Critics Review


Bloodbath that only leaves you numb!

You expect Devarattam to be predictable and replete with cliches. But what hurts it is the absence of an emotional connect. The message of Devarattam is that women are precious and men should protect them. Wondering who will protect us from the regressive ideas that these films propagate. (more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


In the name of formula, Muthaiya keeps giving us clich�s in Devarattam.

Sadly, both these gambles don't pay off because the writing is predictable and pedestrian. One needless fight, one needless romantic song, one needless comedy, one needless pathos song, one mandatory fight - that's how one has to describe the second half of this unimaginative film. In the name of formula, Muthaiya keeps giving us cliches making a film that is just over two hours seem incredibly long and boring.(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


Gautham Karthik is miscast in predictable rural entertainer

Director Muthaiah's films follow the same template. So much so, that you can guess the story even before you have seen the film. Devarattam is the same: a cliched rural entertainer. Skip Devarattam at ease.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


Template rural revenge story!

Devarattam is an average rural action entertainer with routine elements which may work for audiences in Madurai, Tirunelveli and surrounding areas. (more)

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Source: PRasanth, Prashanth


Gautham Karthik's film is just another rural revenge drama set in Madurai

The film has a pacy first half, but the tempo drops in the second half as the story progresses towards a predictable climax. In the end, Devarattam seems like just another film which shows Madurai as a traditional land that is also a blood-soaked, lawless place where cops and gangsters are hand in glove. And much like its backrop, such a film will only appeal to those who like watching films set in Madurai.(more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai,


a violent film where the violence serves no purpose

Devarattam is yet another Tamil film that uses rape/sexual assault as a ploy to take the story forward. The film comes at a time when the disturbing Pollachi incident is still fresh in our minds. Brutality can be shown in two ways -- by mere representation and glorifying it. The scenes involving a rape survivor are problematic and makes you wonder if filmmakers are running out of ideas. Of course, sensitivity is the least you'd expect in a potboiler, right? In fact, Devarattam is a violent film - it has graphic images. But the manner in which the violence is used comes across as superficial.(more)

Source: Srivatsan , The Hindu


This Muthiah-Gautham Karthik Collaboration Is A Total Underwhelmer

This kind of action-drama cannot. You wish they had worked on the emotions, instead. And the casting. And the cinematography. And the sound design. And the editing. And the production design. And the stunts. And the songs. And the choreography. And the�(more)



Mindless violence and bloodshed fill this below-average rural drama

With rural pockets of Tamil Nadu witnessing a spate in caste-related violence in recent times, it's necessary that filmmakers exercise enough caution while dealing with stories that are caste-driven. Overall, a major problem is that Devarattam has too much violence for its own good.(more)

Source: subhakeerthana, Indian Express