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Just about sharp enough

The backstories of the suspects are crisply narrated and they look part of the narrative without sticking out. As the intention seems to have been to make a light-hearted thriller there is not really much tension. The leads do not behave like teenagers who are caught up in a mess involving a murder...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


With a better climax and more focus on the main plot, this pencil could have been sharpened more.

The film has few genuine moments that evoke laughter, school memories and serious thoughts on the education process. There are however major portions of the film where one might feel that the director has not stayed true to the premise of the story. The plot fails to build substantial suspense and f...(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com


This Thriller Has Its Moments!

Pencil could've been a better thriller had the director incorporated few more thrills and spills. Having said that, the movie has its moments, which makes it a decent thriller. (more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath , One India


A vaguely watchable whodunit

The film ends with a long tirade against private schools that charge huge sums of money � you feel like bringing down a copy of War and Peace on the speechmaker�s head. And the attempts at humour clash terribly with the whodunit tone. But the genre elements � red herrings, chases, lots of cross-cutt...(more)

Source: BARADWAJ RANGAN, The Hindu

User Reviews


Abiram Yokesh

A thriller movie with no thrills and was very tough to watch till the interval itself ...both half's were equally worse ... Music acting and bgm of GV were soo worse ... Only saving was the villain character done by a student (more)


Mohamed Sajith

Nice entertaining one and seance sequence and very good thriller movie (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Jukebox” Listen
2 “Yaarai Polum Illa Neeyum” Thamarai GV Praksah Listen
3 “Why Machi Why” Arunraja Kamaraj Tipu & Shrihari Listen
4 “LED Kannala” Arunraja Kamaraj Hariharasudhan & Malavika Sundar Listen
5 “Yaarai Polum Illa Neeyum - Reprise EDM MIx”
6 “Kangalilae” Thamarai Shreya Ghoshal & Javed Ali Listen
7 “Yaarai Polum Illa Neeyum Karaoke”
8 “LED Kannala Karaoke”
9 “Kangalilae Karaoke”