‘Bigil’ Movie Review!

‘Bigil’ is a descent show but with usual story

Reviews 26-Oct-2019 12:04 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction: Atlee

Production: AGS Entertainment

Cast: Vijay, Nayanthara, Yogi Babu, Vivek, Jackie Shroff,

Daniel Balaji, Indhuja, Reba Monica John & Varsha Bollamma

Music: A. R. Rahman

Cinematography: G. K. Vishnu

Editor: Ruben

After ‘Theri’ and ‘Mersal’, Atlee has once again associated with Vijay for the third time in ‘Bigil’ such that the teaming of both the grand faces are accompanied by the involvement of Music composer A. R. Rahman and the banner ‘AGS Entertainment’. Releasing on this Diwali, we will see if it is a ‘Verithanam’ festive time for Vijay this year!


Michael slays as a local don down an area in Chennai whereas he gets threats from his opponent Daniel then and there. In one instance, Kathir gets caught in the threat and meets with a severe injury. However, Kathir is a coach for the Tamil Nadu State Women’s Football Team, Michael comes to rescue for coaching the girls and win the National level match. Due to his past and his dad Rayappan’s don background, Michael once again faces difficulties and many hurdles while he coaches the young girls who wanted to prove their sports talents from various backgrounds. In spite of all, there remains a reason for Michael to be away from Football and what makes him come back for coaching football to make the girls win; how he manages every obstacle he has got is the story of ‘Bigil’!


Giving more space for the characterizations of ‘Rayappan’ and ‘Michael’ aka ‘Bigil’, Atlee had first focused more on Vijay and then only on the women’s football team. However, the second half had more of sports and less of Vijay; Atlee has attempted to make it emotionally to the end. Overall, more characters seemed unnecessarily inserted such that no detailing had been stated regarding the sport as well. Lengthy duration, more characters, grand making and many flashbacks were playing on the positive side of the film, background score (which hardly gave the feeling that A. R. Rahman is the music composer), the intro of Vijay, the complete first half and also dialogues seemed little weak compared to the previous films directed by Atlee. Even though the film had similarity with the story of films ‘Devarmagan’, ‘Thalapathy’ and others, the second half with sports portions had been the complete consolation to watch.


Vijay, playing the roles of ‘Rayappan’ and ‘Michael’ aka ‘Bigil’, the mass in both the characters remained very light such that it would have been better if Rayappan's character would have made still more effectively. Nayanthara as a heroine as well as traveling with a character alongside Vijay throughout the film had performed well but the character seemed uninteresting at few instances. Jackie Shroff had performed well by playing the negative shade. Kathir had played a very decent presence in the film. Also, Indhuja, Reba Monica John, Varsha Bollamma and many others had performed their roles well. It would have been better if the characters of IM Vijayan, Daniel Balaji, Anandraj, Yogi Babu and Vivek seemed very unimportant.

What works?

1) Vijay

2) Cinematography

3) Emotional sequences in the second half

What doesn’t work?

1) First half

2) Length of the film

On the whole, ‘Bigil’ would have been still more interesting if more thrills and the screenplay are worked out well with the whopping budget consumed.


‘Bigil’ is a descent show but with usual story



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