Critics Review


A Bomb That Sets You Ticking And Keeps You Hooked Throughout!

The biggest credits must go to the director Athiyan Athirai and director Pa Ranjith for this very bold film. The menial issues such as caste and religion seem like a microscopic organ to ones eyes in front of the death and destruction that a dangerous bomb blast can cause. Bringing this sort of a thought into a mainstream film and adding some commercial value to it calls for a lot of guts and pre-production work.(more)

Source: Akash, MovieCrow


Athiyan Athirai's Impressive Debut, Produced By Pa Ranjith And Starring Dinesh, Delivers Its Message With Style To Spare

It's a great line, one that's at the heart of everything Pa Ranjith stands for. But it doesn't sound like a "lecture". It transcends mere advice and becomes something purer, a kind of existential philosophy.(more)



Source: PRasanth, Prashanth


Dinesh and director Athiyan Athirai deliver a hard-hitting film on anti-war

As the end credits are about to roll, Selva says, Enna prachana irundalum aayudham mattum thooka koodadhu. Pesi theethukanum (Whatever the magnitude of the problem is, one should never take up arms. We can solve it over conversations). This dialogue sums up the entire film and makes the film more relevant than ever.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


Athiyan Athirai's anti-war thriller is subtle, but effectively delivers its message

Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu is a well made anti-war thriller that delivers quite a blast due to smart writing and apt casting.(more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai,


Highly recommended

Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu is yet another novel attempt from producer Pa Ranjith.(more)

Source: Moviebuzz,


The film wears its heart on its sleeve

Athiyan manages to retain the naivety that this character possesses. And Munishkanth beautifully plays this role, never making innocence of the character feel juvenile. You can�t help but laugh in a scene when he confidently says, "Namma naattu gundu nammala kolladhu."(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


An intense thriller that will be remembered and relished!

Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu is a neatly made film with minimal complaints to talk about. Overall, a fresh attempt that needs to be encouraged.(more)

Source: Galatta Review Panel,


A clever premise, but doesn't trouble the conscience as intended

Despite its clever premise, Gundu's impact upon explosion on your conscience is negligible.(more)

Source: Pradeep Kumar, The Hindu


Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu is an intense, affecting portrayal of the post-war era.

Tenma's pulsating rhythms add more demonic shades to the explosive. 'Mauli is surely a pick of the terrific album. Gundu is masterfully shot and edited, which adds more grit and texture to the eerie, sweat-soaked mood. In the time of mindless war-mongering, Gundu is a relevent anti-thesis.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board,


An experimental film that deserves our attention

An unconventional narrative that focuses on the working class from a new lens.(more)

Source: subhakeerthana, Indian Express


Pa Ranjith's anti-war production is shocking and funny

The film is a reminder that all serious issues need not have to be necessarily treated seriously and that by bringing in a comical flavour the narrative can work even more effectively.(more)

Source: Karthik Kumar, Hindustan Times