Adhirindi Telugu Movie Review and Rating

Adhirindi Telugu Movie Review

Adhirindi Telugu Movie Review and Rating

Adhirindi Telugu Movie Review and Rating 

  • Release date : 9th November 2017
  • Adhirindi Rating : 3/5
  • Director : Atlee
  • Producer :  N.Ramasamy, Hema Rukmani, R.Mahendran, H.Murali
  • Music : A.R.Rahman
  • Starring : Vijay, Samantha, Nithya Menon, S.J.Surya, Kajal Aggarwal
  • Banner : Thenandal Studio Limited
  • Cinematography : G.K.Vishnu 
  • Editor : Ruben

Tamil Super star Vijay’s Telugu movie Adirindhi is a dub version of his Tamil Movie “Mersal“. For the first time ever Vijay is playing triple role in this movie. The movie has been made on a whoopping budget of Rs. 130 Crores. Samantha, Nithya Menon and Kajal Aggarwal are playing the female lead roles. Tamil Version already released on 18th October 2017, but delayed release in Telugu due to censor issues. Finally its released on 9th November 2017.

Story :

‘Adhirindi’ movie begins with the arrest of Vijay by police officer Sathyaraj on the charges of serial murders. VIjay is known as ‘5 rupees doctor’ who charges just Rs 5 from his patients. He is also a magician. He kills an Indian doctor in Paris on a grand stage in front of hundreds in the guise of a magic trick. Why did he kill that doctor ? Did really maran committed all these murders ? Who is Vijay’s father, and What’s his flash back ? To know answers to all these questions, watch the movie on big screen.

Adhirindi Telugu Movie Review :

 Adhirindi has all the ingredients required for a commercial movie, like a smart script, a mass hero, romance,  comedy, and a lot of action. Its not a new story by the way, but the way director Atlee presents it on the screen is brilliant. He perfectly uses the charm and terrific screen presence of Vijay to engage the audience with a routine story. The major drawback in Telugu version is its Tamil nativity, locations and Tamil actors. It’s not so easy to connect with other language actors unless the movie has a very strong story, emotions and great performances. 


This movie is about three “Two sons taking revenge on a villain for their father’s murder, in the backdrop of corrupted medical system”. Adhirindi movie is purely Vijay’s show and Atlee’s screenplay, otherwise the movie becomes very predictable. Even it is a quite predictable story, the screenplay and Vijay’s performance makes the magic. It is quite challenging to play triple role, and Vijay never did Triple role in any of his previous movies, but Vijay did it brilliant in this movie. 

Samantha, Kajal Agarwal, Nithya Menon did a good job, especially Nithya Menon’s performance as an educated village house wife is really amazing. The 80’s flashback portion intro scene and the pre-interval fight scene are some of the major highlights. The comedy and sentiment portions are laced without disturbing the core plot. But the flashback portion could have been cut short.

G.K Vishnu’s cinematography, A.R Rahman’s background music, and making values are big assets for the movie. SJ Suryah as the menacing villain fits the bill and has a few scoring scenes. Overall a mass entertainer with smart script and predictable story.

Strengths : 

  • Vijay’s Performance
  • Screenplay and Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Action
  • Background music


  • Predictable story
  • Tamil Nativity
  • Average songs

Adhirindi Rating : 3/5


Rating Explanation :

4.0 and Above – CLASSIC

3.75 Rating – MASTERPIECE

3.5 Rating – BLOCKBUSTER

3.25 Rating – SUPER HIT (Must Watch)

3.0 Rating – Hit (Try Not To Miss)

2.75 Rating – ABOVE AVERAGE (Worth Your Money)

2.5 Rating – AVERAGE


2.0 Rating – LOTS TO IMPROVE

Click here for Adhirindi Review in Telugu