In Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai and other cities of south India, the movie opened to full house. Fans of Thalapathy Vijay, also flocked to theatres to watch their favourite star playing the menacing villain.Soon after catching the early screenings, many took to social media to post rave reviews about the film and to also sing praise of the stellar performances by the star cast also comprising ofNayanthara and Deepika Padukone.
In several viral posts from theatres, fans could be seen pouring milk over the cut-out posters of Shah Rukh Khan. Lighting colourful smoke sticks and confetti.
However, after the screening, some dared to share their honest feedback and even expressed their disappointment about Vijay’s role. Fans of the actor tweeted their personal reviews saying that the actor was ‘wasted’ in the film. Some looked back at the star’s previous villainous roles and said, “In #Vikram movie, #VijaySethupathi was effectively portrayed as a villain, but in the recent film #Jawan directed by Atlee, they unfortunately missed capturing Vijay in the true essence of a formidable antagonist.”
Another said in agreement, “#Vijaysethupathi villain role felt the weekest compared to his negative roles in #Master #Vikram fr me, even though the character arc in #Jawaan is bigger tha the remaining two movies.”
“You had an amazing actor like #VijaySethupathi playing such a weak role,” wrote another in a tweet.
Yet another said, “The major drawback for #Jawan is that #VijaySethupathi bordered on simply being an affluent prankster. Lacking the intimidating factor of a worthy antagonist as the creators made him deliver one comedic punchline after the other.”
Jawan sees Shah Rukh Khan playing a dual role of a police officer and a thief in a 2 hour 49 minute movie has thrilled the masses. The film also stars Priyamani, Yogi Babu and others in supporting roles.