Cast: Vijay, Nayantara, Vivek, Karthir, Jackie Shroff, Daniel Balaji
Music: AR Rahman
Producer: SM Koneru
Banner: East Coast Productions
Release Date: 25th Oct, 2019
‘Whistle’ has been described by its makers as a sports drama with loads of action thrown in. In reality, the film shows football matches like how Sankranthi cockfights used to be shown in second-rate village dramas of the 1990s. Those films in which rivals would resort to cheap tricks, deceptions and machinations to win the game by hook or crook.
Rating: 2.5/5 – Read Full Review at IndiaGlitz.com
Vijay does his usual stuff that will appeal to his fans. His mannerisms, performance and style are not something that strike a chord with Telugu masses though. Nayanthara is okay within her space. Jackie Shroff is a usual corporate villain and Yogi Babu’s jokes are good here and there. Most of the Female football players didn’t look the part.
Rating: 2.5/5 – Read Full Review at Gulte.com
‘Whistle’, starring Vijay in the lead, is the dubbed version of the Tamil flick ‘Bigil’. Released this Friday in a big way in the Telugu States, it clashes with ‘Khaidi’. Let’s find out what works and what doesn’t work in the movie.
Rating: 2.75/5 – Read Full Review at TeluguCinema.com
Bigil starts off like any other commercial flicks, takes routine mass path for first 30 minutes. Vijay’s trademark mass histrionics entertain his fans, movie makes no progress for a while. It gets intense after the father Royappan enters, his character brings much needed weight to the story.
Rating: 3/5 – Read Full Review at Telugu360.com
The film has rich production values. Every scene is dipped with richness. High standard production values and terrific cinematography are the main highlights. Rahman’s music is not that exciting. The film has an uneven pace and is lengthy.
Rating: 2.5/5 – Read Full Review at GreatAndhra.com