Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (U/A)
29/Dec/2016 Thriller, Drama 1 Hr 45 Mins

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru

Critics Review


Dhuruvangal 16 - An assured debut that leaves you in awe

The film is tightly packed and the plot unveils right from the first frame. There is not a second that is redundant. There is no build up before the interval and this film does not need one. Such assured storytelling from a 21 year old debutant is mind boggling. There is always a tendency to encourage someone who is so young but no glory would be robbed of this film even if it were to be directed by a veteran. (more)

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A well executed whodunit murder mystery

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Karthick Naren has used sound design and camera angles to narrate the story. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru has its flaws as well, a constable in Tamil Nadu having high degree English conversation with his superior officer is unbelievable.Though Rahman is fine with his expressions, he still struggles with his Tamil dialogue delivery and not quite convincing as the protagonist. Despite these minor drawbacks, Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru engages us throughout and keep throwing surprises till the end.(more)

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A Fantastic Thriller

This well-structured intruiging thriller from new comer Karthik Naren keeps you hooked from the start to end just like a detective novel.(more)

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A whodunit with many unanswered questions

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru is undoubtedly a welcome relief from the low-grade comedy, garish costumes and meaningless songs and dances that Tamil cinema is largely known for. Naren -- who has also written the story -- must be commended for his highly focussed way of narration. No distractions here.(more)

Source: Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times


An engaging thriller with an impressive storyline! Karthick is a director to look out for!

DHURUVANGAL PATHINAARU CAST & CREW 1 of 2 Production: Knight Nostalgia Filmotainment Cast: Prakash Raghavan, Praveen Kumar, Rahman, Sharath Kumar Direction: Karthick Naren Screenplay: Karthick Naren Story: Karthick Naren Music: Jakes Bejoy Background score: Jakes Bejoy Cinematography: Sujith Sarang Editing: Sreejith Sarang The film starts with an averagely made crime scene. Your first sight on the creation might tell you that it is going to be a mediocre film, but the moment you see the title card, which has been created so ingeniously, rolling, you will get a feel - "okay! It looks like there is something in this film. Let�s see". If you are a crime film lover, from the title card, you will be completely hooked on to the film till the near end of it. Here, the script is the main hero. Not always you expect a debutant, someone who is merely in his early 20�s, to come up with such a complicated yet thoroughly engaging story. His narrative pattern also needs to be lauded as he induces layers of suspenseful moments, which keeps you guessing until the very end. It is for sure an impressive way of story telling. You could see that editor Sreejith Sarang and director Karthick Naren have worked on the same page. It is not an easy deal to give a spoiler-free review for this one as it is completely knitted with twists and turns. Revealing even one scene from it could seriously affect the movie watching experience. D-16 travels through the interpretation of actor Rahman. His last dialogue from the film happens to be, �Since I am narrating this story, I am seen as the hero of the story. Probably if it were from someone else�s angle, I would have been the villain.� The characterization of every lead is such that, they could be seen as both protagonist and antagonist. D-16 is a very matured take on life, something you don�t expect from a 22-year-old. The audience is forced to keep guessing throughout, and when people walks out of the screen, they will debate on how things happen. The director wins that part. But one feels he must have addressed certain twists that were left abrupt, possibly assuming that those scenes look self-explanatory(more)

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The strength of Dhurvangal Pathinaaru lies in the filmmaking

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru has the spirit and daring of an indie film but the slickness in its filmmaking will give big-budgeted and star-driven films a run for their money. Its director, Karthick Naren, is a first-time filmmaker � a 21-year-old at that � but he displays such command over his craft that the film grabs us in the very first scene and keeps us engaged until the end(more)

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