Movie Ratings – ⭐⭐⭐🌟Stars
I bet, if you enjoy watching hardcore masala action movies, you are gonna like Liger for sure. You won’t be disappointed at all. Liger is a collaboration of Dharma Productions and Tollywood’s Puri Connects production, but mostly influenced by South Indian movie styles, this is why it has so many hardcore fights and actions right from start to end which keeps pumping the blood with fun and thrill. Directed by Puri Jagannath. Liger, the titular role played by Vijay Deverakonda, is an aspirant martial artist who wants to achieve world MMA championship title, which was left incomplete by his father. He joins in a free training centre run by Ronit Roy for professional training. In the beginning, he gets ragged by other fellow students/trainees but slowly he becomes everyone’s choice due to his impressive fighting skill. He also meets a cute and lovely social media influential girl Ananya Pandey, who easily falls for him. If I’m not wrong, Liger is the first Indian movie which is based on MMA which also features real life globally famous boxer Mike Tyson.
Vijay Deverakonda has put enormous effort in bodybuilding, to dub as a stammering character, and mainly to act in this tougher role. His fights are excellent, and so is the dance in Coka Song & Akdi Pakdi. . His scenes with Vijay Deverakonda are spellbinding. Vishnu Reddy & Ramaya Krishna is okay in his limited role. Ronit Roy as a boxing coach is decent. Other artists such as Getup Srinu are okay in their respective roles.
Director Puri Jagannadh’s basic idea of making a film on mother sentiment and incorporating action part in it is good but completely dilutes the proceedings with his routine template writing. The background score composed by Sunil Kashyap is okay. Songs composed by various musicians are good.
Overall Liger is a paisa wasool masala action entertainer with high dose of action stunts by Vijay Deverakonda. Watch it in cinemas, you won’t regret