Critics Review


Vijay Sethupathi's Mass Masala

Rekka is clearly a detour from Vijay Sethupathi's usual style of movies. Hopefully, this doesn�t become his mainstay in future. The movie has its undeniable appeal to a group of mass masala loving fan-base. Despite the negatives, Rekka has all the ingredients necessary for making it Vijay Sethupathi's 5th commercial hit of the year. (more)

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Rekka follows the usual template, providing nothing new

The film is filled with goons going around in Tata Sumos ,'Panchu Mathiri' punches from Vijay Sethupathi, and templated romance sequences which seemed to let down audience expectations for something new.(more)

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'Rekka' is worth a watch if you go without expecting the high standards Vijay Sethupathi has set in his previous body of work.

Vijay Sethupathi in his usual style does what is required and manages to keep the film watchable. Director Rathina Siva does have a strong core storyline but his seen- a- thousand- times screenplay and mediocre execution leaves a lot to be desired.(more)

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Vijay Sethupathi takes wings in a razor-thin plot

Boringly predictable, the narrative stutters and stammers through a medley of songs (some imagined!) and fights -- with very little space for character development or emotional enrichment. Stretched thin, the plot relies heavily on its lead guy, Sethupathi. He has indeed a fascinating presence and a lovely way of saying his lines, punctuated with a smile here or a smile there. Great, but all this may lose its sheen if Sethupathi decides to become yet another star, throwing away the immense potential he has to disappear into a character.(more)

Source: Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times


A massy entertainer, without a massy hero

The script shifts gear from an action entertainer to a tale about overcoming guilt for a childhood sin. The location too changes from the warzone that is Madurai to a mall in quieter Coimbatore. And therein lies the problem. Thereon, the film is neither here nor there. Vijay Sethupathi set off to have a jigarthanda, and changed his order to a litchi smoothie instead.(more)

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