Story about a how high school kid enter into gang as drug dealer slowly rising into gang leader and entering into political world.
Love layered with violence.
Selvaraghavan, who knows how to throw a flashlight on the darker side of human nature, does it here too. Puthupettai, in terms of cinematic novelty, falls on predictable lines. But individual performances, lead by the highly talented Dhanush and Sneha, along with the technical whiz of Yuvan Shankar ... » more
by Editorial Board - IndiaGlitz.com
Selva-Dhanush-Yuvan combo rocks!
Pudupettai is a film that should make people sit up and take notice of Selva and his craft more seriously. Dhanush, practically in every frame of the movie, has done an excellent job in the author-backed role. Another top class performance is from Sneha who adds serenity to the proceedings with a di... » more
by Editorial Board - Behindwoods.com
Notable individual performances.
Selvaraghavan has done a good job in Pudhupettai also. The story of the movie is predictable, yet the individual performances are notable and praiseworthy. Talented artists Dhanush and Sneha, along with the talented crew, including Yuvan Shankar Raja and cameraman Aravind Krishna have all delivered ... » more
by Editorial Board - galatta.com
A haunting dirge of savagery.
Yuvan Shankar Raja scales great heights with his mesmerizing background score in "Pudhupettai". Cinematographer Arvind Krishna presents a visual treat with his tones, choice of colors. After all the hype and hoopla, Selvaraghavan dishes out a protracted bloodbath. » more
by Malathi Rangarajan - The Hindu