Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Release Date: 25th August, 2022
Cast: Vijay Deverakonda, Mike Tyson, Ananya Pandey, Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, Murphy Trevor, Makrand Deshpande, Vishu Reddy
Writer: Puri Jagannadh
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Producer/s: Puri Jagannadh, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Star cast: Vijay Deverakonda, Ramya Krishnan, Ananya Panday, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Chunky Panday & Mike Tyson
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Producers: Karan Johar, Puri Jagannadh, Charmme Kaur, Apoorva Mehta & Hiroo Yash Johar
Liger Box Office Review (Hindi): Expectations
As we all know, Karan Johar has become one of the biggest targets of the boycott Bollywood gang on social media. Any film having his name attached is suffering from negativity and this Vijay Deverakonda’s Bollywood debut is no exception.
Upon the release of the trailer, it received mixed reactions from the viewers. While some praised it for the action element and Vijay’s rowdy avatar, some disliked it due to its over-the-top treatment and loudness. On top of that, the trend of boycott Bollywood created negativity on Twitter and other platforms due to the nepotism angle over Ananya Panday’s casting.
If all these weren’t enough, Vijay’s reaction to boycott gang attracted more negativity for the film. Amid this darkness, the only thing that looked positive was Vijay’s ever-increasing craze among the youths in the Hindi market. It looked like a film which would be completely dependent on Vijay with word-of-mouth acting as a booster.
Liger Box Office Review (Hindi): Impact
Amid all the negative reactions coming in, the film is finally enjoying its full-fledged release in the Hindi market today onwards. Just like what we saw in several reviews, the film does go down in the second half, especially in the climax. Yes, there are also plenty of flaws. But if we keep all these points aside, the film is a decent watch if not much logic is applied.
Speaking about the occupancy, I watched this film in 9 AM’s show and there were about 40 people in the audi, comprising almost all college-going students. It means that the Vijay Deverakonda factor is working in favour so far. However, the negative reviews and social media reactions will definitely take a toll on the film after the initial weekend momentum.
The film has its target audience in mass pockets, which would definitely help the film tomorrow and on Sunday. The same thing works against this Vijay Deverakonda starrer as mass pockets are known for witnessing heavy drops during weekdays after the weekend push.
Liger is in a dicey position with social media negativity and reviews working against the film, while a thumbs up from mass movie lovers and Vijay Deverakonda’s following working in favour.
Liger Box Office Review (Hindi): Final Verdict
On the whole, Liger is a film which deserves to be made on a controlled budget considering its shortcomings. With as much as 100 crores reportedly being spent in the making, this Vijay Deverakonda‘s Bollywood debut is clearly in danger now.
It is expected to make 40-50 crores at the box office. This total, however, looks decent enough for a South actor who is looking forward to spread his wings in the Hindi market, but not good considering a heavy investment of as much as 100 crores riding on him.
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Liger Movie Review Rating:
Star Cast: Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday, Rohit Roy, Ramya Krishna, Chunky Panday, Vishu Reddy, Mike Tyson
Director: Puri Jagannadh
What’s Good: Rated one star only for the people who have worked on this project despite knowing what it packs in
What’s Bad: This has the strength of 2 animals, but the intelligence of none – a 140-minute-long Tiktok video ft. a ‘hammed’ up Vijay Deverakonda!
Loo Break: You’d basically do the same thing that the makers have done in this film i.e. unload the crap
Watch or Not?: Only if you cherish the “so bad that it’s good” genre of films
Available On: Theatrical Release
Runtime: 140 Minutes
While chasing the devil of his life Tanya_TheStar (Ananya Panday), Liger (Vijay Deverakonda) takes us in a flashback (which you’d soon regret) to tell the story of why is he doing what he’s doing. So, he admires Mark Anderson (Mike Tyson), a fighter and wants to learn MMA. He has a daddy issue connect as well with the sport & his mother uses that to make the teaching freely available to him.
Something happens, Tanya_TheStar leaves Liger heartbroken which motivates him to beat MMA fighters around the world as *Thukra Ke Mera Pyaar* played in my mind. This 140-minute-long TikTok video doesn’t end here because how would you justify Tanya_TheStar leaving Liger? Well, that’s what leads to Mike Tyson giving the worst performance of his career both inside and outside the ring.
Liger Movie Review: Script Analysis
Liger, a crossbreed between a Lion & a Tigress, stammers while he speaks & it’d be really interesting to see how the people who bashed Aamir Khan’s autism in Laal Singh Chaddha will react to this. There was this guy in front of me, playing Candy Crush throughout the film and I think he comparatively had a more productive time. Puri Jagannadh’s story and screenplay are nothing but a montage of multiple cliched scenes getting worse as the film proceeds.
The scattered screenplay not only defies every means of logic but also clarifies the fact that “a sh*tty film can get me made in any language.” This makes a film like Shamshera look like a decent attempt at storytelling and you guys can read here what I had to say about that film. Nothing, from the purpose of the lead character’s existence to the conflicts he faces, comes across as natural. Everything is so artificial that you won’t mind considering botox as a natural option after watching this.
Liger Movie Review: Star Performance
Vijay Deverakonda seems to be a reasonable guy with his public appearances, don’t understand how someone like him could not only greenlight something like this but also act horribly in it. He just overdoes the stuttering part of his character to an extent that you’d feel offended even if you don’t stammer while talking. The angst of his character just doesn’t come across as natural in any way due to the disastrous story & screenplay.
Post films like Khaali Peeli, and Gehraiyaan, I was just starting to lean towards Ananya Panday’s choices of films & then she goes back to doing worse than her career’s worst Student Of The Year 2. She plays an Instagram influencer who aspires to be an actress in Hollywood, why wasn’t I informed before that Ananya is playing herself in the film? Her character is as useless to the story as her talent of touching her nose with her tongue.
I’m sure Karan Johar has some dirt on Mike Tyson or why would somebody as huge as him (literally!) agree to tarnish whatever he has done built for this? If I had to compare International stars’ collaboration with Indian stars, Brett Lee did a better job in the song Haan Main Tumhara Hoon with Asha Bhosle in 2006. Hell, even Ben Kingsley in Teen Patti would outshine Tyson’s character.
Rohit Roy, Ramya Krishna, Chunky Panday & Vishu Reddy are collective victims of getting characters which make no sense in any scene whatsoever.