Bigil Review: Vijay makes way for strong women
When Director Atlee and Thalapathy Vijay teamed up in Theri and Mersal there were fireworks at the box office! And with their latest from Bigil, It looks like the fireworks will be double with women empowerment set against the backdrop. While Ajith proved to work in a women centric film like Nerkonda Paarvai this year, Vijay’s Bigil seems to highlight Vijay’s stardom and charm, while still trying to put women-cast on the pedestal.
Bigil tells the story of Vijay Michael Rayappan (Vijay), a football player who gives up his passion due to personal tragedy. This tragedy in turn helps him get his life on the track again. When his friend Kathir (Kathir), who is the coach of a women’s football team, is injured Michael aka Bigil takes up the role of a coach. role he does it so that he helps women can fulfil their dreams and more importantly that his father Rayappan (Vijay) a don with a good heart always believed that sports is a form of upliftment.
Although there are times when the film feels uneven and dull in the first half, Atlee manages to balance it in the second half of the film. It is there that the film proves to be a good entertainer. While Nayanthara’s scenes sigh Vijay are fun, their chemistry is nice as well. What’s more fun is too see Vijay enjoying himself in the film. His appearance as Rayappan is rugged yet he makes quite and impression! His scenes at railway station would move you emotionally.
The all girl football squad are amazing! – Indhuja, Reba, Amrita, Indraja and Varsha – have solid moments to display their performances. AR Rahman’s music is another welcome addition to the film! You see audience cheering for Vijay and the music adds to the cheer!
Overall Bigil entertains fans of Vijay for sure! A solid watch!