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Lal Salaam Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, February 9, 2024 • മലയാളം ]
Lal Salaam Review
Lyca Productions
Rajinikanth, Vishnu Vishal, Vikranth, Senthil, Jeevitha, Thambi Ramaiah, Ananthika Sanilkumar, Vivek Prasanna
Aishwarya Rajinikanth
A.R. Rahman

Lal Salaam Movie Review

Lal Salaam delves into the intricate tapestry of village life, where the tranquility is disrupted when players clash on the cricket field. This pivotal event sets off a chain reaction, catalyzing profound changes in the lives of the villagers. Through the lens of this cricket match clash, the film explores the dynamics of the community and the transformative journey of its inhabitants.


In the tranquil setting of Kusumuru, the life of youngster Guru (Vishnu Vishal) undergoes a dramatic upheaval following a tumultuous clash during a cricket match with rival team players. The repercussions of this event ripple through the lives of not only Guru but also his mother (played by Jeevitha), his fellow player Shamshuddin (Vikrant), and their respective families, including Moideen Bhai (depicted by Rajinikanth), Fathima (portrayed by Nirosha), and others. The unfolding narrative intricately explores the interconnectedness of these characters and the profound impact of the cricket match clash on their lives.

Lal Salaam Movie Review


Vishnu Vishal delivers a stellar performance, showcasing a remarkable range of expressions and emotions that elevate every scene he's in. His versatility in dialogue delivery, perfectly attuned to the situations, adds depth to his character. Likewise, Vikrant impresses with his portrayal of a young cricketer thrust into unexpected turmoil, conveying raw pain and emotion with convincing sincerity.

Superstar Rajinikanth's magnetic screen presence undoubtedly enriches the film, captivating audiences with his trademark style and charisma. However, the decision to have Sai Kumar dub for Rajinikanth, though a first, fails to resonate with viewers accustomed to the iconic voices of SP Balasubrahmanyam or Mano, thereby somewhat diminishing the impact.

Jeevitha, making a comeback to Tamil cinema after three decades, delivers a standout performance, skillfully emoting and leaving a lasting impression with her expressions. Supported by Saritha's seamless dubbing, her portrayal adds depth to the narrative. Nirosha, as Rajinikanth's wife, delivers a fine performance, while the scenes featuring Rajinikanth alongside legendary cricketer Kapil Dev ignite excitement among viewers. The rest of the cast also fulfill their roles competently.

Lal Salaam Movie Review

Aishwarya Rajinikanth's Lal Salaam presents a compelling narrative loaded with a powerful message on communal harmony, executed with commendable precision. Despite adept performances from the cast and crew, the story's lack of novelty undermines its impact, compounded by a predictable screenplay and direction. While the dialogues resonate with strength, a more nuanced script with intriguing twists could have enhanced the overall experience.

AR Rahman's music enhances the film's emotional depth, with situational songs and a well-synced background score that complements the storyline, though some may feel he could have contributed more to the film's overall impact. Vishnu Rangasamy's cinematography skillfully captures the rustic beauty of the village setting, while Pravin Bhaskar's editing falls short, marred by unnecessary repetitions that could have been trimmed for better pacing. Despite these shortcomings, the film boasts commendable production values, contributing to its overall appeal.

Lal Salaam Movie Review


Directed by Aishwarya Rajinikanth and featuring Rajinikanth in a cameo role, with Vishnu Vishal and Vikranth in the lead, Lal Salaam aims to convey a powerful message of communal harmony to society. However, despite its noble intentions, the impact of this message is somewhat diluted by the predictability of the narrative.

Rating: 2.5 / 5.0

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