Like most of the action movies made in the South, at the heart of it all, we can say that Leo follows a man who is running toward a peaceful life. But his history and past relationship with violence and bloodshed don’t make it easy for him to achieve it.
This 2023 action crime film stars Vijay in the titular role, Leo Das, and is said to be inspired by A History of Violence, a 2005 action thriller film.
Leo, a normal café owner, tries his best to remain hidden from the limelight. It’s not because he is shy or longs for privacy, but because even a glimpse of his infamous face would bring a storm of past problems into his new life. We soon discover that Leo has changed his identity to Parthiban.
He lives a new life in Himachal Pradesh with his wife, Sathya, and two lovely kids, Siddhu and Chintu. This life is dreamy and magical, but all of it stands on shaky ground where even one wrong footstep can crumble everything Leo has built.
Later, when the worst does happen, and Leo’s face is revealed in newspapers and news channels, the hidden truths find a way back to his life. The news about Leo’s existence reached his hometown, where his uncle and father still reside. The duo scheme and plan together to kill the son they believe to have wronged them. But will they be able to kill him? We don’t think so.
Leo Ending Explained
As the film progresses, a game of cat and mouse begins between the gangsters and Leo/ Parthi. After several twists and turns, the film reaches the ending segment. Parthi holds Harold at gunpoint and threatens to kill him. Harold tries saving his life by admitting that Parthi is not Leo Das and gives Parthi a free pass to save his life.
However, Leo/ Parthi, who is no stranger to violence, just laughs at his face and admits that he is indeed Leo. Just as he states this fact, without wasting a moment, he shoots Harold and burns the Das & Co. factory to the ground.
The Strange Phone Call
The film Leo ends with Parthi/ Leo receiving a call from Vikram, as it’s assumed from the background music playing during the scene. He asks him to join his team of vigilantes. This is a significant scene since it confirms that the team of masked vigilantes is functioning properly.
Although the caller doesn’t clearly reveal his identity, it’s believed that Leo recognizes the caller’s true identity as he sighs in exasperation. Another important thing worth mentioning here is that the caller calls Parthi by another name, which is Leo. So, he knows Leo’s true identity.
By the end of the movie, we learn that Leo is still in Himachal Pradesh. His family is also with him, all safe and sound. The movie ends with the final scene, and by the time the post-credit scene rolls, we learn that Leo is part of LCU, which means Thalapathy Vijay will soon be seen as Leo Das in another film. Now, we can expect more films in LCU featuring Vijay as well.
More About Leo
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Leo stars Vijay, Sanjay Dutt, Arjun, and Trisha in the lead roles. Leo has a 7.5-star rating on IMDb and is available for streaming on Netflix. Leo aired on Netflix on 24th November 2023 in India. As for the rest of the world, the film premiered on Netflix on 28th November 2023.
Made with an estimated budget of Rs. 250 Crore, Leo has been a hit at the box office. The film Leo has earned an estimated Rs. 620.50 Crore to date. It’s worth noting that the film was released on 19th October 2023 in India, so considering the timeline, this movie has been doing exceptionally well.