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Jilla (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 10 January 2014 (USA)
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A looming gangster after witnessing a bone chilling event, stands up against his father's prejudice.

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R.T. Neason

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R.T. Neason
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohanlal ... Sivan
Joseph Vijay ... Shakthi
Kajal Aggarwal ... Shanthi (as Kajal Agarwal)
Sampath Raj ... Minister
Mahat Raghavendra Mahat Raghavendra ... Vignesh (as Mahad)
Soori ... Gopal
Niveda Thomas ... Mahalakshmi
Poornima Jayaram ... Shiva's Wife
R.K. R.K.
Pradeep Singh Rawat ... Police Officer
Thambi Ramayya
Jayabalan Jayabalan ... Periyavar
Vidyullekha Raman Vidyullekha Raman ... Female Cop
S. Ravi Mariya S. Ravi Mariya ... Sivan's Sidekick
Krishnamoorthy Krishnamoorthy
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Sivan (Mohanlal) is a well-respected don in the area of Madurai. After his driver was killed in an altercation with a few enemies, including a rowdy cop, he takes the driver's son Shakthi (Vijay) as his own. Shakthi grows up with a vengeful hatred towards the Police uniform and any other Khaki clothing. Even towards his eventual lover (Kajal), initially hating, but then seeing her good side, But it is when his Father desires him to wear the uniform, that turn the tables on the illegal work of Sivan. How Shakthi deals with his Father, and an unknown assailant forms the crux of the story. Written by Sam Abraham

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Tamil | Malayalam

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Released during Pongal festival of 2014 along with Veeram. See more »

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In Singapore; the DVD release was cut in order to obtain a PG rating (the uncut version was rated PG13) See more »

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Emotional Roller-coaster
11 January 2014 | by uniquestSee all my reviews

It's Pongal season, and time for some new movies. Having never missed any of Vijay's films from the outset, I made my way to a premiere show of 'Jilla' here in SL.

A typical mass masala type movie once again. Nothing new to Vijay definitely. The first half is full of comedy, and with Vijay as the lead actor, we definitely know that it's a treat to watch his comedy acts. That's definitely a plus to the movie. Towards the middle, some really emotional scenes, that definitely tends to move the crowd to silence in the theater. And an action packed, all star ending to seal the movie.

Upside? Good comedy by Vijay himself, no doubt. Some good father-son and family scenes. And good BG music too. The songs are sure a hit. Action packed, with a few twists here and there. And since it's Vijay and Mohanlal we are talking about, the acting is definitely too good and very enjoyable.

Downside? Soori hasn't been used enough for comedy. In Velayudham it was a better performance. And the heroine, Kajal's character too has been rushed. As the main female lead, I guess she deserved some more juice in the plot. And the length of the movie. That's the biggest fail. It goes on for more than 3 hours. I feel they could have cut down a bit on the unnecessary parts.

So what's the verdict? 7 is my rating. Not as superb as Thuppaki was. But it's above Thalaiva for sure. A sure Pongal treat for the die hard Vijay fans. And a decent watch to the other neutrals, to enjoy with the family as well.


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