Maharaja Review Directed by Vijay Sethupathi, is a respectable story of passion and revenge.
Maharaja Review Directed by Vijay Sethupathi, is a respectable story of passion and revenge.

Maharaja Review: Directed by Vijay Sethupathi, is a respectable story of passion and revenge.

The upcoming film titled “Maharaja” is set to hit theaters on June 14, 2024, with an anticipated rating of three out of five stars. The movie features a stellar ensemble cast including Vijay Sethupathi, Mamta Mohandas, Natty (Natraj), Bharathiraja, Abhiram, Singampuli, Aruldoss, Munishkanth, Vinoth Sagar, Boys Manikandan, Kalki, and Sachana Namidass.

Behind the scenes, Nithilan Saminathan serves as the director, while Jagadish Palanisamy and Sudhan Sundaram take on the roles of producers. Ajaneesh Loknath composed the music for the film, with Dinesh Purushothaman handling the cinematography and Raj Philomin managing the editing.

With an exciting cast and crew lineup, “Maharaja” is expected to captivate audiences upon its release date, offering an intriguing cinematic experience.

Today, with much anticipation, the historic 50th film directed by Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi, Maharaja, makes its theatrical debut in Tamil and Telugu. Discover the movie’s performance by reading our review.


Jyothi, the daughter of salon owner Maharaja (Vijay Sethupathi), resides with him. After three robbers accosted him and took his Laxmi (?) one fateful day, he reports the incident to the authorities. Laxmi’s identity confuses the police, so they reluctantly begin searching but won’t register a case. Laxmi is who? Maharaja is quite concerned, but why? Will they manage to locate her? Is reuniting with Laxmi Maharaja’s primary aim? This movie will provide answers to all of these questions.

Positive Points:

When Vijay Sethupathi revealed he was starring in his 50th movie, everyone was excited about what kind of role he would be playing. Naturally, he adopts a fascinating persona that is a wonderful fit for him. Sethupathi’s acting is outstanding; he plays a naive father in the first half and a frantic man looking for his beloved Laxmi in the second. His commanding presence on screen elevates the whole film.

Even with little on-screen time, Anurag Kashyap gives a powerful performance. His brief appearance has a big impact on the movie.

The non-linear narration of the movie is its most notable aspect. The director expertly and captivatingly narrates a straightforward plot, captivating the audience.

Audiences will be in complete shock at the climatic twist, the interval blast, and the emotional passages. In these situations, Vijay Sethupathi excels, giving a brilliant performance with a natural ease that very few can equal.

Negative Points:

Although the screenplay is well-written, the narration’s twists and turns can add confusion to the well-known plot and make viewers think of a few other movies with related themes.

Vijay Sethupathi’s character is the main emphasis of the movie, with little to no growth for other performers like Bharathiraja, Mamta Mohandas, and Abhirami. Telugu viewers are less familiar with a few of these actors.

Not everyone will find the first half’s dark comedy relatable. It might be challenging to tell if a story is taking place in the present or the past when even five minutes are missing.

The technical aspects:

Although the narration might use some tightening up, writer/director Nithilan Swaminathan tells an engaging story in his second picture. While viewers wait for events to unfold, the slow pacing in parts of both halves may make them lose interest.

Dinesh Purushothaman did a competent job with the cinematography. The production qualities are excellent, and Philomin Raj’s editing is passable. Emotional situations are enhanced by Ajaneesh Loknath’s outstanding background tune. Excellent work was done on the Telugu dubbing and dialogue.


Maharaja is mostly a slow-burning tale of passion and retribution. The script and Vijay Sethupathi’s outstanding performance keep the audience enthralled. Highlights include the dramatic intermission and the emotional, jaw-dropping unexpected conclusion. But not everyone will find the plodding narration and undeveloped characters appealing. Maharaja is worth seeing this weekend if you like slow-burning dramas with respectable acting.

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