mathare Song
Singappenney Song
Railway Station Scene
Police Station Scene
Emotional might work with family audience

Downside

Script
Length
Atlee execution
Excessive melodrama
VFX
Football scenes – will work only with the people who don’t have any idea about football.
Actor Vivek
Editing
Comedy scenes

Bigil is all about Bigil and Rayappan, not about football or women. It is a packed commercial movie which will work with family audience for the emotional scenes in the second half. Watch it on big screen with fans for Vijay and AR Rahman soundtrack.

3.5/5

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