A poor man wants his daughter to be happy, no matter what comes through.
An Honest Effort
Ram has a simple story to tell and he has gone about it without resorting to any compromises whatsoever. But there is no denying the fact that the film does seem melodramatic in more than one occasion.
by Bharath Vijayakumar - MovieCrow on 30/Aug/2013
A must watch movie with your daughter.
Thanga Meengal is another movie that talks about father-daughter sentiment. Not a new concept, but it has uniqueness in the way of presentation. » more
by Sandesh - One India
A big round of applause to Director Ram for his vision and unflinching passion on his subject
Thanga Meengal brims with heart felt heavy emotions, has lifelike performances and is a brilliantly made film. » more
by Editorial Board - Behindwoods.com
A disappointment of sorts
The director loses focus often, the messages convoluted. Was the movie about the faulty educational system? Or was it about the elite English medium schools versus the Tamil government-run schools issue? Was it about the needs of a special child or about Kalyani, a misfit in society? Or was it just ... » more
by Malini Mannath - Indian Express
Artsy, gutsy with minor flaws
Ram's "Thanga Meenal" is not your ordinary Tamil film that comes week after week. It's a rare children's film that rises to live up to its purpose while stumbling along the way. » more
by IANS - Sify.com
A cocktail of sentiments
Ram deserves a special mention for his direction cum acting, with only two movies he has proved his mettle and Kollywood needs more directors like him no doubt. The cameo by Padmapriya as a teacher might look uncalled for, however that's screenplay of twists! » more
by Review board - IndiaGlitz.com