Theri (2016) Tamil Movie Review | Critic Reviews

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Total Reviews - 11
Average Rating - 4.8/10
Yes - 3
No - 2
Neutral - 6

Critic Reviews Theri

  • AP Herald | Review By -Comman Man Rating-2/10
Vijay must really wake up from his sleep in order to survive in this industry.  He just faces harsh time due to poor script selection. Samantha has done a solid role. But still why is that 'Chella Kutty' song and Lip-lock kept ? Is it a must that Vijay movies must have some 'ADULT' content ? Nainika is the show stealer. Her cute and innocent looks are a huge plus. Mahendran is a powerful villain. But even he is wasted due to a sluggish screenplay. Atlee deserves a 'BIG SLAP' for taking a movie with old Tamil scenes.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -M Suganth Rating-6/10
With the right material, Vijay can elevate even an ordinary scene with his amazing screen presence. And he can effortlessly play to the gallery. It is these aspects that Atlee repeatedly calls upon from the actor in Theri, a cop story that is entertaining despite being predictable. But this is a formulaic film and can be best described only with another cliche — old wine in a fancy, extra-large bottle.
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  • Behindwoods | Review By -BW Review Board Rating-5/10
Theri will also be known for its visual brilliance. Be it the action sequences or the songs,  you would find some top notch camera angles as well as lighting, thanks to cinematographer George C Williams. GV Prakash’s background score definitely adds the mass as well as the emotional connect elegantly. One more credible work to his list. On the whole, Theri is a little predictable emotional ride with some great performances, superlative technical work with a mix of commercial elements.
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  • Manorama | Review By -Arathi Kannan Rating-5/10
As a drama, Theri lacks depth; the story plays it much too safe, and centralizes all its energy on Vijay. Every element in the story is arranged in a way to make him the very desirable cop, father, son, husband, son-in-law, et al. Predictability hovers above the heads like clouds that are about to burst, with a shabby screenplay playing bad weather. But amid all this, Vijay picks his cues, executing them neatly. The actor has all the space he needs to play up his clowning around-yet-task-master
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  • DNA | Review By -Latha Srinivasan Rating-5/10
A lot was expected from director Atlee but he has fallen short in this Vijay film. Having a star like Vijay he should have made maximum use of his talent, skills, and popularity. But he didn't. The story is very slow (especially in the first half) with many scenes that don't add value to the film. In the second half, the pace picks up but the 'Theri' moments in the film are few and far between. Casting Vijay as a cop is a coupe and Atlee could have taken this movie to another level if he had cut down on the heavy, constant sentiment that bogs down the film.
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  • Rediff | Review By -S Saraswathi Rating-5/10
The film is packed with characters, but Theri is a film that rests entirely on Vijay's shoulders. The actor is undoubtedly a great entertainer and ensures there is never a dull moment. It is interesting to note how many of Vijay’s dialogues seemed to be aimed at the audience rather than the characters in the film. While Atlee’s Theri may lack the refreshing simplicity of Raja Rani, it is a well-packaged commercial entertainer that is sure to thrill Vijay’s fans.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Goutham VS Rating-4/10
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder Vijay became a superstar?
The much anticipated scene from Theri’s trailer where Vijay is shown singing the ‘twinkle twinkle’ poem to some goons and couple of other scenes where the supernatural abilities of the hero has been put in ‘subtly’ with laborious effort are the only relief spaces in this so-called mass entertainer.
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  • India Today | Review By -Kirubhakar Purushothaman Rating-6/10
Within 15 minutes into Vijay's recent outing, you could hear people mumbling 'Vedalam madhuriyae iruku' (It looks like Vedalam). Agreed. Not only is the title Theri, more of this Vijay-starrer resembles Ajith Kumar's last outing Vedalam. But they all are versions of  Rajinikanth's 1995 film Baasha. If Vedalam is Baasha 4.0, Theri is another updated script of the same film.
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  • Now Running | Review By -SMK Rating-5/10
Technically, the film is topnotch with George William's vibrantly shot visuals and GV Prakash's sterling background score. Overall, Theri is definitely a watchable commercial entertainer from Vijay and it has enough in store for women and family audiences, who form a lion's share of his loyal and long-standing fan base.
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  • Filmi Beat | Review By -Avinash Gopinath Rating-5/10
One of the biggest worries of Theri is its slow and predictable screenplay. While the first half is on the average side, the latter half is almost too slow to believe. Packed with emotional scenes, Theri suffers from some poor writing by the Raja Rani director. It may also remind you of many successful Tamil movies, which doesn't help the cause.
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  • Tolly Trends | Review By -Siva Rating-6/10
The story of the movie has been sleak and short laced with loads of emotions. The screenplay in the second half should have been taken enough care of and the dialogues have been decent. The music and the cinematography are the major assets of the film and so is the background score. The production values have been grand and rich.
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Vijay, Samantha, Amy Jackson, Baby Nainika, Prabhu, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Mahendran, Rajendran, Azhagam Perumal, Kaali Venkat, Swaminathan, T. M. Karthik, Jayaprakash, Kalyani Natarajan, Sunaina
Atlee Kumar
Atlee Kumar
Atlee Kumar
Atlee Kumar
George C Williams
GV Prakash Kumar
produced by: 
Kalaippuli S Thanu
Action, Drama
run time: 
158 minutes
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