Yennai Arindhaal (U/A)
05/Feb/2015 Action, Drama 2 Hrs 46 Min

Yennai Arindhaal

Critics Review


An inside-out View of a righteous cop

Gautham Menon goes all out with his first person narratives and voice-overs we have seen in Kaakha Kaakha and Vinnaithandi Varuvaya. The director also deserves appreciation for adopting a completely different style of making in his third cop episode. The contributions by Sridhar Raghavan and Thiagarajan Kumararaja in the writing department are evident in a number of scenes.(more)

Source: Editor, MovieCrow


On the lines of KK and VV, an action packed entert

YennaiArindhaal heavily falls into the character of Satyadev, a character etched pretty well by GVM. Makes us wonder if anyone else apart from Ajith could have done a better job out of it. For the character requires a bold and daring voice, the very voice that would send shivers down a rogue, the character deserves a look that Ajith fits in simply deservingly(more)

Source: Editorial Board,


It's Gautham's movie with Ajith adding colour admirably

If a story has to be told with an individual who enjoys a larger than life persona off-screen, isn't that a challenge? With the premise of the story being simple and intact, Yennai Arindhaal is what Sathyadev experiences as a timid boy, an uptight cop, a passionate lover, a loving father and a killer with a heart. Thanks to Gautham, Ajith is utilized far more than the usual gimmicks and compulsions of a commercial hero. Ajith is made to cry, look defeated, feel his pain, and also get hurt quite a lot of times. (more)

Source: Editorial board,


Watch Yennai Arindhaal for Ajith's majestic screen presence and the underlying emotional current.

Yennai Arindhaal is a typical Gautham Menon movie and one can call it as the director's cop trilogy. After Suriya (Khakha Khakha) and Kamal Haasan (Vettaiyaddu Vilayadu), this time Ajith wears the Khaki and it is yet another episode in a police officer's life. (more)

Source: Moviebuzz,


Ending cop trilogy on a high

Gautham manages to have pulled off Yennai Arindhaal but only just. There are places where the narrative sags and even confuses. But where he redeems himself are the sequences that lay emphasis on human emotions. (more)



Ajith And Arun Saves GVM

Yennai Arindhaal brings out Ajith's best performance till date simply because his character is woven with lot of emotions and Thala doesn't disappoint. He literally carries the entire film on his shoulders but most importantly Arun Vijay helps him to do so.(more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath, One India


Yennai Arindhaal is an interesting cop film

After the spectacular success of Kaakha Kaakha with Suriya and Kamal Haasan's Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu, director Gautham Menon teams up with Ajith for yet another cop film. Titled, Yennai Arindhaal, the film follows an almost similar template -- more like a mashup of the two films. (more)

Source: S. Saraswathi,


Ajith Kumar and Arun Vijay's performances keeps the film afloat

With 'Yennai Arindhaal', director Gautam Menon has attempted to provide a closure to his streak of cop films 'Kaakha Kaakha' and 'Vettayaadu Vilayaadu' in which he variously explores the good guy-bad guy grey areas, and the decisions that are required to be made in such dilemmas. Sathya Dev (Ajith) is in his adolescence when his dad is murdered by a gang. Feelings of revenge and vindictiveness are naturally floating about, and these feelings don�t easy go away, especially if it involves such a close family member. The bloke could hire a few hit-men to do the job, or become a hit-man himself: but in which sense? Sathya decides to go about it the lawful way and becomes a cop. (more)

Source: Anupama Subramanian, Deccan Chronicle


Ajith Kumar as the cop, the gangster, the father and the lover will win you over

'Yennai Arindhaal' is a step forward from Gautham Menon's previous decade's cop films 'Kaakha Kaakha' and 'Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu', but first things first, Arun Vijay's performance in this particular film puts his entire filmography to shame. From his hairstyle to the very last scene, he is terrific.(more)

Source: Karthik Keramalu, IBN Live