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Spark (2016)

Theri (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 15 April 2016 (USA)
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When his daughter's life is endangered by a local gang, Joseph Kuruvilla will do whatever it takes to stop them. However, at the same time, his dangerous past slowly resurfaces.

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Atlee Kumar

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Atlee Kumar (story and screenplay), Ramanagirivasan (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Vijay ... Vijayakumar / Joseph Kuruvila / Dharmeshwar
Samantha Ruth Prabhu ... Mithra
Amy Jackson ... Annie
Baby Nainika Baby Nainika ... Nivi, Daughter
J. Mahendran ... Vanmalai
Rajendran ... Rajendran
Radhika Sarathkumar ... Vijay's mother
Swaminathan Swaminathan ... School teacher
Prabhu ... Police officer
Boxer Dheena Boxer Dheena ... Road side rogue
Azhagam Perumal ... Ratnam
Lobo Lobo ... Vanamaamalai's henchman
Stun Shiva Stun Shiva ... Karikalan (as Stun Siva)
Prinz Nithik Prinz Nithik ... Chetan's henchman
Kaali Venkat ... Ganesan
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When an honest cop, Vijay Kumar's family is ruthlessly slaughtered by a politician and his aides, he decides to change his identity and commits his life to bring his daughter up in a serene atmosphere. But some freak events end up compromising his identity and what he does to save his daughter and avenge the death of his family unfurls as Theri. Written by PipingHotViews

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

INR 1,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Theri songs are available on 20th March 2016 See more »

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Jithu Jilladi
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Produced by: G.V. Prakash Kumar
Performed by: Deva and Balachandran
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THERI - Review
15 April 2016 | by BalajiSee all my reviews

THERI - Review Firstly, the Movie is made for Family audience and for Vijay's wide fan base. So expecting something new from his pattern is not fair. Typical Vijay Film with all ingredients packed well with action, emotions, and fun.

Have to appreciate Atlee's effort to come out of his comfort zone to make a MASS entertainer with a Superstar like Vijay is commendable.

Coming to the Movies Plot : A Simple line - a Cop Revenge Drama tailor made for Vijay's Screen Presence and his Acting Skills.

Vijay the man who steals the show completely from the word go till the Title card ends. His efforts have seen in his performance, where he takes his different getup and mannerisms very Subtle and Warm.

He excels both as Joseph Kuruvilla and Vijay Kumar. His variations in his acting for both characters are tremendous and can say one of the Best portrayal in Vijay's career. He has showed his performance with good mix of emotions, action, joy and as a father he controls over his anger all through the movie is wonderful to watch.

As usual he is at his best in Dancing skills, singing, comic sense and his attitude stands out all over the film. The major highlight of the film is Vijay's screen presence and his Charisma. Look out for his little gimmicks like (Rajinikanth's style) in and there which makes any Vijay Fan go crazy..

Director Mahendran made his debut with a stellar performance as a Corrupt politician and his dialogue delivery and his voice stands out strongly.

The plot looks very old and Atlee handles it with different with his screenplay and it makes us not to feel bored. The Scenes which involve Vijay and Mahendran was well made.

Baby Nainika was one the highlight of the film and she is adorable and made her debut very neatly and she stays in everyone's heart for sure and the baby dubbed her own voice was very appreciable. Hats off baby ! Samantha had a very serious and a lovely role and she excels with good reactions and emotions. The Vijay - Samantha Jodi looks perfect on screen. The romance portion have worked out well but it lacks the freshness which audience would expect from Atlee. Apart from that Amy Jackson tried her part to her looks and character was different from her past appearances. (Motta) Rajendran has done a neat job with what required for his role.

GV Prakash kumar made his 50th - and is a memorable one with Vijay - Atlee Combo. But he scored well with BGM than Songs which are very normal. The melody songs stands out with the situation and the intro song showed the dance skills of Vijay. BGM was pukka for a MASS entertainer like Theri, and he utilized it very well.

Atlee have utilized Vijay's presence and made a story which is very predictable and tried to attract family audiences with the old template. Being a student of Director Shankar, he could have made a story with good social message in it. But he failed in it rather he made a simple story line which required a Superstar like Vijay to take it to further level.

A Treat for all Vijay Fans. General Audience will also like the film overall.

Rating : 7.5 / 10


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