So the premise of the movie is this - Rajinikanth is a Software Systems Architect from
Sivaji is truly an out and out commercial film relying on Rajini's appeal and charisma to deliver a social message. This is yet another Shankar movie where the protagonist takes the law into his own hands to do good to his fellowmen. It is a long movie, running for 3 and a quarter hours, with lots of songs, fight sequences, punch dialogues and comedy sequences befitting a Rajinikanth film. Shriya, the heroine of this film, impresses. Unlike other non-Tamilian actresses, her lips and her voice sync, she actually acts and she sizzles in all the songs. Vivek is there to provide comic relief and he does a good job. He has a pretty meaty role (he is Rajini's mama) and this movie is sure to help him revive his acting career which seemed to be taking a downward turn. AR Rahman's background score is pretty good and there is a special appearance by the now much much thinner Nayantara in the Sooriyanum Santhiranum song. The art direction in this movie is awesome and the sets are amazing especially in the song 'Vaaji Vaaji'.
This is a Rajinikanth film and Shankar pulls out all the stops to make it look as grand as possible. You will need to suspend belief and forget about logic if you want to enjoy this movie. Sivaji is meant to entertain and if that means Rajini beating up 30 goondas single handedly, then you better whistle and clap because otherwise you're not going to enjoy the film.
My Verdict: Impossible to rate a Rajinikanth movie.