May 23, 2024
Lal Salaam

Title of Film: Lal Salaam

Date of Release: February 09, 2024

Rating: 2.5/5

Starring: Thangadurai, Rajinikanth, Ananthika Sanilkumar, Vivek Prasanna, Senthil, Jeevitha, Vikranth, and Vishnu Vishal

Aishwarya Rajinikanth is the director.

Maker: Subaskaran

Director of Music: A.R. Rahman

Director of Photography: Vishnu Rangasamy

Editor: Baaskar, B. Pravin

Today marks the release of Kollywood filmmaker Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s new film, Lal Salaam, which stars Vikrant and Vishnu Vishal as the primary leads and her father, superstar Rajinikanth, in a special cameo. To find out how it is, read our review.

The story of the film takes place in Kasumuru village. Little Samshuddin (Vikrant) and Guru (Vishnu Vishal) were once best friends, but a terrible event tore them apart and made them fierce competitors. Everything goes according to plan until one village insults the Kasumuru villagers. The drama that is waiting to be told on the big screen includes the following developments, the conflict’s growing intensity, Moideen Bhai’s involvement, and whether or not the kids can make up in the end.

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Vishnu Vishal gives a performance that perfectly fits the requirements of the role. The depiction of the village atmosphere and vintage style is expertly done.

In the role of Vikrant’s father, Rajinikanth dazzles with his mannerisms and a few memorable lines. Vikrant gives a passable performance.

The supporting cast gives good performances, while Jeevita Rajasekhar steals the show with her innate beauty.

Negative Points

The two most obvious problems with Lal Salaam are its plot and its slow screenplay. In her capacity as both director and screenwriter, Aishwarya may have encouraged co-scriptwriter Vishnu Rangasamy to add additional emotions, which might have improved the overall effect of the movie.

The impact of the emotional passages is lacking, and their efficacy is further undermined by the lack of an engaging background score.

The narrative doesn’t benefit from the presence of heroine Ananthika, Kapil Dev, or Nirosha, although Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s directing of a few moments should have improved them.

Technical Aspects

Even in her combined capacities as director and screenwriter, Aishwarya Rajinikanth is unable to create an engaging experience. The slow pacing and shallow plot, especially in the second half, try the patience of the spectator.

The cinematography by Vishnu Rangasamy and the editing by Pravin Baaskar are good, however despite AR Rahman’s reputation, his score doesn’t stick in the mind. The long-running length of the movie also lessens its overall impact.


Overall, Lal Salaam is a dull and unsatisfactory film, with the primary highlights being the mediocre performances of its actors. The film’s flaws, which include poor screenplay, slow pacing, and a lackluster soundtrack, exceed its merits.

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