Critics Review


Harmeless Emotional Entertainer

On and off in terms of engagement, there are some solid fun theatre-friendly elements at places, but overall a brisk screen-writing and proper links between one scene and another would have made it an effective film. Nevertheless, conveys a good message for all age groups without stressing the base emotions too much.(more)

Source: Ashwin Ram, MovieCrow


A formulaic but entertaining drama

Cibi Chakaravarthi's conviction carries the film over the finishing line and ensures that despite his some what formulaic treatment of this material, the film remains largely entertaining.(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


Sivakarthikeyan's film is a mindless entertainer with a message

Don is a mindless entertainer with a moving message. With brilliant comedy sequences and pulsating songs, Don is strictly a theatre watch.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


Don is a complete joy ride from Sivakarthikeyan and Cibi! A sureshot winner!

With the college fun moments and emotions working effectively, supplemented by strong performances, this Don will be loved by the masses!(more)

Source: Aravind Sundaram,


Sivakarthikeyan's well-intentioned film is bogged down by commercial clich's

The film's strength lies in its emotional core, which sadly still holds a lot of relevance in the Indian context. The performances largely bring this inherent 'truth' to the front. Sivakarthikeyan, Samuthirakani, and SJ Suryah give compelling performances that almost make us forgive the contrivances and exaggerations in treatment. Well, almost.(more)

Source: Ashmeera Ayyappan,


Sivakarthikeyan's entertaining show and Cibi's writing makes Don ensure 'Jolly Mela Maza Aayega'

Don entertains and engages you with the humour running high in a lot of scenes. The performances do justice to Cibi Chakravarthi's writing with Sivakarthikeyan leading from the front. The film is family friendly and the message that the film holds is conveyed in a non preachy way. Don will be definitely an engaging watch.(more)

Source: Behindwoods,


Sivakarthikeyan is in his element in this pleasant campus drama

Another good quality of Don is it is not one-sided. The coming-of-age campus drama is all about the protagonist learning there are no villains in his life. There are only well-meaning people with different life experiences. The guilt trip in Don is enormous, it may even well up your eyes a few times. But, it all ends well and leaves you with a good mood and satisfaction, something that we have missed in movies for a long time.(more)

Source: Manoj Kumar, Indian Express