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An Arrival of a Filmmaker & an Actress

n many ways, Rathnakumar's Aadai is more of a sister-piece to Aruvi. In the sense, how both films portray their leads and their sense of liberation.. In the sense, how both films present satirical knocks and at times, a serious punch on the facets of society.. In the sense, how they deal with the wh...(more)

Source: Suhansid Srikanth, MovieCrow


Aadai is an intense, irreverent and bold film about survival. A must watch

Aadai is replete with delicious moments of irony (one of the attention-seekers wears a T-Shirt with Frida Kahlo's face printed on it), and of course, the anti-establishment jokes. Despite a slightly incoherent third act, 'Aadai' is a kind of film that breaks every preconceived notion one might carry...(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com


Aadai is a compelling watch which breaks a few stereotypes and offers an engaging experience.

Several contemporary issues have been touched upon without affecting the engaging screenplay, until a flashback is revealed. The backstory for the main conflict has an overdose of message and one wonders why films should often talk about social issues. It not only makes the premise preachy, but als...(more)

Source: Thinkal Menon, Times Of India


Go for it for the extremely laudable effort from Amala Paul and the novel attempt on the whole

Rathnakumar certainly deserves praise for attempting something new in Tamil cinema but at the same time the core issue is something that needs to reach a wider audience and he has succeeded in pulling them in. But alas by his complicated telling he has consciously settled for it to be bottlenecked ...(more)

Source: IndiaGlitz , IndiaGlitz.com


Amala Paul elevates a weakly-scripted film

Amala Paul usurps everyone and everything, which is great, but is also eerily similar to the manner how heroes overshadow everything in their film. This is not a criticism. It is a worry. Perhaps, what we need is a plot-centric film.(more)

Source: Pradeep Kumar, The Hindu


One of the bravest attempts in Tamil cinema

Aadai is definitely one of the bravest attempts in Tamil cinema. It talks about how women should rightfully use hard-earned freedom. Watch it for the noble theme and fearless attempt of the young team.(more)

Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com


A Wickedly Ambitious, Though Slightly Problematic, Survival Drama Held Together By Some Crackling Comedy And An In-Form Amala Paul

Aadai is unlike any film I've seen this year. And for all the films that's been coming our way, being self-labelled as feminist tales, kudos to Amala Paul for picking the 'ballsiest'.(more)

Source: VISHAL MENON, Filmcompanion.in


A rebel without a cause

The biggest problem of Aadai is that the film's end makes its centrepiece feel like a gimmick. Amala Paul, in an interview, likened the director Rathna Kumar to Kaamini, saying that Kamini is Rathna himself. Remember what I said about making a point? Aadai feels like an accomplished dare; as if some...(more)

Source: Ashameera Aiyappan , CinemaExpress.com

User Reviews


Arun Sundar

Aadai feels so artificial. Amala Paul decent acting. But screenplay is so disappointing. I do not know what is the point of the whole film. (more)


Suganth Navis

Bold and Brilliant. Fun filled first half and a thrilling second half makes this movie a good watch. Great execution from the director and applause for amala Paul's bold acting. Bgms are awesome. (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Nee Vaanavilla” Bharath Sankar. Shakthishree Gopalan. Listen
2 “Onnumilla” Bharath Sankar Bharath Sankar Listen
3 “Aadai Theme” M Senthil Kumar Listen