he highly anticipated neo-noir film, “Merry Christmas,” took center stage in cinemas this Friday, marking the first major release of 2024. Directed by the acclaimed Sriram Raghavan, the movie stars the dynamic duo of Vijay Sethupathi and Katrina Kaif in lead roles, weaving a captivating narrative that has garnered praise from industry insiders.
One notable endorsement came from filmmaker Atlee, known for his collaboration with Vijay Sethupathi in the 2023 blockbuster “Jawan.” Taking to his Instagram story, Atlee expressed his excitement, saying, “Merry Christmas! I have been waiting to write this one. My favorite narrative of recent times is a beautiful love story with an amazing thriller. Vijay Sethupathi, you were pure class to watch, and the climax performance was wow. You’re always an inspiration. Keep inspiring us with such lovely films. Love you. Katrina Kaif’s work is stunning. Sriram Raghavan Sir, what a film. It’s a pure classic written all over it. Add a blockbuster feather to your cap, Sir.”
Adding to the chorus of admiration, Vicky Kaushal, the husband of Katrina Kaif, shared his pride in her stellar performance.
In a heartfelt message, Vicky exclaimed, “Merry Christmas everyone! So freaking proud of you, love, for how beautifully you have surrendered yourself to Sriram Sir’s masterful storytelling and to the complexities of ‘Maria’… Her rawness, her mystery, her magic… All done with such honesty and nuance! And that dance… uff! This one’s truly your best work till date. Vijay Sethupati Sir… don’t know how you bring that childlike innocence in your characters, but it’s pure joy to watch you bring Albert alive.
How you guys are going to make people jingle all the way when they watch the film… especially that end! Go enjoy this thrilling fun ride in theatres near you! Merry Christmas in cinemas now.”
With such high praise from industry peers, “Merry Christmas” emerges as a must-watch cinematic extravaganza, promising a thrilling and enchanting experience for audiences.