Starring: Vijay Deverakonda, Mike Tyson, Ananya Panday, Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Makarand Desh Pandey, and Getup Srinu
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Producer: Puri Jagannadh, Charmee Kaur, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Hiroo Yash Johar
Music Directors: Sunil Kashyap, Vikram Montrose, Tanishk Bagchi, Jaani, Lijo George, DJ Chetas
Cinematography: Vishnu Sarma
Editor: Junaid Siddiqui
Live updates for the Vijay Deverakonda starring film Liger, which is being directed by Puri Jagannadh and stars Ronit Roy, Ananya Panday, Ramya Krishna, and Vijay Deverakonda in key roles. Mike Tyson, a legendary boxer, will make a lengthy cameo appearance in the movie.
Liger, starring Ananya Panday and Vijay Deverakonda, is now running in theatres. Puri Jagannadh’s all-Indian film tells the tale of a boxer who battles adversity in order to leave his mark. In Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada, Liger is being released. The plot of Liger has not been revealed in the film’s advertisements or songs. Due to the pandemic, the Dharma Productions-Puri Connects movie has experienced numerous delays during its three-year production. Significant roles are also played by Mike Tyson and Ramya Krishnan.
Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday have been promoting Liger for the past month in flashy outfits all over the nation. As a result, Vijay Deverakonda, Puri Jagannadh, and co-producer Charmme Kaur were optimistic about the outcome of Liger. The Arjun Reddy actor asserted that Liger is already a “blockbuster” in a promotional interview. Has the movie lived up to the expectations the production team aggressively cultivated? Big no, is the answer.
However, Balamani cautions him not to let falling in love divert him. Tanya (Ananya Panday), a well-known figure on social media, is impressed after witnessing Liger fight. And then they start to fall in love. So he did exactly what his mother had warned him against. Hmm…
Puri Jagannadh, a director who has created a number of memorable movies in the past, appears to be completely out of shape. Although the story doesn’t mention it, Liger took three years to create. Even a young child could anticipate the outcome of this story because it is so old-fashioned. You are given no explanation as to why Balamani and Liger decided to pursue mixed martial arts as a career.
Vijay Devarakonda performs admirably in the role, and his transformation is pleasing to the eye. Although his act of stammering is annoying, he handles it well in the second half. Ananya Pandey gives her all while playing a rich girl, but her portrayal of the part is lacking.
Getup Sreenu makes a few people laugh in the first half, and Ali does alright in his role. Ramya Krishna does a good job in her role as Vijay Devarakonda’s mother and elicits respectable feelings. As a coach, Ronit Roy is impressive.
At the film’s conclusion, Mike Tyson makes an appearance, and his cameo was well-shot. He has some great comedic scenes with Vijay Devarakonda. The movie’s MMA fight scenes have been choreographed well.
Although Vijay Devarakonda’s stuttering act appears good in the advertisements, it does not work well in the movie. The decision by Puri Jagan to portray him as a man with a disability may be his biggest error. The stammering act is boring, which will disappoint the audience who enjoys Vijay’s natural way of delivering dialogue.
The plot of Liger is weak, and it doesn’t work. The hero’s journey appears haphazard and there is no real conflict in the movie. Additionally forced and lacking in interest is the love story.
There are some good songs and a decent story in the first half. But the coin is toss for the second half. Vijay’s journey to the US and his rise to fame appear extravagant. Liger disappoints because there is absolutely no emotional connection in the movie.
The twist involving Ananya Pandey is ridiculous and poorly handled. The mother’s sentiment is also outspoken and superficial. The movie lacks high points, and viewers hoping to see Vijay Devarakonda as a typical Puri hero will be let down.
The movie has nice production values. Additionally, the camera work is quite good. When it comes to Telugu, the songs don’t sink, but the music sounds cool in Hindi. Sunil Kashyap’s BGM is subpar in the first half but excellent in the second. There are some issues with the production design.
Regarding the director Puri Jagan, he has undoubtedly fallen short of the expectations set. Once more, it is obvious on screen that he rushed the writing and narration of his story. It does not at all work to make the protagonist stumble.
Although Puri is known for elevating his hero characters, there aren’t many scenes in Liger that do this. Although it looks good to include Mike Tyson in the story, the way the proceedings are concluded is absurd. The movie glaringly lacks the Puri mark dialogues and emotions.
Puri’s sports drama has also been done to death and lacks originality. The lack of a clear antagonist is the reason why Puri’s conflict has little impact. However, he uses comedy to produce a few high points and to elicit some popular patriotic dialogue.
Overall, liger falls short of the expectations set. Basic flaws include a flimsy plot, Vijay’s stuttering performance, and hurried proceedings. However, there are a few enjoyable general-audience scenes and Vijay’s transformation, which will appeal to the B and C center audience, making this movie only watchable. We only advise you to enter the situation with fewer expectations.