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Uttama Villain
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Kamal's self indulgence

Ramesh Aravind as the director should have stepped up to his plate during the making of the movie by saying "cut" after the scene is long over. Secondly, he could have worked with the editor to trim down the scenes at least at the editing table. Probably, he couldn't do it due to the reverence he ha...(more)

Source: Moviecrow, MovieCrow


Uttama Villain - Immortal

The two hours, thirty two minutes runtime is barely noticeable as life unfolds on screen and some films you applaud, some you whistle and hoot, but �Uttama Villain�s appreciation is shown by the tears in the audience eyes as they leave the theatre. The pace does lag at times and there are other fa...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com


Screaming of mastery in every department, Uttama Villain is True cinema

Dialogues written by Kamal himself are sharp, witty, intelligent, and mischievous. His play of words in the scene where Nasser falls sick tells us his prowess with the language. A film that is high on emotional content is rare to find these days for the simple reason that it has not many takers. Bu...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com


A courageous film that breaks away from being predictable, is gripping and emotional with few funny moments thrown in.

The sheer thrill of watching a film and not knowing what will happen next is one of the great pleasures offered by director Ramesh Aravind. Uttama Villain is a good example of an entertaining commercial film that didn't need to be lazy or senseless. (more)

Source: Movie buzz, Sify.com


The story of a star and his legacy

The narrative technique is inventive. The simultaneous unfolding of these two stories; with the story of Uthaman, set many centuries ago, unfolding almost as a fantasy of Manoranjan, offers a very interesting perspective of 'reality' of fiction in cinema, and how cinema is merely an illusion of real...(more)

Source: Udhav Naig, The Hindu


Kamal Haasan Is The Uttaman But Screenplay And Editing Are The Villains

Uttama Villain is a fitting tribute to the late K Balachander and is a film all Kamal Haasan fans can be proud of. On the flip side, it lacks the zest to keep everybody hooked throughout. (more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath, One India


Kamal's screen presence pulls off otherwise bit dragging film

It is undoubtedly a Kamal show all the way! The actor sparkles in both the roles � an ego bloated Manoranjan and a simple Uttaman. Streaks of Kamal's acting are seen in the entire supporting cast like Pooja Kumar, Andrea, MS Bhaskar etc. The emotional bonding between Kamal his wife Urvashi, son and...(more)

Source: Anupama Subramaniam, Deccan Chronicle

User Reviews All User Reviews(10)


Gowtham Viswanath

Uttama villain with its powerful Screenwriting with good Direction had put a very firm base for a groovy cast to construct an emotional monument. WOW!!! With defects here and there a little though couldn't do damage to this monument of Kamal Hassan. 4 stars - The top-notch Performance of Kamal, B... (more)


Arun Gowtham

An emotional drama, that take its own time to get into you! Tad slow screenplay may bore some people, but the Uthaman Kamal's intention to give a good cinema & the writing pulled off ! Ghibran scores well. Looks like this time Kamal has predicted something much earlier and that's the reason why UV b... (more)


Arun Sundar

Uthama Villain Average film.Period film part was not good.Comedy not good at all.Jamal shines as both Uthaman and Manoranjan.Parvati did well.Andrea and Pooja were average.MS Bhaskar as Chokalingam was excellent.Songs were not good except Single Kisske. The film is leisurely paced great concept amat... (more)


Arun Arunhill

excellent movie. mc is a biased crap website. if they get more moeny they will give more rating. suththi got high rating..even crap sh1t kanchana haas 57...ok was not OK it was horrible...but it got 70...anegan got 70+...butt this master piece has recd only 67....by doing this u r proving that you a... (more)


Guru Murthi

very bore waste of time and Money problem was kamal bcos of over acting (more)


Sraavan Naryanan

Who said this movie is average? It has done well. And has crossed records in over seas. Its an amazing movie. Very nice script . Only problem was the length. As a lot of time they gave for the 18th century portion which was boring at times. But as a true kamal fan , I loved it. Change the status mov... (more)

BO Report World Wide

Country 2nd Weekend 3rd Weekend Life Time Collection Opening Weekend
USA ($) 175012.00 --- --- 468382.00
Australia (A$) 43150.00 5222.00 --- 140208.00
UK (€ ) 30655.00 5245.00 104669.00 68277.00

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Play All” Kamal Haasan, Ghibran Listen
2 “Love'aa Love'aa” Viveka Kamal Haasan, Sharanya Gopinath, Anitha Nivas
3 “Kaadhalaam Kadavul Mun” Kamal Haasan Padmalatha
4 “Uttaman Introduction (Vilupattu)” Subbu Arumugam Subbu Arumugam, Kamal Haasan
5 “Saagaavaram” Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan
6 “Iraniyan Nadagam” Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan, Rukmini Ashok Kumar
7 “Mutharasan Kadhai” Kamal Haasan Yazin Nizar, Ranjith Iyappan, Padma Latha
8 “Uttaman Kadhai” Kamal Haasan MS Bhaskar, Yazin Nazar, Ranjith Iyappan