Leo Review: The Freshest Vijay You’ll See In A Distracted Lokesh Kanagaraj Movie

Sruthi Ganapathy Raman

Leo Thrives Not In Mass, But In Its Smaller Moments

A camera technique that is often reserved for flashy action sequences gives us one of the most satisfying introductory moments that define Leo’s Parthiban (Vijay). 

Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Leo

It thrives in its smaller, carefully structured scenes that challenge us to ask one question: what would an ordinary man do, when pushed into the extraordinary? Will he pick up the gun to cocoon his family? Is he ready to let the gun change his life? 

Leo Is In No Way a New Premise

Loosely based on body-horror legend David Cronenberg’s masterful A History Of Violence (2005), Leo owns this template and makes it its own in the first half.

Trisha Gets a Role She Can Almost Dig Into In Leo

Apart from being a loving wife, she’s a fierce protector who will go to any lengths to make sure her children are safe. This also leads to a tender scene between Vijay and Trisha, instantly filling us up with nostalgia. 

Leo is All About The Small Things

Things that we never thought we’ll take home from a film like this. While leaving a few things to be desired, gives us the glimpse of a new kind of star film to root for.