Sivappu Manjal Pachai (U)
06/Sep/2019 Action, Drama 2hrs 22mins

Sivappu Manjal Pachai

Critics Review


A fairly engaging family drama!

A fairly engaging watch that tries to be emotional as well as entertaining. The mix is a little way off but the film does pass muster.(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Siddharth, GV Prakash Kumar film is well-intentioned but melodramatic

For a film that's centred on a street racer, wish the racing sequences were shot more authentically. Call it budget constraints, but most of the racing scenes lacked realism and were shoddily recreated using computer graphics.(more)

Source: Karthik Kumar, Hindustan Times


A wholesome family entertainer

The young actors playing Lijomol and GV in their childhood days are impressive. The elderly actress playing their aunt is the main support character and she is adorable. Debutant Siddhu Kumar impresses with his melody tracks and racy background score for the bike racing scenes. The film is primarily the play between these three characters and it's quite an engaging drama.The film is too long, melodramatic and old-fashioned. (more)

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Sivappu Manjal Pachai has a lot of good moments with emotions of 'Akka-Thambi' and 'Maman-Machan'

Sivappu Manjal Pachai should have been a proper family drama if it had focussed on only that. Still, there are genuinely well-written parts that makes this a good watch. (more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board,


The performances and some lines are solid to make us overlook the flaws.

In Sivappu Manjal Pachai, Sasi treads on the very same ground travelled by Mani Ratnam and Vasanth with Agni Natchathiram and Nerukku Ner respectively. As in those films, the plot involves two individuals who are related to one another but cannot stand each other. But while those films treated this storyline with restraint and visual flair, Sasi adopts are more 'commercial' approach, opting for melodrama. He uses the akka-thambi and maman-machan sentiment to full effect. And he succeeds to a large extent. (more)

Source: M Suganth, Times Of India


Siddharth, GV Prakash's banter is the saving grace of this predictable affair

The basic premise of Sivappu Manjal Pachai is taken out of Mani Ratnam's super hit Agni Natchathiram (1988), where two step brothers, Prabhu and Karthik, were pitted against each other. Alas, Sasi's film does not have the same finesse or the packaging and music that made Agni Natchathiram memorable. The trouble with Sivappu Manjal Pachai is modern audience will be baffled by the behaviour of characters in such a film. Why should Siddharth bend over backwards to please the bratty behaviour of GV? (more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai,


Sasi drowns a solid story in melodrama

Director Sasi's Sivappu Manjal Pacahi starring GV Prakash and Rajalakshmi has a solid story, wasted in unnecessary melodrama. (more)

Source: Kirubakaran, India Today


A simple, clean family entertainer

Sasi has presented the brother-sister bonding well and strongly establishes the conflict with the brother in law, with Siddharth and GV Prakash acing their acts as the law-abiding cop and the contrasting illegal racer. Lijomol Jose gets ample scope to perform and utilizes it well and Sasi's screenplay has enough enjoyable moments whenever the Mama - Machan clash. Sasi's dialogues deserve a mention, be it the interaction between Raji and Kavin or Rajasekar's first meet with Raji, or Rajasekar's detailing about his job satisfaction or Deepa's words to Siddharth on his understanding about women, the dialogues are penned interestingly.(more)

Source: Editorial board,


A Vikraman-esque film made by Sasi in 2019

Siddharth shines in the role of a traffic police officer, displaying an honest body language. GV Prakash Kumar remains GV Prakash Kumar in Sivappu Manjal Pachai. Some portions keep you engaged, at least in the early bits. Slowly, light-heartedness gives way to familiar emotional tropes and Sivappu Manjal Pachai gets predictable. Sasi has attempted to fine-tune his craft, in sync with the changing times, but doesn't succeed. (more)

Source: Subakeerthana, Indian Express