Critics Review


A thriller without spark

Prithviraj is good in the role of Kuriyachan; he conveys a good mix of power and geniality, and makes you root for the character. Vivek Oberoi is apt as the antagonistic IG and Shajon is perfect as the villainous, petty SI. The supporting cast of Alencier, Baiju and Rahul Madhav, among others, are good in their roles. Samyuktha Menon is eye candy, and in fact Seema, in a small role, has more powerful moments on screen. Abinandhan Ramanujam�s camerawork is beautifully striking at some points, such after a prison fight and in capturing a drive through a plantation.(more)

Source: Anna Mathews, Times Of India


Shaji Kailas-Prithviraj deliver a predictable, old-school actioner

Kaduva is also the story of the misuse of official machinery to settle personal scores, and the fact that some of it happened in real life makes it even more shocking.(more)

Source: Praveen, The Hindu


Prithviraj's film is a battle between men with fragile egos

Kaduva is entertaining despite its predictability. But, a little bit of inventiveness could have elevated Kaduva more.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


Prithviraj plays a corrupt man pretending to be a hero

And this entire movie, which is a celebration of vanity, is so excruciatingly dull. One can�t help but wonder, who still finds slow-motion walks and frequent twirls of moustache a product of big-screen entertainment?(more)

Source: Manoj kumar, Indian Express


Kaduva is a mass entertainer rife with stylish fight sequences and punch dialogues.

Kaduva is an out-and-out action film and a very formulaic one at that. The movie has several typical aspects of a Shaji Kailas mass entertainer. In fact, the Prithviraj starrer will remind viewers of Kailas's previous works, including Narasimham and Valliettan. All the basic frameworks and archetypes of these movies can be found in Kaduva, as well. However, charming performances from Sukumaran, Oberoi, and the rest of the supporting cast almost make up for the predictability, making it a good watch for action lovers.(more)

Source: Behindwoods,