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Liger Movie Review: Action meets love

After a long haul, Director Puri Jagannadh’s Liger, starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday starrer is finally here. Liger is an action-packed punch for the audience.

Liger Movie Review: Action meets love
Image Credits: Priyanshi Goyal

The combination of director Puri Jagannadh and social media heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda created colossal hype on social media. The movie created quite a buzz nationwide, both lead stars Vijay and Ananya were seen promoting Liger for the past month. Legendary Boxing star Mike Tyson’s appearance is another big reason to not miss this actioner. 

Liger follows the story of an MMA fighter who beats the odds to achieve a name for himself. The movie under the banner of Puri Connections & Dharma Productions is released in Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, and Kannada today in your nearest theatres.

Liger Cast 

Liger Movie Review: Action meets love
Image Credits: Priyanshi Goyal

Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Pandey, Ramya Krishna, Mike Tyson, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Ali, Getup Srinu, Makarand Deshpande, and others. 

The film is directed by Puri Jagannadh and is also produced by him alongside Karan Johar & Charmme Kaur.


Liger (Vijay Deverakonda) and his mother (Ramya Krishna) move to Mumbai in the hopes of him becoming an MMA champion. Balamani wishes to see her son as a Boxing Champion as her husband died without realizing their son’s dream of winning an MMA ( Mixed Martial Arts) championship.

The mother & son duo run a chai shop in Mumbai for their livelihood. Soon Liger starts training under Ronit Roy, an MMA guru. The overall plot focuses on him falling in love with Tanya (Ananya Panday) and the journey of Liger from a National Champion to an International one,   

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Liger Movie Review 

There is no lie that the plot of Liger could’ve been better. But the movie seems to have a promising pair-up of action and drama. Puri Jagannadh starts the movie on an inspirational note, which later takes the shift to a love story. The dimension of the movie is very intense yet likable and easygoing but the plot seemed rushed. 

The first half portrays a proper story and good songs. Liger’s journey to the US seems a bit over the top as for his humble background. The production work and cinematic aspects are neat and enjoyable with their locations of Mumbai & Vegas. The music is cool & catchy. The movie deems light impact and praise-worthy action at its best. 

Cast performances 

Liger Movie Review: Action meets love
Image Credits: Priyanshi Goyal

Vijay Deverakonda is exceptionally stunning with his role. He proves to be the backbone of this movie without a single doubt. His body transformation is also incredible and suits well for an MMA player.

Ananya with her charms does her best as she plays a rich quirky girl. Ronit Roy is also great as the coach. Vishu Reddy provides justice to his role. Mike Tyson is seen for the legend that he is. Ramya Krishna is very motherly and quite impressive. Ali and Getup Srinu seem to be doing just fine with their comedy. 

Overall the characters balance the plot of action and love drama in Liger quite well.

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Written By

Harjyot Sandhu is an Entertainment & Arts Intern at Empire Weekly. She was born and raised in Mumbai, and recently graduated with Bachelor's degree in Mass Media & Communications. She is an avid geek when it comes to contemporary media and her core interests lie within the entertainment and fitness industry. Harjyot enjoys the ever-changing pace of the world & human evolution.

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  1. akash

    August 25, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    wowwww this is really so good and helped me gain so much knowledge about liger cant wait to really go and see it.

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