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'Adirindhi' Movie Review

Nov 22, 2017 10:30 PM
Adirindhi Movie Review
  • Release date : November 9th, 2017
  • Director : Atlee Kumar
  • Produced by : N. Ramasamy, Hema Rukmani
  • Music Director : A. R. Rahman
  • Starring : Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menen, S. J. Surya

Commercial entertainer with a message

'Mersal', which turned out to be the biggest hit for Vijay in Tamil, thanks to the controversies, has now released in Telugu as 'Adirindhi'. Vijayendra Prasad penned the screenplay for this movie, directed by Atlee of 'Raja Rani' and 'Police' fame. Samantha, Kajal and Nithya Menen played the female leads in this movie, which has been released in Telugu by Sharrat Marar of North Star Entertainments. Read on to know how the film is.


Bhargav (Vijay) is a doctor, who treats the poor for just Rs.5. He earns good reputation among the poor and even gets conferred with an award in Europe for his service. Meanwhile, different people, all related to medical profession gets killed and Bhargav is believed to have committed these murders and even gets arrested. But it turns out that Bhargav is not at all connected to these murders and a magician named Vijay (also Vijay) is behind them and his next target is Daniel (SJ Surya), who is also into medical business. Who is Vijay ? Why he targets medical mafia ? Who is Dalapathi ? Watch the film for more.

Technical aspects

AR Rahman's songs aren't impressive enough. But the background score is excellent. The cinematographer captures the beauty of countryside well and the visuals are splendid. The way Atlee handled the script is very good. The action scenes were good. The film has good emotions and the credit goes to the director for extracting the best from the actors. The production values are very good. The dubbing was good.


Vijay pulls off the three roles very well. He has worked hard for the film and shows variations very well. His performance, especially in the role of village head is excellent. Nitya Menen gets a good roles and she gives her best. Samantha and Kajal get forgettable roles. SJ Suryah once again gives a very good performance as the villain.

Plus Points


Atlee's direction

Good emotions


Magic tricks

Minus Points


Tamil flavour

Some lengthy sequences


Clearly, the story of 'Adirindhi' has been inspired by some films like 'Vichitra Sahodarulu'. But the way Atlee narrates some crucial episodes was very impressive. The young director once again impresses with his command over the craft. But he seems to have been influenced by Shankar, his guru, and it was apparent. Vijay pulls off the three roles very well. The magic tricks are a treat to watch. The film looks grand. The visuals are rich and the background score complements the proceedings well. Except for some lengthy sequences, unimpressive songs the film is very good. The GST dialogues, which created controversy, have been muted out. All in all, the film is a good commercial entertainer with a message.


Commercial entertainer with a message Rating 3.25/5

Adirindhi Movie
November 9th, 2017

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