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Leo movie review and release highlights: Vijay's film likely to gross 145 crore worldwide on day one

Leo movie review and release highlights: Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj's film came out amid huge buzz on Thursday. Check out all the latest.
Leo movie review and release highlights: Vijay stars with Trisha in Leo.
Leo movie review and release highlights: Vijay stars with Trisha in Leo.

Leo movie review and release highlights: Thalapathy Vijay's Leo is one of the most anticipated films of the year. The film released on October 19 and there was a rush among die-hard fans to watch the action movie on the opening day. Fans were seen outside theatres in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other places as they watched morning shows....Read More

The excitement around Leo's release makes it clear that it's going to make and break several records at the box office. The film directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj also features Sanjay Dutt, Trisha Krishnan and Arjun Sarja.

Recently, superstar Rajinikanth also talked about Thalapathi Vijay and Sanjay Dutt's film Leo and said, "I pray to God, that movie should become a huge hit."

In order to make the release a grand affair, Seven Screen Studios Production had filed a petition before the Madras High Court requesting to allow the film to be screened as early as 4 am across cinema halls in Tamil Nadu on the day of its release. However, the court refrained from from passing orders regarding the request for 4 am shows.

Here's all the action around the film's release:

Follow all the updates here:
Oct 19, 2023 5:22 PM IST

Rahul Ravindran praises Leo

Rahul Ravindran tweeted, “Interval now. This is now officially a Lokesh Kanagaraj fan handle! Vijay sir career best performance. Ani bro.”

Oct 19, 2023 4:25 PM IST

Trisha watches Leo in Chennai

Actor Trisha visited a Chennai theatre with her mother, Aditi Ravindranath, friends and family members to watch Leo. She also waved and greeted her fans.

Oct 19, 2023 3:47 PM IST

Leo box office collection day one

Leo is expected to perform well on its first day at the box office. As per Sacnilk.com, the first-day box office collection is likely to be 68 crore nett in India for all languages, as per early estimates. The gross collection of the film in India is expected to be 80 crore. The overseas collection is likely to be 65 crore and the worldwide gross is likely to be 145 crore.

Oct 19, 2023 3:11 PM IST

Leo review

The Hindustan Times review of the film read, “Despite the reasons for Leo’s transformation, the film is not a meditation on the consequences of choosing violence or abandoning it. In fact, it celebrates being badass—the film is called Leo, after all. We see a spark of pure evil when Parthiban finally admits his origins.” READ FULL REVIEW HERE

Oct 19, 2023 2:54 PM IST

Leo review and release live updates: When Rajinikanth praised the film

“I wish the film a huge success. I pray to God the film should become a huge success,” Rajinikanth has said earlier this week about Leo.

Oct 19, 2023 2:39 PM IST

Watch the trailer for Leo again

Oct 19, 2023 2:25 PM IST

Leo movie review live updates: Fans dance in movie hall

Oct 19, 2023 2:08 PM IST

Leo movie review and release live updates: Cafe fight gets praise

“Cafe fight in #Leo. Easily, the most tense action sequence ever in a #ThalapathyVijay film. The way it’s built to the explosive action point is just amazing. And Vijay holds that scene more convincingly than you can even imagine,” wrote film critic Haricharan Pudipedi.

Oct 19, 2023 2:01 PM IST

Leo release updates: Couple get engaged in a theatre

A movie theater in Pudukottai has an interesting incident with the movie Leo. A couple decided to exchange garlands and rings and get engaged. Watch video and read the full story here.

Oct 19, 2023 1:49 PM IST

Leo movie review and release updates: Theatre shows Jilla instead

A bunch of fans had been protesting for a few hours at a screening of Leo in Priya Theater in Manamadurai, Sivagangai district on Thursday when the film was played without the right audio. Not knowing what to do with this, the theater administrators replaced Leo with a print of 2014 movie Jilla!

Oct 19, 2023 1:36 PM IST

Leo movie review live updates: Sumit Kadel's review

Film trade analyst Sumit Kadel tweeted, "#LeoReview - ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟 ( 3.5) #Leo is another Triumph for Tamil Film Industry. This #LokeshKanagaraj Directorial is Exciting - Engaging- Entertaining. First Half is Superb with several brilliant high points [ Cafe Action Scene, Vijay’s Entry & Interval Block ].. Second half is also action packed, bit slow but quite engrossing.

"Last 20 mins especially the Car Chase Sequence & Climax are the major highlights. Dont miss the last scene which’ll get THUNDEROUS RESPONSE from LCU fans. #ThalapathyVijay delivers a Phenomenal performance, he shines in both emotional & action sequences. Director Lokesh presented him in a way which is a full of MASS & CLASS. Overall #Leo is a Supreme entertainer which’ll break many box office records. In Hindi also it’ll do very well despite not releasing in National Chain Multiplexes."

Oct 19, 2023 1:24 PM IST

Leo movie review live updates: 3/5 stars

A Twitter review for Leo read, “A feast for Vijay fans 🔥 enjoyed the LCU link, title card is best in recent times, only slight draw back is few parts of second half and emotional connection, this is truly the Ani Era and Anbariv scores highly through the film - A total worth.- 3 out of 5 for Leo.”

Oct 19, 2023 12:47 PM IST

Leo review live updates: Ramesh Bala's final review

“#LEO [3.25/5] : A good action thriller/entertainer.. Familiar story.. #ThalapathyVijay holds the show.. #SanjayDutt and #Arjun are terrific.. Action sequences are well choreographed.. #Ani music is OK! #LCU connect is forced.. Not #Loki 's Best work,” wrote Ramesh Bala.

Oct 19, 2023 12:37 PM IST

Leo movie review and release live updates: LK vs JV

Manobala Vijaybalan gave a lowdown of Lokesh Kanagaraj and Joseph Vijay's last few releases. “AP/TS Box Office #LokeshKanagaraj's last 3 films lifetime #Vikram - 42.5 cr #Master - 28 cr #Kaithi - 17 cr. Joseph Vijay’s last 3 films lifetime #Varisu / #Varasudu - 26 cr #Beast - 15 cr #Master - 28 cr.”

Oct 19, 2023 12:19 PM IST

Leo Reviews and Release live updates: Ramesh Bala's review

"#LEO 1st Half : Starts off slow.. Picks up speed from the Cafe action sequence.. A major highlight.. Market action sequence is good too.. #ThalapathyVijay intense performance.. Pre-interval - Theater moments.. The main conflict will start in 2nd half.. History of Violence acknowledged in the title," wrote film trade expert Ramesh Bala.

Oct 19, 2023 12:01 PM IST

Leo movie review and release live updates: #LeoDisaster trends on Twitter

People on Twitter are share videos of empty theatres in US for Leo. However, we could not independently verify the clips. A person wrote, “#Leo premiere. 1 min to the show and record breaking audience in US. But still it collected $1.4 million. #LeoDisaster.”

Oct 19, 2023 11:45 AM IST

Leo review and release live updates: Vijay speaks Hindi?

Film critic Haricharan Pudipeddi tweeted that it was ‘always cute to see #ThalapathyVijay mouthing dialogues in Hindi’.

Oct 19, 2023 11:36 AM IST

Leo movie review and release live updates: Off to a good start

Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted that Leo is off to a great start in Karnataka. He retweeted a post that read, “#Leo relaasing along with Industry Topnotchs. A Dare step ahead @SwagathOffl. #Leo promising BLOCK BUSTER. Thanks to Media and Fans who have made great and received close to heart.”

Oct 19, 2023 11:24 AM IST

Leo release: Vijay's film leaked online

As per film trade analyst Manobala Vijaybalan, Leo has been leaked online in high quality print!

Oct 19, 2023 11:14 AM IST

Leo movie release live updates: Trisha's BTS pics

Leo stars Trisha Krishnan opposite Vijay. A few days ago, she shared a bunch of BTS pictures and still from the movie.

Oct 19, 2023 11:02 AM IST

Leo movie review and release live updates: No early morning shows

The high court refused to allow 4am or 7am shows in Tamil Nadu for Leo. The earliest shows began at 9am. State’s law minister S Regupathy also spoke on the matter to clarify that there is no political interference to restrict the number of shows. Read full story here.

Oct 19, 2023 10:23 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Fan jokes about Mahesh Babu's cameo

Sharing a clip featuring an ad of Telugu actor Mahesh Babu from inside a theatre, a person tweeted, “Unexpected. Mahesh Babu's cameo in Leo first 20 seconds mass…” Many dropped laughing emojis in reaction to it.

Oct 19, 2023 10:13 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Naa Ready backlash

The makers of Leo had launched the first single from the album, Naa Ready, on Vijay's birthday in June. Amid hype surrounding the film's release, the makers recently shared a new Naa Ready poster. Vijay was not seen smoking a cigarette in it. Read full story here

Oct 19, 2023 10:05 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Massive opening worldwide

Vijay's fans can rejoice that their favourite actor is expected to see a huge opening. Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala took to X (Twitter), writing, "Leo will release in about 6,000+ screens worldwide. A huge release..."

Oct 19, 2023 9:55 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Grand opening in Madurai

Everyone loves confetti! Watch how fans in Tamil Nadu's Madurai celebrated the release of Vijay's film Leo.

Oct 19, 2023 9:48 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Impressive advance booking

Vijay's Leo garnered the highest number of tickets sold in advance booking this year. As reported by Sacnilk.com, Leo had already sold 16 lakh tickets before the opening day. Read full story here

Oct 19, 2023 9:37 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Vijay film gets mixed reviews

Leo, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, and featuring Thalapathy Vijay, Trisha Krishnan and Sanjay Dutt, released today amid huge buzz. Leo first reactions are in and the Vijay film gets mixed reviews on X (Twitter). Some also compare Leo with Rajinikanth's Jailer. Read full story here

Oct 19, 2023 9:29 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Vijay entering Lokesh Cinematic Universe?

A recent tweet by Udhayanidhi Stalin, the minister for youth welfare and sports development of Tamil Nadu, fuelled rumours of whether Vijay's Leo is a part of the Lokesh Cinematic Universe (LCU), which kicked off with the director's 2019 film Kaithi. He followed it up with Vikram last year. Those, who finally watched Leo, have been tweeting how 'LCU fans will like' Leo.

Oct 19, 2023 9:21 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Fans dance in Chennai

Excited fans in Tamil Nadu gathered outside Chennai's Chrompet Vetri Theatre for the first day screening of actor Vijay's film Leo. Videos of them dancing have surfaced online.

Oct 19, 2023 9:12 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Box office prediction

Leo is expected to perform very well on its first day at the domestic box office. Leo may earn 68 crore nett in India on its first day for all languages, as per Sacnilk.com. The Vijay-starrer could mint 32 crore in Tamil Nadu and 12.5 crore in Kerala.

Oct 19, 2023 9:03 AM IST

Leo release live updates: First reactions are in

Many on X are tweeting their Leo review. "A total treat by @Dir_Lokesh and team that never gets boring. Vijay aced as an actor... Leo is a rollercoaster with so many highs and less-to-no lows," said a person. Another wrote, "Loved every bit of Leo!"

Oct 19, 2023 8:54 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Fans root for Suriya's cameo

Amid the film's release, Rolex has been trending on X (formerly Twitter). Fans want Suriya's cameo as Rolex in the film. Suriya had made a special appearance as Rolex in Vikram at the end of the movie. Fans are convinced that there is a Rolex cameo in Leo as well. However, there is no official confirmation yet.

Oct 19, 2023 8:43 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Vijay’s opening scene leaked

The opening scene from Leo of Vijay fighting a hyena was leaked online ahead of the film's release. The video is being widely shared on X, and some are praising the scene. But many fans are reporting it, asking people to refrain from watching and sharing the leaked clip.

Oct 19, 2023 8:36 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Chennai fans catch morning shows

Tamil Nadu: Fans gathered at Chennai's Koyambedu Rohini Theatre for the first-day screening of Tamil actor Vijay's film Leo. In videos shared online, police was seen outside the theatre.

Oct 19, 2023 8:26 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Fans at early morning shows

Fans throng Sree Padmanabha Theatre in Thiruvananthapuram to watch the early morning show of Tamil actor Vijay's film Leo.

Oct 19, 2023 8:19 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Fans dance outside theatre

Kerala: Fans celebrate the release of Tamil actor Vijay's film 'Leo' outside Sree Padmanabha Theatre in Thiruvananthapuram.

Oct 19, 2023 9:48 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Impressive advance booking

Vijay's Leo garnered the highest number of tickets sold in advance booking this year. As reported by Sacnilk.com, Leo had already sold 16 lakh tickets before the opening day. Read full story here

Oct 19, 2023 9:37 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Vijay film gets mixed reviews

Leo, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, and featuring Thalapathy Vijay, Trisha Krishnan and Sanjay Dutt, released today amid huge buzz. Leo first reactions are in and the Vijay film gets mixed reviews on X (Twitter). Some also compare Leo with Rajinikanth's Jailer. Read full story here

Oct 19, 2023 9:29 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Vijay entering Lokesh Cinematic Universe?

A recent tweet by Udhayanidhi Stalin, the minister for youth welfare and sports development of Tamil Nadu, fuelled rumours of whether Vijay's Leo is a part of the Lokesh Cinematic Universe (LCU), which kicked off with the director's 2019 film Kaithi. He followed it up with Vikram last year. Those, who finally watched Leo, have been tweeting how 'LCU fans will like' Leo.

Oct 19, 2023 9:21 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Fans dance in Chennai

Excited fans in Tamil Nadu gathered outside Chennai's Chrompet Vetri Theatre for the first day screening of actor Vijay's film Leo. Videos of them dancing have surfaced online.

Oct 19, 2023 9:12 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Box office prediction

Leo is expected to perform very well on its first day at the domestic box office. Leo may earn 68 crore nett in India on its first day for all languages, as per Sacnilk.com. The Vijay-starrer could mint 32 crore in Tamil Nadu and 12.5 crore in Kerala.

Oct 19, 2023 9:03 AM IST

Leo release live updates: First reactions are in

Many on X are tweeting their Leo review. "A total treat by @Dir_Lokesh and team that never gets boring. Vijay aced as an actor... Leo is a rollercoaster with so many highs and less-to-no lows," said a person. Another wrote, "Loved every bit of Leo!"

Oct 19, 2023 8:54 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Fans root for Suriya's cameo

Amid the film's release, Rolex has been trending on X (formerly Twitter). Fans want Suriya's cameo as Rolex in the film. Suriya had made a special appearance as Rolex in Vikram at the end of the movie. Fans are convinced that there is a Rolex cameo in Leo as well. However, there is no official confirmation yet.

Oct 19, 2023 8:43 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Vijay’s opening scene leaked

The opening scene from Leo of Vijay fighting a hyena was leaked online ahead of the film's release. The video is being widely shared on X, and some are praising the scene. But many fans are reporting it, asking people to refrain from watching and sharing the leaked clip.

Oct 19, 2023 8:36 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Chennai fans catch morning shows

Tamil Nadu: Fans gathered at Chennai's Koyambedu Rohini Theatre for the first-day screening of Tamil actor Vijay's film Leo. In videos shared online, police was seen outside the theatre.

Oct 19, 2023 8:26 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Fans at early morning shows

Fans throng Sree Padmanabha Theatre in Thiruvananthapuram to watch the early morning show of Tamil actor Vijay's film Leo.

Oct 19, 2023 8:19 AM IST

Leo release live updates: Fans dance outside theatre

Kerala: Fans celebrate the release of Tamil actor Vijay's film 'Leo' outside Sree Padmanabha Theatre in Thiruvananthapuram.