Critics Review


Lacks the Fizz

Pugazh plays out flatly for the most part. For a film that is supposed to be packed with a certain tension it lacks the fizz(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Run-of-the-mill Political Drama

Pugazh may not be a fascinating political drama, but it has enough in it to make you sit through for 2 hours and 6 minutes. (more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath , One India


Jai fights land sharks in a flawed screenplay

Obviously, the film begins to look and sound disjointed with several scenes not fitting into the puzzle. To top it all, Pugazh�s superman avatar at the end -- when he vanquishes at least 25 sickle-waving men all by himself on the playground -- is as good as ill-conceived fantasy.(more)

Source: Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times


An Engaging Tale of Public Activism, 'Pugazh' is a pretty decent action entertainer.

�Pugazh� has nothing new to offer as an action entertainer. Minus these aspects, �Pugazh� could have ended up as yet another tale of a larger than life hero turned common man taking on a mighty politician and the corporate-political nexus. Under this tag, �Pugazh� manages to keep us engaged and entertained to a large extent though there is nothing drastically different and there is no twist or turn. Having very less number of s (more)

Source: IndiaGlitz ,


A political drama that could have been handled better

A premise on political drama could have easily hit the right chord if it had been handled with a lot more care. Pugazh falters on this note and ends up being a mediocre product.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board,


Jai, Surabhi's film is out-and-out arid

There are a very few elements in the film which might grab your attention, like the romance between Jai and Bhuvana (though Surabhi is cast terribly in the girl-next-door role. She looks like an uber-glamorous model, for god's sake!), those details about how even the chairman of an area finds it hard to buy a bike for his son, the importance of a playground for any community, but these get buried deep in Manimaran's bland screenplay. The last twenty minutes of the film test your patience. HR managers can play the last portion of the film instead of a stress interview. Hire anyone who survives the excruciating pain without showing any sign of disgust. (more)

Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman , India Today