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Keeps us guessing till the end

Andrew Louis tries to walk in between a no-nonsense thriller and a film that needs to cater to the emotional sensibilities and he is fairly successful. (more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Andrew Louis manages to come up with a solid thriller taking the core idea of the Japanese novel The Devotion Of Suspect X.

The initial portions set up the mystery quite nicely and makes us unsure of the motivations of the main characters. We are mostly in Karthikeyan's shoes and remain puzzled by their actions. And Simon King employs his theme to great effect to maintain the eerieness. In the second half, Louis gives us...(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


An engaging crime thriller

olaigaran stands out in all technical departments. Simon King's background score is pulsating, especially the haunting theme music works well for the mood of the film and Mukesh's crystal clear visuals uplifts the overall look and feel. The editing is also razor sharp as the film is just 110 minutes...(more)

Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com


The suspense and twists of Kolaigaran make it a good watch!

There are momentary highs at places, their consistency and sustainability is a question left unanswered. Nevertheless, the way in which Karthikeyan solves the crime and finds the killer is engaging and enjoyable at the same time. Comparing this film with a murder, it has enough stuff to strangle a v...(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com


This Vijay Antony starrer is a well executed investigative thriller

Arjun as the investigating officer is a great addition to the cast and he really shoulders the film with a towering performance. One of the primary reasons why Kolaigaran works majorly is because it gives audiences the chance to step into the shoes of its lead characters. It presents multiple scenar...(more)

Source: Karthik Kumar, Hindustan Times


A well-made investigative thriller with solid twists and turns

Kolaigaran is ideal binge material-there is a twist at every turn, but they are all within the realm of the characters' universe. This works largely to the advantage of the film. (more)

Source: Subhakeerthana, Indian Express


Arjun Sarja delivers a sublime performance in this gripping whodunit

The success of the film lies in its tight screenplay. With his narration, Andrew is able to create the premise and maintain the mystery. In addition to that, the cat and mouse game between the cop and the murderer, is always one step ahead, is crackling. (more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai, Firstpost.com


You Won't Be Able to Guess the Culprit

Despite all this, Kolaigaran is a taut, thrilling and mysterious that has been inspired by the widely acclaimed Japanese novel, The Devotion of Suspect X. And the film begins with a tense black-and-white scene of a beautiful girl having her throat slit. It is only the very end that we get to find ou...(more)

Source: Gautham Bhaskaran, News18

User Reviews


Arun Sundar

Overall a good timepass watch spoiled a bit by amateurish screenplay and a loud BGM. (more)


Visvas RK

This vijay Antony's KOLAIGARAN is a predictable and cinematic weak twists and some of the scenes are inspired or copied from recent highly anticipated crime thrillers. Song placements and BGM is an another derail to the movie Finally,its an below average crime thriller (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Kollathey Kollathey” Dhamayanthi Yazin nizar Listen
2 “Idhamaai Idhamaai” Dhamayanthi Karthik and Keerthana Vaidyanathan Listen
3 “Andavane Thunai” Arun Bharathi Sivam Listen
4 “Theme of Kolaigaran” Shilvi Sharon Listen
5 “Idhamaai Unplugged” Thenmozhi Kapil and Janani SV
6 “Jukebox” Listen