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Maharaja (2024)

UA 2h 2m min - Action, Thriller - 14 June 2024
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Maharaja Movie Review: Maharaja is a solid thriller with high points that will resonate with audiences looking for a gripping cinematic experience. Directed by Nithilan Swaminathan; Maharaja, the latest and 50th movie featuring the versatile Vijay Sethupathi, released in Tamil and Telugu cinemas on June 14, 2024. A barber seeks vengeance after his home is burglarized, cryptically telling police his "lakshmi" has been taken, leaving them uncertain if it's a person or object. His quest to recover the elusive "lakshmi" unfolds. Maharaja, a 2024 Tamil action drama film starring Vijay Sethupathi, is scheduled for release in theaters on June 14, 2024. The film is written and directed by Nithilan Swaminathan and also stars Mamta Mohandas, Bharathiraja, Abhirami, and Anurag Kashyap. B. Ajaneesh Loknath composed the music. Maharaja (2024), Action Drama released in Tamil Telugu language in theatre near you in karunagapally. Know about Film reviews, lead cast & crew. Directed by Nithilan Saminathan and co-starring Anurag Kashyap and Mamta Mohandas, 'Maharaja' will be released on June 14.

Director:  Nithilan Swaminathan
Writers:  Nithilan Swaminathan

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Maharaja Movie Review: Maharaja is a solid thriller with high points that will resonate with audiences looking for a gripping cinematic experience. Directed by Nithilan Swaminathan; Maharaja, the latest and 50th movie featuring the versatile Vijay Sethupathi, released in Tamil and Telugu cinemas on June 14, 2024. A barber seeks vengeance after his home is burglarized, cryptically telling police his "lakshmi" has been taken, leaving them uncertain if it's a person or object. His quest to recover the elusive "lakshmi" unfolds. Maharaja, a 2024 Tamil action drama film starring Vijay Sethupathi, is scheduled for release in theaters on June 14, 2024. The film is written and directed by Nithilan Swaminathan and also stars Mamta Mohandas, Bharathiraja, Abhirami, and Anurag Kashyap. B. Ajaneesh Loknath composed the music. Maharaja (2024), Action Drama released in Tamil Telugu language in theatre near you in karunagapally. Know about Film reviews, lead cast & crew. Directed by Nithilan Saminathan and co-starring Anurag Kashyap and Mamta Mohandas, 'Maharaja' will be released on June 14.


Collections: Vijay Sethupathi

Tagline: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

Genres: Action, Thriller

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Official Website:  https://bccb.tv/
Country:   India
Language:  Tamil
Release Date:  14 June 2024

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Production Companies:  Passion Studios, The Route, Think Studios

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Runtime:  0 h 02 min
Viewers Rating: 4.8/5 - (13 votes)

Maharaja Movie Trailer

Maharaja Movie: Presenting the Official Trailer of New Tamil Movie, ‘Maharaja’, starring Vijay Sethupathi coming to theatre near you on June 14, 2024.

Maharaja OTT Release

Vijay Sethupathi’s ‘Maharaja’ OTT rights bought by an international platform! Vijay Sethupathi’s 50th film ‘Maharaja’ directed by Nithilan Swaminathan is set to release on June 14. The digital rights have been sold to Netflix, adding to the buzz around the movie.

Movie Maharaja
Platform Netflix
OTT Release Date July 5,2024
Theatre Release Date June 14, 2024

Maharaja Movie Review

A Gripping Revenge Drama with a Few Missteps | BCCB Rating: 4.5/5

Director Nithilan Swaminathan’s ‘Maharaja’ stands out as a thought-provoking revenge drama that tackles sensitive topics with a mix of intensity and sensitivity. Known for his critically acclaimed debut ‘Kurangu Bommai’ in 2017, Nithilan returns with a film that promises to engage the audience through a non-linear narrative and powerful performances.

Plot Summary

‘Maharaja’ revolves around Maharaja (Vijay Sethupathi), an aged father living with his daughter Jothi (Sachana Nemidas). The story kicks off when Maharaja visits the Pallikaranai police station in Chennai to file a peculiar complaint about a missing item named ‘Lakshmi.’ The cops are initially puzzled, only to discover that ‘Lakshmi’ is a rusted iron dustbin, significant to Maharaja and Jothi as it once saved Jothi during a fatal accident that claimed Maharaja’s wife’s life.

On the other side, we have Selvam (Anurag Kashyap), a sinister character who, along with his sidekick, targets isolated houses to commit heinous crimes. Maharaja’s complaint is dismissed by the police, but he bribes Inspector Varadan (Natty aka Natarajan Subramanian) to uncover the truth. As the story unfolds, it becomes evident that ‘Lakshmi’ holds deeper secrets, intertwining the lives of Maharaja and Selvam in unexpected ways.

Performances

Vijay Sethupathi delivers a compelling performance as Maharaja, capturing the essence of a loving yet determined father. His transformation scenes, action sequences, and overall portrayal are highlights of the film. Sachana Nemidas, though limited in screen time, makes a memorable impact with her role. Anurag Kashyap, while bringing intensity to his character, struggles with lip-sync issues that detract from the overall performance.

Direction and Writing

Nithilan Swaminathan’s direction is a mixed bag. The first half is engaging, with multiple storylines that keep the audience guessing. The establishment of characters and their backstories is well-handled, though slightly disjointed. The second half sees the convergence of plot points, but the narrative relies on convenient writing choices, leading to some assumptions that may not sit well with all viewers.

Highlights and Lows

Pros:

  1. Vijay Sethupathi’s Performance: His portrayal of Maharaja is intense and deeply moving.
  2. Engaging First Half: The initial setup and character introductions are intriguing.
  3. Unexpected Twists: The film keeps the audience on their toes with well-placed twists.
  4. No Unnecessary Elements: The absence of unwanted songs or romantic subplots maintains the film’s serious tone.

Cons:

  1. Convenient Writing Choices: Some plot developments feel forced and convenient.
  2. Violence and Graphic Content: The film’s reliance on violent scenes might be overwhelming for some viewers.
  3. Anurag Kashyap’s Sync: Lip-sync issues dilute the impact of his character (Not a Major Impac).

Final Verdict

‘Maharaja’ is a well-intentioned revenge thriller that partly succeeds in delivering a powerful narrative. While it falters in certain areas, the film’s engaging plot, strong performances, and unexpected twists make it a worthy watch. Nithilan Swaminathan’s attempt to address sensitive topics through a dramatic lens is commendable, even if the execution isn’t flawless.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

‘Maharaja’ is a solid thriller with high points that will resonate with audiences looking for a gripping cinematic experience. Despite its shortcomings, the film’s core message and dramatic intensity shine through, making it a notable addition to Tamil cinema’s repertoire.