Nenjam Marappathillai (U/A)
05/Mar/2021 Romance, Horror 2 Hrs 22 Mins

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A Quirky Ride That Is Reasonable Fun While It Lasts!

Selva keeps it both simple and experimental in Nenjam Marapadhillai. He doesnt deviate from the age old God vs Satan template but plays around with his characters by giving them these eccentric streaks. And who better than S.J. Suryah to sell the eccentricity on screen. For a while you wonder if the...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


The extremely original Nenjam Marappathillai turns out to be an unforgettable film with Selva proving he's on a different league altogether.

As a horror film, certain elements would be expected for commercial value, such as jump scares and an eerie, loud background score. Selva breaks all those completely and delivers a horror film that banks solely on the characters' emotions and the script. Other films have separate comedy tracks invol...(more)

Source: Editorial Board,


Nenjam Marappathillai is a minor return to form for Selvaraghavan

Yuvan Shankar Raja's trippy music recalls the synth-pop feel of the music of the 80s. We even get a climactic showdown that seems to be an attempt to recreate the balletic stunts of the martial arts movies(more)

Source: M Suganth, Times Of India


Beautifully disjointed

Selvaraghavan's long-delayed 'Nenjam Marappathillai' rewrites the conventions of horror, putting an interesting spin on the genre, to illustrate a larger theme of God versus Satan by (intentionally) having a virgin lady as the protagonist(more)

Source: Srivatsan, The Hindu


Selvaraghavan delivers an entertaining, trippy ride

Nenjam Marappathillai is what a director might find when he goes to the shooting with a vow to not follow the script. Instead, he rolls up his sleeves, and goes to work with his crew, determined to create something more wonderful, and tangible than what his mind imagined in the writer�s room. While ...(more)

Source: Manoj Kumar K, Indian Express


A fairly engaging thriller!

The story might sound as old as the hill but Selvaraghavan's stylish execution is the biggest highlight. The entire setup is the home ground for Selva and he hits the ball out of the park. SJ Suryah completely steals the show as the lecherous businessman with a deadly performance. His histrionics re...(more)

Source: Moviebuzz,


Selvaraghavan's sexual harassment film addresses everything else but

Nenjam Marappadhillai is a shallow, convenient sort of film, that can only excite those who are already entranced by the Selvaraghavan universe. For the rest of us, it is an exhausting mess. (more)

Source: Ranjani Krishnakumar,

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Selvaraghavan sir we are expecting more from you. This movie made for SJ Suryah only. His acting is so good but the film don't hold upto climax . It tests your patience. (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Good Bad and Ugly” Selvaraghavan Aishwarya Kumar Listen
2 “Kannungala Chellangala” Selvaraghavan Yuvan Shankar Raja Listen
3 “Maalai Varum Vennila” Selvaraghavan Dhanush, Yuvan Shakar Raja Listen
4 “En Pondaati Ooruku Poita” Selvaraghavan Yuvan Shankar Raja, S.J. Suryah Listen