Synopsis/Plot : The movie deals with the hardships a slew of young police trainees face at a training camp. Vikram plays an aggressive trainee who questions senior officers who are ruthless during the training sessions.
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A Compelling Watch!
Taanakkaran gets the mix right for the most part. It plays out in a realistic manner but also ensures to play to the gallery. It does the latter by having us root for a handful of characters. These characters headed by Vikram Prabhu stand up against the cruel and corrupt practices of the academy and...(more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
AN ENGAGING, IF MELODRAMATIC, DRAMA ON ABUSE OF POWER
Taanaakkaran works mainly because of its unique setting - a PRS - and the convincing manner in which it presents it. For the recruits, it is a hellish place where one gets whacked for merely making a request or asking a question. And it is a test for survival. Among the recruits are a few middle-age...(more)
Source: suganth, Times Of India
Vikram Prabhu Shines In This Powerful, Hard-Hitting Police Story
Taanakkaran is a powerful, hard-hitting film that depicts the unforgiving police system that was set up by the British. The exceptional performances make it an appealing watch, despite its flaws.(more)
Source: Akhila, One India
Vikram Prabhu's sincere efforts in Taanakkaran showcases an unseen portrayal of reality in the police department.
The film is technically decent while the performances and milieu make up for the flaws. Taanakkaran shows a side of the police department that most of us haven't seen and captures the details of the lives of the powerless people in a powerful department.(more)
Source: Editorial board, Behindwoods.com
A hard-hitting drama on how power can be misused
Vikram Prabhu got into the skin of the role and he has done an amazing job as Arivu. It has been a long time since we saw him and finally, seeing him in a powerful and intense role makes his fans proud and happier. On the whole, this film is definitely worth a watch this weekend.(more)
Source: Bhavana Sharma, Pinkvilla
Tamizh's debut film revels in brutality, fails to engage the audience
Excessive depiction of abuse, high-strung sentimental moments and poorly written characters, undermines Vikram Prabhu�s Taanakkaran.(more)
Source: Bharathy Singaravel, The News Minute
A powerful film about a lesser-known problem
The life-threatening ED drill sessions can be seen as a metaphor for abuse of all types, especially by authority. In such a trying situation, having a vulnerable commoner as a protagonist braving against all odds, instils hope. When a film like Taanakkaaran entertains, educates, and feeds hope, what...(more)
Source: Navein Darshan , CinemaExpress.com