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Maari Review - Mediocre Mass Masala

Maari is a 138 minute extended version of it's trailer that focused entirely on the machismo of the hero. Excuse a couple of crowd pleasing moments and what remains is a watchable fare strictly for the fans. (more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


With A Weak Script, Maari Is Strictly For Dhanush Fans

Screenplay by Balaji Mohan will hardly make you glance at your watch. Second half though could've been a touch pacier. But the true problem lies in his weak writing. Maari is definitely the weakest subject in Dhanush's career in the recent past.(more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath, One India


Enjoy the unlimited mass elements offered by Dhanush and Anirudh

Balaji Mohan, the director, compared to his previous two movies, comes out of his comfort zone and attempts something on the other side of the spectrum. The best thing is, he is unpretentious about making a mass masala movie. On the whole, Maari is a very honest masala flick made to satisfy the mas...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com


A potpourri of Average mass, masala and commercial

Maari is a regular masala movie, the ones which hardcore Dhanush fans would love to watch. What's more pricking is that, Dhanush after establishing name across Pan India as a man who could pull of a blinder with Raanjhaana, 3, Shamitabh is back in a role which has little scope for experimentation, ...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com


Full meals for Dhanush fans

Balaji Mohan�s who delivered really some breezy films like Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Yeppadi and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum and now with 'Maari', it's quite a shock. It looks like the duo had purposefully involved in the mission of creating a script that would let the Dhanush fans hail, dance and acclaim the ...(more)

Source: Top 10, Top10Cinema


Maari is sure to appeal to die-hard Dhanush fans.

exaggerated and formulaic, old-fashioned entertainer plays to the galleries, and relies squarely on the charm of its leading man to pull off its over-the-top tone. The film is a showcase not so much for Dhanush�s acting, but for his scorching screen-presence and his infectious enthusiasm for dialogu...(more)

Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com


Some nice bits can't save a grindingly ordinary movie

Maari shows hints of being a different kind of mass-masala movie, and it's frustrating when we keep getting long, dull stretches of sameness.(more)

Source: BARADWAJ RANGAN, The Hindu


A Dhanush show in a film that celebrates the anti-social

hero the masses appear to adore, and the film cherishes and celebrates the anti-social in society a disturbing trend though in Tamil cinema.(more)

Source: Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times

User Reviews All User Reviews(9)


Arun Sundar

Maari is strictly average due to screenplay.. because of Dhanus acting and some good jokes the movie was watchable. (more)


Gowtham Viswanath

Maari is something that couldn't be totally thrashed, as with weak direction and immature screenplay. Some wee bit of moments, scattered inside the movie makes it watchable to some extent. Other than those, Maari is a yawn. 1 star for those wee moments and wee part of Dhanush and Robo Shankar. (more)


Arun Gowtham

#Maari a time pass entertainer ! Not that bad as many claimed. Dhanush had done his part well. Balaji Mohan is the biggest disappointment for me. Guess ppl wouldn't have complained this much, if this movie is by by suraj or sundarc. After giving some promising movies Balaji Mohan sticked to a ma... (more)


Smarty Siva

its just a TIME PASS movie.dont go with expetation (more)


Sreejith Premachandran

Bro, @IAMVIJAYYESUDAS did a neat job in debut movie, eventhough its not fits him perfectly! Kudos! Still way to go!! #maari - Most of the comic-style dialogues are meant to someone silently!! A commercial entertainer! Drags a bit in 2nd half! Weak villains another setback! Overall, can watch... (more)


Divi Kannan

good movie enjoyed a lot by watching MAARI........ (more)

BO Report World Wide

Country Opening Weekend
USA ($) 80935.00
UK (€ ) 30669.00
Australia (A$) 65548.00

BO Report India

State Opening Day
Tamil Nadu 56000000.00

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Don-u Don-u Don-u ” Dhanush Anirudh Ravichander & Alisha Thomas Listen
2 “Bagulu Odayum Dagulu Mari ” G. Rokesh Dhanush. Listen
3 “Oru Vidha Aasai ” Dhanush Vineeth Sreenivasan Listen
4 “ Thappa Dhaan Theriyum” Vignesh Shivan Dhanush, Chinna Ponnu & Magizhini Manimaaran. Listen
5 “The Maari Swag ” Listen
6 “ Maari Thara Local ” Dhanush Dhanush & Anirudh Ravichander Listen