Lal Salaam Movie Review: Aishwarya Rajinikanth Explodes Again
Lal Salaam Movie Review: Rajinikanth’s movie is one of the most anticipated movies of 2024 due to many reasons. First of all, the director will see Aishwarya Rajinikanth making a comeback after eight years and importantly, he is also directing his father, superstar Rajinikanth.
Lal Salaam starring Vishnu Vishal and Vikrant revolves around cricket and religion and how people in a village politicize the popular sport. (Also Read – Aishwarya Rajinikanth Interview: ‘Working With Dad In Laal Salaam Was A Masterclass’)
Shamsuddin (Vikrant), son of Thiru (Vishnu Vishal) and Moideen Bhai (Rajinikanth), have been rivals since childhood, which extends to their village cricket ground.
The three star team started by Moideen Bhai with Thiru and Shamsu was the winning team, but people who were jealous of Thiru’s success kicked him out of the team. Mr. Rival forms the MCC team and both teams represent different religions (Hindu and Muslim) in the village. The match that took place in the village that lived in such peaceful harmony was named as India vs Pakistan.
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Now Moideen Bhai lives in Mumbai with his family and his dream is to one day see the amazing cricketer named Shamsu playing for India. But a match in the village takes a turn in Thiru and Shamsu’s life and changes everything.
What happens to the two men? Will Shamsu finally play for India? Will Moideen put an end to sibling rivalry and Hindu-Muslim fighting in the village?
The first part of Lal Salam revolves around the village, its people and the relationship between Hindus and Muslims there. This establishes a rivalry between Thiru and Shamsula. The second half really picks up the pace and we see Rajinikanth deliver his power packed performance.
Rajinikanth’s portrayal of the Muslim leader Moideen Bhai is interesting to watch on screen. Some of his dialogues clearly reveal his personal beliefs and are very meaningful in today’s times. Those are truly hair-raising moments.
For example, in one scene Moideen Bhai says, “India is for Indians, I am an Indian Muslim, I was born here, I will die here, this is my home, don’t talk about caste, religion, don’t talk. Humanity and humanity. Jai Hind.” After all, humanity is a theme the superstar has talked about in real life as well.
Also, Rajinikanth plays the dual role of a father who yearns for his son and a social leader who believes that everyone is one regardless of caste and religion. Even the fight scenes are not exaggerated. Rajinikanth is the backbone of Lal Salam.
Vishnu Vishal and Vikrant have played their roles well and are very natural as cricketers as they play cricket in real life as well. There is also a map of the roles he played and played. AR Rahman’s music adds value to the film which showcases two different religions by combining local and Sufi elements.
Director Aishwarya Rajinikanth has made the film according to today’s political and social environment. He made his debut in the film industry and this film will definitely be talked about. Katha Vishnu Rangaswamy could have written it better – some scenes could have been edited without explaining the plot clearly.
Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s Lal Salaam is a social drama. Audiences love Rajinikanth as Moideen Bhai and hope they take it home and take whatever he says on screen to heart. Humanity above all else.