Jailer Movie Review

Starring: Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, Jackie Shroff, Shiv Rajkumar, Ramya Krishna, Tamannaah Bhatia, Yogi Babu

Director: Nelson Dilipkumar

Producers: Kalanithi Maran

Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander

The much-anticipated movie “Jailer,” directed by Nelson Dilipkumar and starring Superstar Rajinikanth, has finally hit the screens. With an ensemble cast and a gripping premise, the film has garnered massive attention. Let’s delve into the review to see if it lives up to the high expectations.


“Jailer” revolves around Muthuvel Pandian (Rajinikanth), a retired jailer leading a quiet life with his family. His son Arjun (Vasanth Ravi) is a dedicated police officer who confronts Varma (Vinayakan), a smuggler of antiquities. When Arjun goes missing and is later discovered to be murdered, Muthu’s life takes a dark turn. He embarks on a journey of vengeance, only to unravel a shocking truth that alters his path. The film follows Muthu’s pursuit of justice and the twists that come his way.


Rajinikanth’s portrayal is a standout. His character is well-crafted by director Nelson, showcasing both subtlety and ferocity.

The film’s pacing is effective, especially in the first half, where Rajinikanth’s humor and Yogi Babu’s interactions bring engaging moments.

Anirudh Ravichander’s background score significantly enhances the viewing experience, particularly in intense sequences.

The interval block is a highlight, with Rajinikanth’s transformation adding to the excitement.


The film’s plot is its weak point, leading to a lackluster second half. While the humor and energy were sustained initially, the momentum falters later on.

Sunil’s character and Tamannaah’s involvement add little value, diverting focus from the main narrative.

The action sequences fall short of delivering the anticipated adrenaline rush, and emotional depth is lacking.

The film’s length, coupled with dragged sequences, makes the second half a tedious watch.

The touted cameos of Shiv Rajkumar and Mohanlal fail to make a significant impact due to weak execution.

Jackie Shroff’s potential remains untapped in a minor role.

Nelson Dilipkumar manages to showcase Rajinikanth’s prowess but falters in delivering a substantial script. The first half’s engagement factor diminishes in the weaker second half due to inadequate writing. A stronger focus on the storyline could have improved the film’s impact.


“Jailer” relies heavily on Rajinikanth’s charisma and style to carry the film. While the initial segments shine, the movie’s shortcomings, including a thin plot and lackluster second half, hinder its overall quality. Though a decent watch, it falls short of expectations. Adjust your expectations accordingly before watching.