Jilla Movie Review
Shakti (Vijay) is an adopted son of Siva (Mohanlal), a local don, and both hate Police to the core. Things began changing after Shakti becomes a Cop following the order of Siva. A friction develops between the father & son. While Siva is adamant on continuing his illegal activities, Shakti is determined to change his father into a good man. The rest of the story is about the transformation of Mohanlal and how did it happen.
Mohanlal is flawless in the role of a don and its always a treat to watch this finest actor on the big screen.
Vijay plays his part well and does his best to match up with a legend like Mohanlal. The teasing scenes between Vijay and Kajal weren't bad either.
Kajal has nothing much to offer on the glamour side in 'Jilla' but she does a fine job playing a cop. Sampath is perfectly cast in the role with two-shades. Mahat Raghavendra doesn't make any impression. Pradeep Rawat as Police Commissioner is okay. Soori fail to produce any laughs. Vidyulekha Raman and Poornima Bhagyaraj are good in their respective roles. Brahmanandam & LB Sriram are wasted.
- Mohanlal-Vijay Combo Scenes
- Vijay's Transformation as duty-bound cop
- Racy Screenplay
- Soori's Comedy
Tops Stars of Two Industries teaming up for a movie, that too for full-length roles, is some thing very rare to happen. This happened in the case of 'Jilla' starring Mohan Lal and Vijay. Thanks to RT Neason for convincing the two stars will his script!
D Imman's musical score lacks the spark and songs come as speed breakers. Cinematography by Ganesh Rajavelu is decent. Dialogues are okay. Editing is perfect. Production Values are adequate.
'Jilla' is a commercial potboilers with a racy screenplay. While Mohanlal takes the centrestage in First Half, Its Vijay who carries the film on his shoulders in the Second Half. Out of the two, Its Mohanlal who steals the show with his power-packed performance.
Upon receiving complaints against the length of Tamil version, Makers of Telugu version trimmed the film by 30-35 minutes and that's a remarkable change which could alter the fate of the movie. 'Jilla' is the film you may watch this Weekend!
Box Office: 'Jilla' released in 400-odd screens inspite of 'Baahubali' wave and that's really commendable. Good occupancy has been reported in most of B & C Centres for morning shows on Day 1. This dubbed version might turn into a profitable venture.
Verdict: Watch It For Mohan Lal!