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Too flimsy to be serious and too serious to be entertaining

The music, camera and the general look and feel of the film is a bit sophisticated compared to the average horror comedy in Tamil cinema. This surely isn't a lazy film made without intent. But it takes itself too seriously than it ought to. It even wants to fit in messages about caste issues and how...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Jai-Anjali starrer is predictable, but fun in parts

Balloon, as a story feels outdated, but it works due to its overall presentation. Sinish shows promise as a filmmaker who probably needs a better writer. Thanks to Yogi Babu, the comedy stretches work and how. (more)

Source: Haricharan Pudipeedi, Hindustan Times


This Jai and Anjali starrer is a mosaic of horror moments from yore

Balloon's story or scares aren't novel but the laughs are. The humour and one-liners are the saving grace in this film, that is a predictable mish-mash of some memorable horror moments from the past. (more)

Source: Ashameera Aiyappan , Indian Express


A gripping horror-comedy with entertaining action scenes

The first half of the film is racy and entertaining, while second half ends with a predictable climax. The songs make sure the film will have a 2 hour plus running time, to keep the viewers happy. (more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai, Firstpost.com


Comedy keeps it afloat

What deflates 'Balloon' to a large extent is the second half petering away into mediocrity and a very weak flashback. While the thrill is there in anticipation of what the spirit could be once the girl appears and she, the boy and Anjali are zombiefied a sense of dejavu sets in. The film tries to ...(more)

Source: Review Board, IndiaGlitz.com


Yogi Babu shines big time but an interesting story could have made Balloon more engaging

A weak flashback sequence and a less gripping second half, totally make you forget the fun you had in the first half. The idea of a horror comedy is not an untapped area in Tamil cinema, but the horror element in the film doesn�t work most of the times. The audience is mostly ahead of what is going ...(more)

Source: Behindwoods Team, Behindwoods.com


Balloon Review

Balloon works mainly because it has some solid scares (most of which are jump scares or variations of it), a lot of zingy one-liners (courtesy Yogi Babu, who is hilarious here) and a bit of inventiveness (especially in the second half, when the ghost toys with the villains). The filmmaking is also s...(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


Jai's film is a typical horror-comedy with some decent ideas

Everything might have sounded fresh and convincing on paper, but on screen, the film comes off as another attempt replete with cliches. Balloon quickly resorts to the usuals: jump-scares, white-faced ghosts, comedians who are bound to make jokes instead of running at the sight of a ghost and so on a...(more)

Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman, India Today

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Arun Sundar

Decent horror with genuine scares..bgm super.jai and anjali nice acting..apart from few sequences towards the end and the climax everything else is pakka. (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Mazhai Megam” Arunraja Kamaraj Yuvan Shankar Raja, Priya Jerson Listen
2 “Shut Up Pannunga(Tit Bit)” Arunraja Kamaraj Anirudh Ravichander Listen
3 “Shut Up Pannunga ” Arunraja Kamaraj Anirudh Ravichander, Arunraja Kamaraj Listen