Critics Review

2.75

Average

K.S.Ravikumar’s Varalaaru has a wafer-thin story and is tackily executed. Though the film offers little in the way of surprise or newness, what makes it watchable is Ajit. Asin has tremendous screen presence, has impeccable sense of comic timing and is a treat to watch. Ravikumar and his inane script have let the film down. The music of A.R.Rahman is disappointing and there is not even one hummable number. (more)

Source: MovieBuzz, Sify.com

3.50

Ajith all the way.

Varalaaru is undoubtedly the only must-watch release this Diwali. Watch it for a display of all the elements of Ajith's versatility and range of emotions. Asin does a decent job, and A R Rahman's music compliments Ajith's performance. The background score by Rahman also gives you a kick, time and again. Nice comic touches are added by Suman Shetty and Ramesh Khanna. Overall, a good offering from the director.(more)

Source: Editorial Board, Rediff.com

3.00

Triple whammy.

Varalaru is all Ajit. He manfully tries to lift the movie on his shoulders. To a certain extent, his screen presence and charisma see it through. Alas, only just. Varalaru is good because Ajit is good. K S Ravikumar shows only a modicum of his undoubted masala skills. A R Rahman’s music, not his best effort, is niche and good to those who understand the subtlety of orchestration and melody. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com

3.50

Worth a watch.

The storyline is not so complex. Yet, what makes the movie worthwhile is Ajith. The long awaited Varalaru has stuff in it in the name of Ajith, K.S. Ravikumar and a well crafted plot. The narration and an implausible screenplay succeed in entertaining the masses for two and a half hours. On the other hand, it is packed rightly with all the elements in right proportions that are inexorable for a Tamil hit movie. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com

4.00

3 thumbs up for Ajit and 3 more for Asin, KSR and A.R. Rahman!

K.S. Ravikumar plays with the audience’s minds and attention and the climax brings him much ovation from the audience. The director’s screenplay, the myriad emotions and roles of Ajit, the beauty of Asin – all form a nice combination in the movie. The audience is pulled to the edge of their seats in last 45 minutes of the screenplay. The big plus for the movie is the music, by young genius A. R. Rahman.(more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com

3.00

Scoring in pace and performance!

The film takes off in style and races to the midway point in a jiffy. At no point does 'Varalaaru' sag. Different in story (though not entirely plausible) and characterization, the film is supported by a cornucopia of ingredients needed to make it gripping. Ajit's skills as a performer have been appreciably honed and efficiently used in `Varalaaru'. A. R. Rahman's music is another accentuating aspect here.(more)

Source: Malathi Rangarajan, The Hindu