Nelson’s ‘Jailer’ is yet another watered-down attempt at fan service, but Rajinikanth is solid and Vinayakan is superb

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Nelson’s ‘Jailer’ is yet another watered-down attempt at fan service, but Rajinikanth is solid and Vinayakan is superb
Nelson’s ‘Jailer’ is yet another watered-down attempt at fan service, but Rajinikanth is solid and Vinayakan is superb

Spoilers ahead…

I think Nelson wanted to do a very bloody and very violent movie, but was forced to make it warm and cuddly because… “family audiences”.

There’s a galaxy of major and minor stars in Nelson’s Jailer: Mohanlal, Shiva Rajkumar, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi, Tamannaah, Marimuthu, Yogi Babu, VTV Ganesh, Jaffer Sadiq, Redin Kingsley… None of them makes an impression. If your response to this observation is to throw back your head and laugh… If you say, “This is a Rajinkanth movie, so who cares about anyone else”… If it’s enough that we get callbacks to old films and old lines and old habits like smoking on screen… If all you seek is nostalgia, like Rajinikanth reuniting with his Uttar Dakshin costar Jackie Shroff… If all you want is a series of shots of Superstar looking stylish and cool, including one super-stylish and super-cool shot where we glimpse his booted feet through a half open door… Then read or listen no further. You don’t need this review.

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https://www.galatta.com/tamil/movie/review/jailer/

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