Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal (U/A)
28/Apr/2022 Love, Romance 2hrs 39mins

KaathuVaakula Rendu Kaadhal

Critics Review


A rom-com that's artificial on most parts.

The film gets a convincing premise, brings Nayanthara and Samantha truly together by giving them plenty of combination scenes, but the utilization isn't pleasing. Has a share of enjoyable moments, but at the same time drags to an huge extent with unwanted melodrama on repeat mode that is hard to consume.(more)

Source: Ashwin Ram, MovieCrow


This romcom with a dream combo manages to entertain only in parts

Nayathara and Samantha have complimented each other well, proving why they are the most sought-out actresses in the industry. Cricketer Sreesanth, who plays Samantha's boyfriend, has done a decent job and manages to impress in the short role. Both the cinematography and editing are straightforward as there id not much scope to experiment. Overall, Kaathuvakkula Rendu Kadhal is a one-time watch and can be only enjoyed in parts.(more)

Source: Lokesh Balachandran, Times Of India


Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha, Nayanthara shine in this flawed film

Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal has Vignesh Shivan written all over it. The staging, comedy and flawed concepts creep in when you least expect it. The director is also self-aware. In a scene, a sidekick tells Vijay Sethupathi that he's doing a shameful job by chasing two women at the same time. And we agree. It is inconsistent in its treatment. While there's so much hype about Rambo's mother's character, it turns funny the next minute, making it difficult to process the feelings.Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal deals with platonic love, but the route it takes is extremely problematic. The main grouse of the film is that it never takes itself seriously.(more)

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Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal is honest to its core theme, with good music and performances.

Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal engages inspite of its predictable nature. Technically, the film is good, with Anirudh's music, colorful visuals, natural performances and a handful of laugh-out-loud comedy scenes that make it a worthy rom-com.(more)

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A quirky romcom with potential but not potent enough

Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal explores the idea of a particular mental illness. Around the halfway point, I thought we were done with it, and the makers dodged the 'wrongful representation' bullet. But then, later when it is brought back out of nowhere, it did a great disservice to Khatija and Kanmani who aren�t given the respect the maker thought he was giving them. It isn't to say that the premise of two women fighting over a man is outlandish. We have seen it in different forms over the years in our cinemas across linguistic barriers. But there is one thing that connects almost every other film in this subgenre. The Rambos always get what they want� What about the Khatijas and Kanmanis, you ask? A hopeful me would invoke Karthik from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya and say, "Adutha padathula solren" and the pragmatic me would channelise my inner Rangasamy from Baasha and say, "Avlo Dhaan." The Appa-amma conundrum, all over again.(more)

Source: Avinash Ramachandran, CinemaExpress.com


Samantha, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi deserved better than a love letter to patriarchy

The film has a few nicer moments. The romance even works independently, but they get lost amid the problematic chaff. Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal ends up being a cautionary tale for women. It normalises, glorifies, and romanticises every patriarchal trope that women are expected to put up with.(more)

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Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha Ruth Prabhu's film is a rom-com with rough edges

The film, nevertheless, is salvaged by decent comedy and Anirudh's splendid music. Vijay Sethupathi is at his effortless best on screen, and alongside both Nayanthara and Samantha, we get some lovely moments between the trio. The film does feel dragged post interval but by the end, it makes up for the problematic plot.(more)

Source: Haricharan pudipeddi, Hindustan Times


Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara film is a colossal mess

The latent nature of adult comedy in this movie is a big turn off. This film aims to play into the wild fantasies of a lovelorn man by subtly sexualising the leading ladies. But, it�s neither clean humour nor an outright adult comedy. It�s a mess. The main reason is Vignesh�s indecisiveness. He wants to keep the film safe for people to watch it with family. And at the same time, sprinkle it with just enough double meaning dialogues and scenes so that people get the hint. It also wants to be a combination of director C. S. Amudhan�s Thamizh Padam, a spoof film, and Vignesh�s 2015 hit Naanum Rowdy Dhaan.(more)

Source: Manoj Kumar, Indian Express