Critics Review


A Must Watch

24 is a great mix of science fiction, fantasy, action, romance and family drama. This heady concoction could have been a dreadful mess, were it not for writer-director Vikram Kumar. Vikram Kumar had worked on this script for almost a decade and the final output clearly shows the level of care he has taken in immaculately sculpting it. Vikram Kumar's clever writing never deviates from the main thread even in comedy scenes and songs. A script like this is a tight rope walk. The inventiveness of time-travel could wear out after an hour or so in to the movie. The director succeeds by keeping the audience hooked from start to finish(more)

Source: Editorial Board, MovieCrow


A Beautiful and Brilliant show of Time

'24' is a beautiful product of team work. Cinematographer Tirru's visuals, Rahman's apt music, art direction and VFX - all these intangible crew members have contributed equally to uplift the film. The Research lab set that includes a lot of precautionary facilities created by the scientist with some beautiful designs in it including a multi-purpose cradle for the kid. Speak volumes about the brilliant efforts of Art Director duo Amit and Subrato Rao. (more)

Source: Editorial Board,


24 with all its qualities is a step in the right direction for Tamil cinema

24 is all about Suriya. Every emotion is portrayed in his point of view; from love to comedy to pain to revenge, it all comes under his coverage as he plays three important roles in the film. As a viewer you feel happy as he patiently communicates them to the audience with utmost sincerity. Special mention to his 'Athreya' avatar. It is an experience and it is best understood by experiencing it.(more)

Source: Editorial Board,


A well-executed intelligent movie

�24� is undoubtedly the show reel of Suriya, the film belongs to him. Be it the innocent Sethuraman, monstrous Athreya or charmer Mani, Suriya has given his heart and soul for all the three characters. The versatility in Suriya's body language and mannerisms are huge plus for the film. Among the three characters, Athreya is a complete show stealer while Mani scores in the later part of the second half, where he equally uses brain and brawn. Overall, �24� is a good attempt from Vikram Kumar and it is a must watch. (more)

Source: Moviebuzz,


Suriya pulls it off admirably.

It is not often that we see a big star choosing to take a risk with a script that is not simplistic or formulaic, especially when his last few films have underperformed at the box office, but here Suriya pulls it off admirably.(more)

Source: M Suganth, Times Of India


one of the most intelligent, joyous mainstream films in a long... time.

After a series of indifferent films (and performances), Suriya gets his mojo back in Vikram Kumar's expensive, out-of-the-box, time-travel thriller 24. Vikram Kumar believes that the star comes after the script. I can't remember the last time a star vehicle was so meticulously, so inventively written the scenes move like moves on a chessboard. We are constantly caught off-guard. (more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan, The Hindu


24 might just be one of the best sci-fi thrillers ever made in our country.

Writing and screenplay by Vikram Kumar is formidable. 24, barring a few romantic scenes and an unnecessary song, is a roller-coaster ride. Though the second half is a tad slow, the film manages to keep you hooked throughout.(more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath, One India


Bollywood, you just got a terrific film to remake!

This is easily one of the best thrillers made in Kollywood, and perhaps even in India as well. It is also the BEST time travel flick made in our country. A big salute to Vikram K Kumar for his taut direction and his defiance in not making his hero a superhero!(more)

Source: Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life


'24' is a visually stunning film with a novel concept.

This movie is a must-watch for Suriya's stellar performance and director Vikram Kumar's time travel script. 24 is a visually stunning film with a novel concept.(more)

Source: Latha Srinivasan, DNA


The Timely Travel

What's commendable is a novel idea that engages the viewer even after pushing through three songs before the film has hit mid point. Underneath the dark and elusive cloak of a science fiction narrative, director Vikram Kumar has amassed all things that enamour the Tamil audience, from romance to despicable villainy, the time cherished twin brother strife to a comely son who rediscovers lost legacy.(more)

Source: Arathi Kannan, manoramaonline


24 is a cleverly crafted entertainer that is worth your time and money

The screenplay is loaded with unpredictable twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The pace never slackens except for the ridiculous romantic angle between Mani and Sathya (Samantha).(more)

Source: S Saraswathi,


Source: Prashanth, Prashanth