Its june 15th today and it sure is a big day for the millions of fans of the Super Star Rajnikant who virtually rules the Tamil Movie Industry. His much awaited movie Sivaji has finally hit the theaters with a bang. The tickets were hard to come by as all the tickets were sold out in advance reservations. So please don’t be surprised if you happen to live somewhere in south India and don’t find the usual long queues in front of the counter that extend for miles often causing traffic blockades and a state of utter chaos. Well I was one of the lucky ones who’d been fortunate enough to get the tickets for the premiere.
Before we dwell into the actual movie itself there are certain things the I think should be mentioned. First of all Sivaji comes after a long gap since the last Rajni movie and the kind of hype it received from all sorts of media was tremendous. Sivaji has the credit of being the Costliest venture ever undertaken in the Tamil film industry so far. Sivaji is the first Indian film to incorporate the latest 4K resolution technology that so far was used only in big-budget
Sivaji,s Songs Lyrics is penned by Vairamuthu. And Music comes from none other than A R Rahman the most celebrated music director of
The early release of Sivaji in
No wonder even the Super Star Rajnikant was a bit worried about this entire affairs he’s quoted to have said
“Rajnikanth: Actually, I wasn't nervous before. But the media and the press have hyped about the movie so much, that I'm tensed now. The picture is a great picture, it's a complete commercial family entertainer. It entertains and caters to all the classes. But definitely, I have to see how big a commercial success it will become.”
Sivaji Movie Review
As in most Tamil movies the story mostly revolves around the hero – Rajnikant (Sivaji) an accomplished businessman who returns from the
The movie is very captivating and evenly paced making sure the viewer never loses interest. The first half is filled with humour mostly handled by Rajni and Vivek. Second half sees the Superstar in a different cast. The scenes are action-packed with Rajni at the helm of affairs.
Shriya does her part well and so does the glamorous Nayanthara who does an item number in Sivaji. Vivek was simply superb with his comic dialogues but I strongly felt Suman’s role as a villain could have been a lot better. Rest of the supporting cast also deserves mention coz they did their job well.
Although the story line is similar to most Tamil movies or rather Rajni movies, where in the protagonist overcomes all the hardships that life throws at him and builds his fortune. and it all ends up going to the benefit of the poor. Shankar has done all that he can to make the script look as unpredictable as possible and his efforts has defenitly yielded resulsts. The climax is easily the best and the most exciting part of the movie.
Some Interesting Facts
Sivaji is AVM production’s 168th venture. For Superstar RajiniKanth, Sivaji is his 9th movie with AVM productions and for director Shankar this is his 9th movie in his directional career and first movie with AVM productions.
This movie bears the title Sivaji after the name of the legend of Tamil cinema Shivaji Ganesan.
Rajinikant has sung a song in this movie which is his second attempt of playback singing.
Things I liked about the Movie
Sivaji Movie Trailer
- Shanker’s Screenplay and direction
- AR Rahman's music.
- Art direction and the extremely lavish Sets by Thotta Tharani.
- Rajnikant – Especially in the scene where he does a Sivaji, MGR and Kamal Hassan