Critics Review


Decent watch, especially for its Intent

It is known that Vikram is capable of fitting into the shoes of any challenging character given to him, after a break it feels he has been offered something tailor-made for him. There is a 20 year journey in the story and Chiyaan nails it by appearing in different getups, his acting goes strength to strength as the film progresses and the drama develops. Dhruv Vikram is fiery on the other hand, his strong base voice perfectly suits his role and a few of his mannerisms imitating his dad�s previous films are placed aptly, also he gets a cracker of an intro(more)

Source: Ashwin, MovieCrow


Dhruv, Vikram in an unmemorable, pointless film on ideology

Karthik Subbaraj's films have always played with irony.Mahaan is the latest addition to the list. But with its flawed set-ups and a lack of emotional depth, it doesn�t become a very memorable one.(more)

Source: Ashameera Aiyappan,


Vikram, son Dhruv deliver a spicy action drama that captures moral struggle of our time

The Vikram and Dhruv-starrer is a spicy action-family drama that captures the moral and spiritual struggle of our time. It could have been more if Karthik had slowed the pace a little and dug deep into the period and atmosphere.(more)

Source: Manoj K Kumar, Indian Express


Vikram and Dhruv spar in an overlong gangster saga

What should have been a clash of ideologies becomes a mere battle of egos, and the characters make inconsistent and unconvincing choices without any progression in their respective arcs. The Rustom and Sohrab premise, of a father and son engaged in a battle to the death, would have acquired some poignance if the script had received more attention and the ideas had been explored beyond surface level. At an overly long 2 hours and 42 minutes, it wastes a lot of time in creating moods without adding anything substantial to the storyline, and this isn�t a new problem in Karthik�s films.(more)

Source: Sowmya Rajendran, The News Minute


Vikram's gangster saga with son Dhruv is paisa vasool

The film, in short, tells the story of a man who becomes other than what his name says, and goes through a personal crisis when his family walks out on him because he drinks with a childhood friend while trying to "feel free". The action packed narrative rides on a topic that will always find different pitches, that of liquor and a liquor ban. The movie brings in the anti-liquor crusade but does not go too deep into the movement, instead focusing more on the father - son clashes and the way two-faced politicians play their games. (more)

Source: pinkvilla, Pinkvilla