18/Mar/2022 Social, Drama

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There is very little 'movi'e in this abstract and trippy experience

The main issue with an experiment such as this is that it relies heavily on the lyrical exposition than on the literal. There is a difference between how Thiagarajan Kumararaja handled the elements of surrealism in Super Deluxe than how it is done here. And we tend to distance ourselves from the fil...(more)

Source: Srivatsan, The Hindu


Kalaiyarasan shines in this philosophical magic realism vehicle

While the film has its moments of imagery that lets you into another world as it unfolds on the big screen, Kuthirai Vaal gets lost in its tracks on the way, just as its protagonist often is.(more)

Source: Sruthi Raman, Times Of India


A meandering but fascinating tale of stories, their purpose and the lack thereof

Kuthiraivaal is filled with such introspective observations and questions. There is talk of shifting goalposts, global warming, loneliness, and several other larger themes. It questions our notions of ownership, boundaries, ambition, and even relationships on a profound level. (more)

Source: Ashameera Aiyappan, Firstpost.com


A psychedelic film that will confound you

It is a huge exercise for the brain to even keep track, forget trying to make sense of all that�s presented to you. It can however be a really interesting experience, and what is generally perceived as a psychedelic one.(more)

Source: Cris, The News Minute


An important precedence in mainstream Tamil cinema

There is no binary answer to the question of whether or not Kuthiraivaal is good. In fact, the purpose of the film is to incite you and leave you with unclear emotions. Instead of instructing you how to feel - like most of our mainstream cinema - Kuthiraivaal leaves you inspecting what is it that yo...(more)

Source: kirubahakaran, CinemaExpress.com