n interesting idea diluted by silly jokes!
Gurkha begins on an insipid note and the initial parts are anything but funny. Not sure how many find someone reading a book upside down or saying Gandhi is the father of VTV Ganeshan remotely funny. But these are exactly the kind of scenes that occupy the screen in the initial portions of Gurkha. And you have Ravi Maria hamming it up in these portions. You understand that he has a peculiar way of making you laugh and to be honest he is a distinct personality on screen. But directors either need to rein in his performance or judiciously use him on screen. (more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
The one where comedy dies twice
Gurkha takes place inside a mall, where a group of people, along with Margot, is held hostage by self-proclaimed terrorists. How appropriate, I wondered, for the actual hostages are the ones sitting inside the theatre.(more)
Source: Srivatsan , The Hindu
The film belongs to the leave-your-brain-at-home category, and may appeal to those who don't mind logical issues and predictability.
A hardly engaging first half followed by some hilarious scenes in the latter half is likely to work for the target audience. What doesn't work in favor of the film till the interval point is the time the script takes to reach the main conflict. The film belongs to the leave-your-brain-at-home category, and may appeal to those who don't mind logical issues and predictability.(more)
Source: Thinkal Menon, Times Of India
An illogical laugh riot, watch it for Yogi Babu
Though there are plenty of questions like how Yogi Babu roams in the mall without being noticed by the terrorists arises, we forget the logical flaws as the film provides several hilarious moments in the second half. It's good to see Charlie being well used these days. After Vellai Pookal, the actor once again got a meaty role. The conversation between Anandaraj and Yogi Babu is another enjoyable moment in the film.(more)
Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com
A Just-About Bearable Comedy With A Lot Of Contradictions
It had a wonderful balance between comedy and seriousness and it used the supporting cast to really drive home those contradictory emotions to full effect and with honesty.(more)
Source: Vivek Shivakumar, Filmcompanion.in