Synopsis/Plot : A man who is accused of killing his wife and her sister on the basis of casteism goes on a rampage to kill those who cheat upper-caste women in the pretense of having a romantic relationship.
The film turns into a drama where message gains preference over storytelling
The performances, save for Sheela Rajkumar's, aren't forceful. Richard hardly brings out the anger that should be inside Prabhakaran; the rest of the performances, too, are surficial. And things turn long-winded after a point, especially after the film turns into a courtroom drama(more)
Source: Suganth, Times Of India
Not highly controversial but lacks a focused approach and better filmmaking could have helped!
Even if your purpose is to indoctrinate the viewers with your agenda, you need to respect your script and give it its due; not doing so is what costs Draupathi!(more)
Source: Galatta Review Panel, galatta.com
Fails to impress
The problem with Draupathi is that the message is relevant but filmmaking grammar has been taken for granted and the actors are too artificial. Even the writing is blunt with no scope for intelligence.(more)
Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com
Draupathi doesn't pose too much casteism we saw in the trailer but talks about the pitfalls of fake marriage certificates.
Draupathi is a passionate (note: not positive) attempt to deliver a film based on postulations that might trigger unpleasant reactions (based on the viewer). Apart from the frowned upon ideas, Draupathi falls short of a decent film due to the recurring loopholes and mediocre cinematic techniques use...(more)
Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com