Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (U/A)
27/Sep/2018 Action, Drama 2hrs 23mins

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Critics Review All critic Reviews(16)


A suspense drama that scores high on style!

The film gets on top gear right away and this pacing more or less remains constant through the entire length. The film has an uber cool look to it but what really stands out is the absence of any gimmicks. The stunts are neat and simple. ARR tunes are not used as standalone songs. You get the crowd-...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


CCV is a worthy family gangster drama in true Mani Ratnam style with massy fan moments. Go for it!

Every star has his mass moments that will be celebrated by the fans! In a nutshell, don't miss the skies turning completely red as Mani Ratnam deals with an intense family rivalry drama.(more)

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Go for this brilliantly acted and crafted gangster saga that will mesmerize you

Mani Ratnam after a long time has gone back to his favorite genre, the crime drama that has shades of both 'The Brothers Karamazov' by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Maria Puzo's 'The Godfather'. The characterizations are brilliant, the staging authentic and the telling gripping and this time the longest ...(more)

Source: Editorial Board,


Mani Ratnam gives us a delicious twist on The Godfather with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.

The film really takes off in the second half when the battle for Senapathy's throne becomes the dominant plot point as the brothers try to outwit one another. And Mani Ratnam goes all out commercial, giving each of his stars their mass moment(s). The actors are all equally good and have a gala time.(more)

Source: M Suganth, Times Of India


All about family feud, greed, thirst for power and revenge!

Despite being a multi-starrer, the runtime is just perfect, special mention to the end credits which is in the form of the investigation report. Overall, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is easily Mani Ratnam's best work in recent time. He has crafted a powerful film that you won't be able to shake off immed...(more)

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Guns, greed and glory

While the number of characters and pacing does pose a problem in CCV, the performances make up for it. While the three brothers breathe life into their respective characters, the film belongs to the understated Vijay Sethupathi, who plays Arvind Swami's childhood friend. He plays to the gallery at t...(more)



Mani Ratnam's direction triumphs in a story-driven crime thriller

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is not your regular Mani Ratnam film that you may have seen in the last 10 years. His focus is totally fixed on the four principal male lead actors. It is totally an alpha male film with women relegated to the background, providing some emotional solace being their sole job a...(more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai,

User Reviews All User Reviews(12)



Good entertainer..Good script..Good twist..Good songs ..Good photography..stylish direction (more)


Badri Shah

Not a bad movie but a good entertainer , mani sir v expect more from you this is not upto ur mind . This is a par low commercial movie well made in the audience aspect otherwise this is a total crap movie. VJ, Simbhu & BGM are the highlights of the movie. (more)


Jaswanth Jayapaul

A good mani Rathnam & ar combo movie, worth watching (more)


Arima Arul Prakash

CCV Very super product delivery Mani ARR Simbu & co stars xcellent perform script bgm rocking finalise very well ccv (more)


Arun Gowtham

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam - I don't remember a film in past 10 years in Tamil Cinema that comes up with such a huge cast and what's more striking good about it is that every cast/character has an equal space on the screen. Unusually for a Maniratnam film the film starts right from the word go with a t... (more)


Mohamed Ziaudeen

Excellent Screenplay by Mani ratnam. Each and every character is simply outstanding. Climax twist is simply superb. Overall movie is excellent (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Bhoomi Bhoomi” Vairamuthu Shakthisree Gopalan Listen
2 “Mazhai Kuruvi” Vairamuthu A.R. RAHMAN Listen
3 “Sevandhu Pochu Nenju” Vairamuthu Sunitha Sarathy, Arjun Chandy, Sathya Prakash Listen
4 “Kalla Kalavaani” Vairamuthu Shakthisree Gopalan, Lady Kash Listen
5 “ Hayati” Shiv Mayssa Karaa, Shiv Listen