Maharaja movie review


Hairdresser Vijay Sethupathi lives with his wife Divya Bharti and their daughter.

Vijay Sethupathi loses his wife in an accident. In that accident, his daughter escapes with a dustbin.

Since then, Vijay Sethupathi has been protecting the iron garbage bin with his daughter by naming it as Lakshmi. One day when Vijay Sethupathi’s daughter goes out of town for a school game, mysterious men attack Vijay Sethupathi and take away the dustbin.

Vijay Sethupathi reports to the police station that the dustbin is missing. But the police officer Natty Natraj refuses to file a complaint.

Vijay Sethupathi tries to find the dustbin before his daughter returns home.

Did Vijay Sethupathi finally find the iron dustbin? Isn’t it? That is the rest of the film.



Directed by Nithilan, the story is narrated through a series of events which reveals the past and present through a screenplay and edit pattern that is fresh and interesting to the audiences.

Nithilan does not wait long to throw up surprises.

There are plenty of surprises to keep the audience engaged throughout the runtime of the movie.

Vijay Sethupathi delivers a stellar performance.

The actor is pitch perfect with his portrayal of rhe character, and this is one of the roles where he gets everything right starting with his voice modulation.

The film also benefits big time from the presence of Anurag Kashyap who is terrific in his role.

Mamta Mohandas, Abhirami, Natty and the others in the cast have also delivered what was expected from them.

Ajaneesh Loganathan’s background score strikes a balance between the emotional and mass scenes.

Dinesh Purushothaman’s camerawork captures the proceedings effectively.

Rest of the technical aspects of the movie are top notch.

Rating: 3.9/5