“Unveiling the verdict on Rajinikanth’s latest release, Lal Salaam, we regretfully label it as a dull and disappointing cinematic experience. Despite high hopes, this movie fails to captivate and leaves the audience wanting more. It’s a missed opportunity for Rajinikanth fans who were eagerly awaiting his magic on screen. Lal Salaam lacks the charisma and excitement that this superstar is known for, leaving us longing for a better storyline and engaging performances. Unfortunately, this film falls short of expectations and ultimately leaves us with a sense of disappointment. Discover more about the underwhelming journey of Lal Salaam and why it fails to live up to its potential.”
Kollywood director Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s latest film, Lal Salaam, has hit the cinemas today. The film stars her father, Superstar Rajinikanth, along with Vishnu Vishal and Vikrant in the lead roles. In this blog, we will review the film and give you our honest opinion.
The story of Lal Salaam is set in Kasumuru village. The film revolves around two friends-turned-rivals, Guru (Vishnu Vishal) and Samshuddin (Vikrant). Moideen Bhai (Rajinikanth), a textile businessman from Mumbai, has a connection with Guru and his village. The plot takes a turn when the villagers of Kasumuru face insults from another village. The film explores the escalating conflict, Moideen Bhai’s involvement, and whether the two friends can reconcile in the end.
Vishnu Vishal delivers a strong performance that suits his character well. The portrayal of the village ambiance and retro aesthetics is commendable. Vikrant also gives a decent performance, and Rajinikanth impresses with his mannerisms and dialogues in the role of Vikrant’s father. Jeevita Rajasekhar shines with her natural appearance, and the supporting cast does a good job.
However, the film has its flaws. The storyline and screenplay are the major drawbacks of Lal Salaam. The message that Aishwarya Rajinikanth aims to convey is not unique, as it has been seen in many old movies. The emotional scenes lack impact, and the absence of a compelling background score further diminishes their effectiveness. The unfamiliar cast and underwhelming performances also hinder the film’s connection with the audience.
From a technical standpoint, Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s direction falls short of delivering a captivating experience. The thin plot and sluggish pacing, especially in the second half, test the audience’s patience. While the editing and cinematography are satisfactory, the music by AR Rahman fails to leave a lasting impression. The film’s lengthy runtime also diminishes its overall impact.
In conclusion, Lal Salaam offers a lackluster and disappointing viewing experience. The average performances by the lead actors are the only saving grace. The film’s shortcomings, including the subpar writing, sluggish pacing, and underwhelming score, outweigh its strengths. We recommend viewers to explore other entertainment options this weekend, as even Rajinikanth’s presence fails to salvage the film.
Overall, we give Lal Salaam a rating of 2.25/5. This review has been brought to you by the 123telugu team. For the Telugu version of this review, click here.
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