Synopsis/Plot : A man is having trouble selling his house because of the ghosts haunting it. He asks four people to stay in the house for a few days and prove that there is no ghost. What follows is a thrilling combination of comedy and horror.
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A Passable Horror Comedy That Interests In Patches!
The choice of casting, though not very different for a horror comedy flick, is an interesting one. Tamannaah�s screen presence in her limited time is good. The one-liners by the comedy team of Kaali Venkat, Munishkanth and Sathyan do a good job. But it is TSK who shines with his mimicry in the secon...(more)
Source: Akash, MovieCrow
The wafer-thin plot of the movie, which has ineffective emotional scenes, is saved to an extent because of the comic sequences.
Though the film starts off as a promising one, it loses the steam quite early, but manages to entertain after a point bit it takes a little time to do so. If at all the film works to a certain extent, the credit should go to the quartet, which includes Munishkanth, Sathyan, Kaali Venkat and TSK.(more)
Source: Thinkal Menon, Times Of India
Tamannaah's horror-comedy offers only sporadic laughs
Petromax also ends on an emotional note. However, the emotional impact Rohin tried to create was not as effective as it should have been. You end up taking the film not-so-seriously and when the emotional sequences hit you, you just stare at the scene, straight-faced. (more)
Source: Editorial Board, India Today
A silly, outdated horror comedy
A Tamil remake of Anando Brahma, Petromax wants to be an entertaining horror-comedy but ends up being an outdated mess of a film. Instead of focusing on its core plot points or characters, it prefers to delve into flashbacks most of them weak and tells the backstories of characters who have no link...(more)
Source: Srinivasa Ramanujam, The Hindu
Petromax has an entertaining second half, but doesn't lend a fulfilling experience!
The film doesn't offer anything fresh as such for the viewer. The first half is majorly boring with no interesting comic portions working in the favour of the film. The separate flashbacks for each of the four characters (Munishkanth, Kaali Venkat, Sathyan, TSK) don't hold the audience's engagement....(more)
Source: Galatta Review Panel, galatta.com
A 'horror-comedy' of errors
Petromax seems to be confused about its popular perception as a horror-comedy. The so-called 'situational comedy tracks' fail to blend with the plot. The result: an absolute mess. For something that's being billed a horror-comedy, there's very little horror or comedy. Directors, in general, write sc...(more)
Source: subhakeerthana, Indian Express
Tamannaah is reduced to cliches and sidelines in this average horror comedy
The film, a little over two hours, is stretched in the second half, which leaves you exhausted. Among other things, Ghibran's background score and Danny Raymond's camera are the plus points. On the whole, Petromax is more of a time pass comedy caper than a horror film.(more)
Source: Sreeparna Sengupta, Firstpost.com
Same old, tried-and-tested horror-comedy
Petromax is superbly done thanks to Ghibran's music and the numerous effects. The cinematography by Dani Raymond is good enough, while the edit pattern works well. Director, Rohin Venkatesan maintains the heart of the original, to churn out a moderately entertaining film. (more)
Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com
Highly watchable film but lots of clichs and dull moments in both the halves spoil thd overall impact. Appreciate the message by the director about being sharing and caring. Thamanna holds up the engagement factor ably supported by Muneeskanth and a terrific BGM. (more)
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