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An Interesting Dance

Pandiraj does a lot of things right in his first action film. He has not changed the template but has surely reworked a few things and kept things nice and tight. The initial hour involving the love track might seem a commercial compromise but it actually does play a part in the proceedings and impa...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


'Kathakali'- Doesn't have the expected intensity, but is a one time watch.

Kathakali can definitely be considered for a one time watch but it might fail to give you that 100% satisfaction that you may seek. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com


Kathakali is a good entertainer that slowly builds into an action packed thriller.

The director wastes no time in getting into the groove; a ruthless goon Thamba, from Cuddalore with two trusted sidekicks builds his share of enemies who wait on an opportunity to pounce on him and not far away is our hero who returns back to India after a few years, predictably yes he has his own s...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com


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Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com


Vishal's film is a good watch this Pongal

Director Pandiraj has delivered a thriller that is quite racy for the most part. As far as Vishal's role goes there are similarities with the roles he has essayed in some earlier films like Pandiyanadu. The actor has delivered a realistic performance in a role that shows a range of emotions from joy...(more)

Source: Latha Srinivasan, DNA


Fairly watchable thriller.

Pandiraj�s earlier film, Pasanga 2, was a well-intentioned mess, but he�s regained a bit of form here. At least, this looks like a piece of cinema. It�s shot well. It moves briskly. There�s a nice �mass� touch involving a selfie. Some thought has gone in. I know it doesn�t sound like much, but we a...(more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan, The Hindu


A Decent Thriller

Director Pandiraj sure knows how to fabricate a thriller. The director, known for presenting high quality children films, will be signed in to helm more action-thrillers, post Kathakali. (more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath, One India

User Reviews All User Reviews(8)


Gowtham Viswanath

Kathakali felt like past Movies. The significance the Movie for itself amounted to almost nothing. With using the few changes that would require of a Crime/Thriller, The Director didn't do justice unlike of his previous one. 0.5 star for mixing in from Movies, in a partly proper manner. (more)


Bharath Mech

4/5 my review not boring ..bgm super intro sng waste vishal action pakka but dance .....noo comments..pandiyaraj 2015 -pasanga2 hit 2016-kathakali-hit waiting INA (more)


Shanmuganathan Ganesan

Unexpected Suspense Thriller Film from this new duo Vishal - Pandiraj. Dir.Pandiraj after giving solid childrens film immediately given an murder mystery story with seat edge thriller and high speed screenplay.. First Half : Full of romance between vishal and Catherine Tresa chemistry works high... (more)


Arun Gowtham

A brilliant movie from Pandiraj. The film started like a normal action movie with a intro song and love tracks but quickly gets into the story, it would be better to call it as a guessing game. Vishal as Amudhan does his part well. Hip Hop Adhi's BGM is adequate. Thanks to pandiraj for keeping the r... (more)


Priya Dharshan

such an awesome movie to watch, which lacks punch in middle parts, climax has been very well delivered by pandiraj (more)


Arun Sundar

Climax twist,story, Visual characterization,bam and music are good.but other areas like screenplay,comedy big disappointment. Director is able to create mood but unable to whip up intensity or anger that Sussendran successfully did in Pandiyanaadu.Overall a mediocre version of Pandiyanaadu.Kathakali... (more)

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Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Azhage” Hiphop Tamizha Hiphop Tamizha Listen
2 “Erangi Vandhu” Hip Hop Tamizha Hiphop Tamizha, Anthony Dasan Listen
3 “Kadhal Krotham Whistle” Listen
4 “Kathakali Theme Music ” Listen