A Passable Entertainer That Could Have Been So Much Better!
Tughlaq Durbar is lightweight and it works both for and against the film. While at no point the film becomes a tedious watch, you also aren't really emotionally invested with the film. This wouldn't have been a problem if this was a completely fun watch but it also has certain emotions involved with the sister angle (Manjima Mohan). (more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
Tughlaq Durbar is a largely entertaining film that uses satire to keep us invested in the story. As a man engaged in an internal battle, Vijay Sethupathi gives a likeable performance, while keeping the tone light. Both in terms of attitude and dialogue delivery, Parthiban's Rayappan recalls the actor's character in Naanum Rowdydhaan. Given that Vijay Sethupathi was the lead in that film as well, the actors share a chemistry that keeps the scenes they are in engaging.(more)
Source: M Suganth, Times Of India
With a strong show in all departments, Thuglaq Darbar is a clear entertainer.
The film is laced with situational humour and at no place does the director choose to go ambitious with the jokes or gags, meaning there are no unnecessary lines for the sake of humour. Instead he does the opposite. Wherever there's scope for comedy, he grabs them with open arms and gets the desired result. (more)
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VJS, Parthiban in an entertaining but shallow political satire
Singam and Rayappan's relationship anchors the film. It is truly fun to see Parthiban back on the screen and even better to watch him sparring with Vijay Sethupathi. This is possibly the foremost reason to sit through Tughlaq Durbar. Parthiban is equal parts menacing and comedic, though there is room in the film for less smoldering about his erratic prot�g� and more of his trademark humour and witticisms. (more)
Source: Bharathy Singaravel, The News Minute
A flawed yet hilarious political satire
The film becomes a rollercoaster ride driven by the good and bad side of the protagonist. Sethupathi is hilarious with his mannerisms and expressions. Karunakaran and Parthiban match the effortless comedy of Sethupathi. The trio anchors the first-half.(more)
Source: Vivek MV, Deccan Herald