Leo starring Vijay, Sanjay Dutt, Trisha, Arjun Sarja, helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj has finally arrived at the theaters. Let’s see the story of this film.
Movie review: Leo
Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj
Producer: Lalit Kumar
Music : Anirudh Ravichander
Starring: Vijay, Sanjay Dutt, Trisha, Arjun Sarja
Release date: 19th October 2023
Story: Parthiban (Vijay) lives with his wife Sathya (Trisha) in Himachal Pradesh with two children. He runs a small coffee shop there and lives his life very happily with his family with the income from it. His happiness did not last long. Unexpectedly, Parthipan (Vijay) has a fight with some people. Thus Parthiban (Vijay) becomes famous all over Himachal Pradesh. After that Antony Das (Sanjay Dutt) and Harold Das (Arjun) notice Parthiban. Parthiban’s actions remind him of an old enemy, Leo Das. In such a situation, the question arises as to who is Parthiban and what is his relationship with Leo Das. Why is Antony looking for Parthiban and his family? Does Parthiban fight all these odds and succeed? Or will his happy family fall apart in an instant? To get these answers, one should watch the movie Leo on silver screen.
· Manoj Paramahamsa’s cinematography
· No Strong Villain
· Lack strong conflict point
Performance: As usual Vijay is good in his performance oriented role. His performance is superb in emotional scenes. He is terrific in the film, as Parthiban, as well as Leo. He shines as a a father, husband who is fighting an internal battle. The family scenes involving Vijay, Trisha and their kid came out nicely during the first half of the film. Trisha plays more than just a perfect partner. Sanjay Dutt and Arjun have given outstanding performances in their respective key roles. Priya Anand gets limited screen space. Gautam Vasuseva Menon has played a full length role in this movie, he does justice to the role as a ranger.
Technical: LCU part looks forced. Anirudh Ravichander’s background score is outstanding The cinematography and editing are okay but not upto the mark. The biggest drawback of the film Leo is its runtime. Production values for this star-studded project are lavish. Other departments like Art and production design are apt to the film.
Analysis: The film is full of action as an action film. Vijay’s action is splashed in the film. Anand and Gautham Menon have acted well. The fight scenes, visuals, music and backdrops add to the strength of the film. The VFX of the film is of high quality. Especially the first 10 minutes are fire. There is a cameo of the biggest Telugu superstar in the film which you didn’t expect. The length of the film is the biggest minus of the film, especially the second half of the film will test your patience and the LCU connect you expect will disappoint you. Leo lacks a strong, towering villain.
Rating : 2.75/5 -Partly engaging action drama!