Vijay, one of the biggest starts in south whose average film even does good business joins hand with Atlee, an one film old ( but a blockbuster) director. But the expectations and the buzz were sky high for this film. Everything related to Theri broke and etched new records.
The movie is a commercial action entertainer with the usual template. In other words, it is a revenge drama. But the screenplay and the presentation is what makes Theri stand ahead of all other so called commercial entertainers.
Vijay is at his usual best and more than that. Credits to Atlee to extract what he needed rather than settle to the minimum. All the commercial aspects are well written and are presented perfect. George's camera and GVPrakash's BGM goes well with the screenplay and elevates the movie to the whole new level. Performances by the lady leads, supporting cast, and the cute little Nainika needs applauce. Special mention to Atlee for touching some of the sensitive issues and for making a commercial movie meaningful.
On the flip side, there are some dull or drag moments at some instances. But it didnt affect much on the flow. Vijay's dance skills were not used very well i felt. Also, one of the songs were not presented well i felt.
On the whole, Theri is a whole new level of commercial entertainment with perfect mix of comedy, senti, stunts and other values. Atlee has ensured everyone related to Theri reach next level including Ilayathalapathy Vijay.