Soodhu Kavvum (U/A)
01/May/2013 Crime, Comedy

Soodhu Kavvum

Critics Review


Soodhu Kavvum once again proves that content and presentation are the key. It is definitely a gamble worth taking.

Nalan Kumarasamy has definitely proved that he is a man to watch out far. He seems to have a command over the medium. The humour is fresh and clean. They strike you at the most unlikeliest of places. The instance where the protagonists laugh their hearts out when they are being beaten to pulp is one such. The screenplay of Soodhu Kavvum is definitely a winner. Despite a relatively simple plot you cannot often judge as to what is going to happen next.(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Different attempt by a young team!

The film introduces us to several quirky characters and ambitious sketches, all delivered with a light heartedness. The director is rather successful in making the audience root for the anti-hero group and their reckless ways but the viewing is lacking of a certain stranglehold because of many long drawn-out scenes and the leisure manner in which the story unfolds to an end.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board,


Very Good

Vijay Sethupathy steals the show with his shaggy salt and pepper beard and a paunch. His body language and dialogue delivery makes the character come alive and the audiences will root for him. Sanchita Shetty as his girlfriend is smashing and delivers some one-liners with perfect lip sync. All the other newcomers like Simhaa, Ashok Selvan and RJ Ramesh are fantastic and have equal footage. (more)

Source: Moviebuzz,


A great one time watch flick

Nalan makes us root for a bunch of misfits and their acts of stupidity; this partly works in favour of the film. Music does play an important role in the success of the film. Except for one song, you don't find other songs disturbing the flow of the film.(more)

Source: IANS, One India


Soodhu Kavvum is a class apart

What sets the film apart is that in spite of being a comedy film, there are no typical comic one-liners or forced comic situations. The predicament of the characters provides the comic element to the film. Even the most serious dialogues in the gravest situations make the audience laugh uncontrollably.(more)

Source: S Saraswathi,


Soodhu Kavvum marks a hat-trick of successes for Vijay Sethupathy

Nalan Kumarasamy establishes himself as a director to watch out for in this laugh riot of a debut movie. Carrying off a dark comedy is no mean task, but Nalan hits the target right in his first attempt. His writing is crisp, the lines are down to earth and funny, the characters well-etched and the screenplay has no dull moments. What's more, all characters are given due importance and the screen space they require, thanks in part to editor Leo John Paul, but it is the director's clarity of thought and vision that shines all through.(more)

Source: N Venkateswaran, Times Of India


Crime does pay!

The director's uncompromising vision - in the current Tamil-cinema scenario, where box-office compromises are everywhere, you could even call this some kind of conscientiousness - extends to the songs and the fights, which don't cut into the pace of the film but instead enhance the overall mood. The only full-fledged song (the irresistible 'Kaasu panam') is a dream sequence that takes place in an Indra sabha-like set, where the dancers are in gold ribbons and red sneakers. (more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan, The Hindu