Vijay Sethupathi, Katrina Kaif are pleasant on this Sriram Raghavan thriller laced with romance and comedy

Merry Christmas starring a non-conventional onscreen pair, Katrina Kaif (final seen in Tiger 3) and Vijay Sethupathi (final seen in Jawan), has launched in theatres as we speak (January 12). However then when is there something standard about Sriram Raghavan motion pictures? The filmmaker is behind movies like Johnny Gaddar, Agent Vinod, Ek Hasina Thi, Badlapur, Andhadhun, all with a number of twists and turns that culminate into an unimaginable climax. So when he brings again an intriguing big-screen presentation with a jodi that nobody thought of, it’s sure to pique curiosity. However does Merry Christmas dwell as much as expectations? Does it maintain you guessing and on the fringe of your seat until the tip? Do Katrina and Vijay look convincing of their scenes collectively? Discover all of it right here in BollywoodLife Merry Christmas film assessment.

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Film Evaluation: Merry Christmas
Launch Date: January 12, 2024 in theatres
Solid: Katrina Kaif, Vijay Sethupathi, Tinnu Anand, Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Aditi Govitriker, Ashwini Kalsekar, Shanmugarajan amongst others
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Evaluation by: Abhay

What’s it about?

A Christmas Eve turns upside life the wrong way up for a lady struggling to manage in her sad marriage and a person with a shady previous.

Watch the Merry Christmas trailer video right here:

What’s sizzling?

In a time when motion packed visible spectacles have been ruling the convey screens, Sriram Raghavan brings a film that exhibits {that a} thriller with out high-octane motion or scenes with vehicles blowing up can nonetheless maintain the viewers on the sting of the seat. Merry Christmas would not present any hurry in reaching the endpoint and as a substitute flirts with its narrative to a degree that it turns into inconceivable on your to take eyes off. The primary half is slow-paced and the movie actually picks up within the second half so you’ll have to hold in there earlier than you make up your thoughts about Merry Christmas. The movie takes you again to the retro Mumbai and the cinematography is ideal, and so is the background music that follows crests and troughs similar to the plot.

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The film is laced with dialogues and one-liners that can stick with you lengthy after the film. Vijay Sethupathi is his second Bollywood outing and third Hindi venture outing (after Farzi and Jawan) will go away you impressed as soon as once more along with his pure fashion. Katrina Kaif is earnest in her function and appears easy and proves how a superb story and director can convey out one of the best in an actor. This needs to be one among her best performances thus far. Vijay and Katrina make an important onscreen pair regardless of being an unconventional alternative. The ensemble solid can also be nicely considered and none appear misplaced.

Merry Christmas, similar to different Sriram Raghavan movies prior to now, retains you hooked with its twists and turns till the climax simply hits you within the face and leaves you questioning. However what it’s also is that it’s past simply being a thriller. There may be romance, comedy and there’s an trustworthy try and make it a full bundle, an entire entertainer, with thrills at its core.

Watch this Merry Christmas video right here:

What’s not?

If big-screen affairs with cut-to-cut thrilling and motion scenes are your factor, it’s possible you’ll discover Merry Christmas a little bit gradual. However the performances and the way in which the story picks up within the second half is all definitely worth the whereas. After a very long time, an old-school thriller film (which have discovered area, viewers and love on OTT) have launched within the huge display Merry Christmas may be the primary of many extra to return.

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Verdict

Watch it for Vijay Sethupathi’s impeccable efficiency, and to expertise what a revelation Katrina Kaif is as an actress. Sriram Raghavan superbly brings out the joys with the plot and narrative with out resorting to visible parts used to attain the identical in most motion pictures. Watch Merry Christmas for the suave storytelling that it guarantees.

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