Synopsis/Plot : A nearly recruited cop (Soori) is pitted against one of the greatest rebel leaders (Vijay Sethupathi). Will he be able to capture the rebel leader to save his lady love (Bhavani Sre)?
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Fitting Addition To Vetri Maraan's Lineage
The film ends at the peak of a scenario and that�s the best segue one could get into part 2 of the film. A viewer is sure to come back wanting to know more and that�s such a star move. The film through its title suggests that there will be a sequel. The decision seems to be a strategic one as Vet...(more)
Source: Meera Chithirapavai, MovieCrow
Vetri Maaran's Viduthalai Part 1 is a potent socio-political portrayal of a struggle for liberation
The climactic scenes are masterfully executed action sequences that smoothly transition into Part 2. The brief glimpses of Part 2 provide a satisfying ending, leaving viewers eager to uncover the truth and politics behind the conflicts. While there are instances of police brutality, Vetri Maaran's p...(more)
Source: Logesh Balachnadran, Times Of India
Vetrimaaran film is not for the faint-hearted, questions police brutality without fear
Vetrimaaran makes some very interesting casting choices. It�s a masterstroke to cast Gautham Vasudev Menon to play a key role. A filmmaker whose films (in the past) glorified cop killings now plays a cop in a film that exposes police brutality in the most hard-hitting fashion. Vijay Sethupathi as Va...(more)
Source: Haricharan Pudipeddi, Hindustan Times
Soori's standout performance is the highlight of this film
Viduthalai (Freedom) is a film that is a must-watch because it offers a new cinematic perspective of Vetrimaaran and especially because Soori is outstanding.(more)
Source: Latha Srinivasan , India Today
Vetrimaaran's film rages against abuse of institutional power
The only bothering aspect of Viduthalai is its repetitive depiction of violence. Even before the triggering climax portion of the film, Vetri shows a lot of violence and we are soon numb. Maybe, that�s the point. Viduthalai is triggering because it is meant to.(more)
Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman, Indian Express
Don't miss! Yet another great addition to Vetrimaaran's enviable filmography.
As was the case with Visaranai and Jai Bhim, Vetri Maaran doesn't hold back in showcasing the brutality of the police force. It's raw, real, and gritty. The good thing is that there is more to come in the next part. Viduthalai 1 is yet another great attempt by Vetrimaran spearheaded by a wonderful p...(more)
Source: Behindwoods, Behindwoods.com
'Viduthalai - Part 1' lacks the raw power of 'Visaranai', but it's still a worthy, watchable coming-of-age action-drama
Then again, this "mainstreaming" may be the thing that helps Viduthalai reach a bigger audience than Visaranai did. Given that this is primarily the coming-of-age story of Kumaresan, I wished we had been inside his head a lot more. But then, the entirety of Part 1 is a lead-up to Part 2, and in the ...(more)
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