Is Vijay Deverakonda Film Liger A Cringe-Fest Of Mammoth Proportions?
‘Padmavati’, the latest Hindi film from Vijay Deverakonda, is a cringe-fest of mammoth proportions. It is a story about a fierce mother-son relationship, misogyny, macho patriotism, a stuttering son and a vapid female character. However, what really sets this film apart from its competition is the presence of Chunky Panday.
Cringe-fest of mammoth proportions
“Liger” is a cringe-fest of epic proportions. It is a Bollywood film about a brawling mother and her son. The film is full of outlandish situations and jaded treatment. But it’s also a love story between a mother and her son.
The movie is over-hyped, with overblown hype and a poor box office debut. It opens to largely negative reviews and even inspires memes. Sadly, the film’s stars are not enough to salvage the film’s fate.
Misogyny in Liger’s mother
Liger is a cringe-fest full of tackiness and misogyny. The flamboyant mother of the titular character is played by Ramya Krishnan, who gives an unbridled performance that rivals an election rally. Vijay Deverakonda’s performance is similarly cringe-worthy.
Misogyny is a common theme throughout the film, with both the lead characters’ mothers being derogatory and sexist. Liger’s mother calls women “churails” and makes disparaging remarks about them. In one scene, she tells Liger that he should regard every opponent as the same as his father, who has never shown respect for women.
Misogyny in Liger is an overblown, juvenile dude fest. It’s full of Puri Jagannadh’s trademark tackiness and is utterly unconvincing. Its plot is unfocused and has little action. Vijay Deverakonda doesn’t do much to help matters. The script is a mess and the acting is mediocre at best.
Liger’s speech impairment
In Vijay Deverakonda’s ‘Liger’, a young man with a stammer tries to prove himself to be a great fighter in the global arena, despite his speech impairment. The only word he manages to say without stammering is ‘fighter,’ but the world around him refuses to accept his handicap. People constantly question Liger about his stammer, which is horribly sexist and insulting.
While Vijay Deverakonda is a decent actor, his ‘Liger’ speech impairment is a huge cringe-fest of a movie. His newfangled physique and action skills aren’t enough to save the film. The acting is mediocre and the other cast members all try to outshout each other. The resulting film is cringe-worthy and can’t be recommended.
Chunky Panday’s performance
Chunky Panday made his acting debut in the 2019 film Student of the Year 2. He then went on to star in Pati Patni Aur Woh, which won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. His subsequent films include Gehraiyaan (2022) and Liger.
Liger is a sports action film, written and directed by Puri Jagannadh. It is shot in Telugu and Hindi simultaneously and stars Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday. The film also stars Ramya Krishna and Chunky Panday.
The storyline is a little thin and the characterisation is not up to scratch. The film’s lead actor Vijay Deverakonda is the focal point but his role is small and understated. In contrast, Ramya Krishnan plays a strong role and Chunky Panday makes a brief appearance. Ali, Makarand Deshpande, and Ronit Roy each play small roles.
Liger’s beach romance
Vijay Deverakonda is set to make his bollywood debut with Liger, one of the most anticipated films of the year. The film is made in both Hindi and Telugu and stars Vijay Deverakonda and Ramya Krishnan, who plays Mother India. Vijay is not the most convincing actor in this cringe-fest, as his speech impediment makes him utterly annoying.
Vijay Deverakonda plays Liger, an MMA fighter who harbours ambitions of winning the national championship. The MMA champion’s mother moves to Mumbai to train with him at the Bruce Lee Academy run by Ronit Roy. The scene reminded me of Ram Gopal Varma’s Enter the Girl Dragon, but Liger is a much more polished cringe-fest.