Better Analyzed & Detailed (BAD) Review-> Reviewed by Badrinath. Overview:- A leading actor who is larger than life for many of his diehard fans needs to do 4 basic things to give a Quality film. Choose a decent script, Select a Quality and Promising director, choose a valuable technical team and after all these things give your 100% dedication for the film. THERI is such a film where a Mass Actor of huge fan following has done all these 4 things in a perfect way. Then it is in the hands of the director to make it as a Quality product. Has Atlee really succeeded in this? A drastic change from Vijay:- One must give a round of applause for Vijay for his change of attitude right from Kaavalan in 2011. We all know the old Vijay, who is a poor chooser of script and director. But from Kaavalan he looks matured in so many ways. He wishes to give chance to young talents and make a quality film and it is completely evident in his ongoing career. It is to be noted that the technical team of THERI including the director, editor, cinematographer, stunt director and music director has an average age of 28. That is a thing to be appreciated for a leading star. Big thanks to Vijay for that. Performances:- Vijay as Vijay Kumar/Joseph kuruvila has given his 100% for THERI as a Tough Cop, Lovable Son, Caring Husband and a Responsible Father. Undoubtably, he steals the show in the film. His commitment to satisfy his fans and directors needs is complete. Be it the risky jump from the bridge, comedy sequences, fight scenes and romance, Vijay is at his best. Vijays commitment is really evident in chellakutty song where he comes as a Dwarf which could be trolled heavily in social media if it fails. But as per the directors wish, he has accepted it. There are some self-trolling scenes too. He is so stylish, young, fit and energetic throughout the film. There is only one scene in 2nd half where Vijays dialogue delivery looked bad and that is the only negative thing from Vijay. A notable performance from Vijay. Apart from Vijay, Mahendran sir has given a decent debut as Villain in his short role. His body language reminds us of Superstar Rajnikanth in most of his scenes. Motta Rajendran, Cute Baby Nainika, Radhika, Samantha have given decent performances. Amy Jackson, Prabhu and Anbu chezhiyan are really wasted. Where the film lost its way? Director has lost his way as he has taken so many issues to convey through the film. Delhi rape incident, TCS incident and Child beggars issue (Reminds us of Ram charans yevadu) are dealt in a decent way but those scenes should have added more value to the film. The importance of a Father in a Childs future is conveyed in a satisfying level but I felt it as a forced one. Vijay - Sam love portion is a time and tested one. Nothing is new in the love portions. The scene where Vijays family is killed will raise the eyebrows of many. Atlees writing is not as good as it is expected. Most of the scenes are predictable as the story line is not a new one. But he should be appreciated a lot for his ability to handle such a team at this early stage of his career. He scores big in his attempt to satisfy Vijay fans... GVs background score is really good. It gives added pace for the Mass scenes of Vijay where the fans will go berserk. But the bgm in the Revenge and sad sequences reminds us of Kaththi Yaar petra magano song. The songs looks grandeur in making but Vijay hasnt provided enough scope for Dance except in Chellakutty. A Dancer like Vijay needs even better Choreography. Songs lack the punch visually. Overall the film is a decent entertainer for Family audience and Vijay fans. But a Vijay haters patience will be tested in some overhyped scenes like Vijay fans felt while watching Vedhalam. Verdict:- Watch it for Vijays Committed Performance, the number of social messages film has conveyed, grandeur visuals, Atlee's attempt for an action film. Theri will worth your money and keep you entertained for 2.38hrs. A "FAN"tastic film which will make Vijay fans to go GAGA. Critic Rating:- 2.75/5. Fan rating:- 3.25/5. Neutral Rating:- 2.75/5.