The main character of Maharaja is the simpleton Vijay Sethupathi, who is the barber of the same name. His two main focuses in life are his obligation to perform his work well each and every day and to take care of his daughter Jothi no matter what. His life proceeds according to plan and doesn't deviate from these two characteristics. Jothi, a rising athlete in high school, looks up to mamta mohandas, her physical education teacher, who is a wonderful motivator. In the connection between the father and daughter, Jothi is the one who raises her father. The two do, however, have a fondness for a trashcan that they name "Lakshmi."

Maharaja has a modest life in a blissful bubble, until one day he himself up at a police station. The reason he wants to register a FIR is that "Lakshmi" was taken from his house. Maharaja stays in the police station despite the officers' disbelief that he is serious about his request and their assumption that it is absurd. He desires to reunite with Lakshmi. What is the true narrative here, and where is it going?

We have been treated to a slow-burning thriller by Nithilan Swaminathan. Many characters appear in the first half and seem unimportant, but as the interval approaches, it becomes clear that more significant issues are at hand. The reason Maharaja is a resolute man on a never-ending quest to find lakshmi becomes clear in the second part of the story.

Although Maharaja is a really compelling narrative, it is not without problems. Inattention to detail might cause viewers to become confused by the non-linear storyline. Its non-linearity as a criminal thriller contributes to its considerable effectiveness. Maharaja keeps you intrigued and wanting to know what will happen next with his cleverly woven subplots and liberal dose of red herrings. It's interesting to note that despite having minor parts, the women in the movie contribute significantly to the plot. Nevertheless, the central theme of this tale is the bond between a father and daughter, which will emotionally resonate with readers and maybe even cause them to consider their own relationships with their own kids.

Without a doubt, Vijay Sethupathi's performance sticks out. His depiction of Maharaja is so authentic, and it's easy to empathise with him. vijay sethupathi does a great job portraying the subtle changes the character goes through in the movie, and the director's screenplay is very commendable. Anurag Kashyap, who played a regular man with several hues, surprised everyone in this movie with his powerful performance. It was nice to watch Anurag in a non-cop role. Abhirami, Natty, and mamta mohandas were all excellent.

Maharaja is refreshing since it deviates from the standard conventions of both an investigative thriller and a movie (no romance, no song and dance). It's challenging to write about the movie without trying to reveal too much because the story's storyline depends on a number of seemingly unconnected jigsaw pieces.

Vijay Sethupathi and director Nithilan swaminathan have made a picture that is unquestionably worth your time.

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