The title tries to summarize Sivakarthikeyan's character in the movie. Sivakarthikeyan plays the usual jobless dude making wisecracks from start to finish. The lead now tries to become a boxer to woo his love interest, Hansika, who is deeply interested in sports. There is another angle involving his clairvoyant friends who knows that Sivakarthikeyan is destined to win a fortune
Maan Karate - Not as Smart
A number of scenes and situations are heavily contrived and childish. A number of first half scenes look more like amateur skits borrowed from college culturals.Despite many of the scenes being forced and out-of-place, the comedy quotient may entertain you in some places. The script takes a lot of liberties and takes logic for granted
by Editorial Board - MovieCrow
Siva Karthikeyan's entertainer to beat the summer heat
On the whole, the movie is definitely watchable, with some amount of suspension of disbelief, for the many segments of entertainment that it offers.
by Editorial Board - Behindwoods.com
Maan Karate is a messed-up bout
The love story, the greed of the five laced with stupidity, the boxing or an apology for it, and to boot, Yazhini's father, who will only have a son-in-law who can recite at least 10 rhyming couplets from 1330 which Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar wrote, mess up movie.
by Gautaman Baskaran - Hindustan Times
Maan Karate is a letdown by uninspiring direction
An ordinary effort by the director, whose immense faith in the power of love seems utterly fantastical.
by S Saraswathi - Rediff.com
A rollicking ride
It has a racy first half but starts plodding in the second half.On the whole, a perfect summer outing with your family.
by Moviebuzz - Sify.com
Debutant director fails to live up to hype
Sivakarthikeyan-Hansika's much awaited film Maan Karate finally hit the silver screens on Friday April 4. Sivakarthikeyan appears in the role of Peter from Royapuram, Chennai. He is in love with Yazhini (Hansika) and poses to be a boxer to woo her, as she happens to be a sports lover. In a bid to pr... » more
by Editorial board - Deccan Chronicle