Critics Review


Maari Review - Mediocre Mass Masala

Maari is a 138 minute extended version of it's trailer that focused entirely on the machismo of the hero. Excuse a couple of crowd pleasing moments and what remains is a watchable fare strictly for the fans. (more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


With A Weak Script, Maari Is Strictly For Dhanush Fans

Screenplay by Balaji Mohan will hardly make you glance at your watch. Second half though could've been a touch pacier. But the true problem lies in his weak writing. Maari is definitely the weakest subject in Dhanush's career in the recent past.(more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath, One India


Enjoy the unlimited mass elements offered by Dhanush and Anirudh

Balaji Mohan, the director, compared to his previous two movies, comes out of his comfort zone and attempts something on the other side of the spectrum. The best thing is, he is unpretentious about making a mass masala movie. On the whole, Maari is a very honest masala flick made to satisfy the mass audience.(more)

Source: Editorial Board,


A potpourri of Average mass, masala and commercial

Maari is a regular masala movie, the ones which hardcore Dhanush fans would love to watch. What's more pricking is that, Dhanush after establishing name across Pan India as a man who could pull of a blinder with Raanjhaana, 3, Shamitabh is back in a role which has little scope for experimentation, something which he always embraced with. For a man of his caliber, the expectation from an ordinary fan is always sky high and Maari falls short of that.(more)

Source: Editorial Board,


Full meals for Dhanush fans

Balaji Mohan�s who delivered really some breezy films like Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Yeppadi and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum and now with 'Maari', it's quite a shock. It looks like the duo had purposefully involved in the mission of creating a script that would let the Dhanush fans hail, dance and acclaim the star in theatres. (more)

Source: Top 10, Top10Cinema


Maari is sure to appeal to die-hard Dhanush fans.

exaggerated and formulaic, old-fashioned entertainer plays to the galleries, and relies squarely on the charm of its leading man to pull off its over-the-top tone. The film is a showcase not so much for Dhanush�s acting, but for his scorching screen-presence and his infectious enthusiasm for dialogue delivery. (more)

Source: Moviebuzz,


Some nice bits can't save a grindingly ordinary movie

Maari shows hints of being a different kind of mass-masala movie, and it's frustrating when we keep getting long, dull stretches of sameness.(more)

Source: BARADWAJ RANGAN, The Hindu


A Dhanush show in a film that celebrates the anti-social

hero the masses appear to adore, and the film cherishes and celebrates the anti-social in society a disturbing trend though in Tamil cinema.(more)

Source: Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times


Dhanush is the ONLY saving grace of this mediocre entertainer

Maari lets down the audience immensely in the story department, as weak script ruins all the good work done by Dhanush and Robo Shankar. The thread bare plot is stretched beyond repair and the first half just meanders aimlessly as director just floats series of comic scenes one after the other, without realising that it might kill the momentum of the movie. (more)

Source: Subramanian Harikumar, Bollywood Life