Critics Review


Playing to the gallery with admirable restraint

This youngster seems to know exactly what he is doing. He has reworked the template cop flick and made sure that the group that did not turn to the theatres to watch his debut come in huge numbers for Sethupathi. While the checklist for a cop movie is kept intact a lot of thought has been put into making it believable without losing the quintessential 'Masala' moments.These masala moments are not the hero screaming his throat out. (more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


'Vijay The Cop' Is Here To Stay!

Sethupathi is an honest attempt by the team to produce a decent cop entertainer by infusing action, romance and sentiment. But what really makes the film work is Vijay Sethupathi's ability to shine throughout. (more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath, One India


A rehashed tale with good mass moments and energetic performances

The movie holds the attention of the audiences rather too loosely. Despite its 121 minute run, the movie feels too long and leisurely paced, owing to it�s tried and tested story template. While it is mostly good to have a simple story, in a movie like Sethupathi that has had predecessors with similar tales, a bit more complexity, depth or a difference in the narrative could have killed the d�j� vu. To sum up on a positive note, Sethupathi is still an enjoyable entertainer, with power packed performance from Vijay Sethupathi.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board,


Vijay Sethupathi outshines many other Kollywood heroes as the cop

There are the regular chases (some unnecessary maybe) that happen in a cop-chasing-bad-guy story. The enmity that develops between the cop and the villain also happens for quite a cliched reason. Don't miss Sethupathi as Vijay Sethupathi outshines many other heroes in Kollywood as the cop.(more)



Source: Prashanth, Prashanth


A film for Vijay, and he has to win

Predictable, for we know that Vijay will triumph in every move he makes, and often ponderously cliched, Sethupathi is high on thrill, thanks to adept editing by Sreekar Prasad, but besides this, there is hardly any novelty to mull over after the curtains drop. (more)

Source: Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times