Pariyerum Perumal (U)
28/Sep/2018 2 Hrs 35 Mins

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A punch in the gut about casteism!!!

Maari Selvaraj should be a very important filmmaker of our times. Not only is his voice important, he also seems well balanced. He does not propose overnight solutions. He understands that this battle is going to be a long one and as much the oppressed should stand up for themselves, his concern abo...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Pariyerum Perumal is a well-made film that makes you think and hits you hard right in the soul! Watch it for the team's overall effort

Caste politics, the importance of education, the rise of a man against the various means of oppression, and so much more is conveyed in different layers. To handle this story in a subtle yet engaging manner requires some expertise and being director Ram's erstwhile associate, Mari has definitely acq...(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board,


Pariyerum Perumal is a hard-hitting anti-caste drama.

The director also effectively shows us how (dis)honour killings are passed off as accidents and suicides (one of these references the infamous Kausalya-Shankar killing). We get a character, an old man who is a hired killer, who proudly describes the murders that he commits for caste as "Kula saamikk...(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


It's an inherently sincere and deeply affecting film

Pariyerum Perumal is an artistic masterpiece from debutant filmmaker Mari Selvaraj and set the standards high for directors who have noble intentions but end up making preachy propaganda films.(more)

Source: Moviebuzz,


Mari Selvaraj film is disturbing caste drama

Pariyerum Perumal is more depressing when you realise everything that pans out in this disturbing film has actually happened or is happening or will continue to happen in our country.(more)

Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman, India Today


Source: PRasanth, Prashanth


A powerful, yet level-headed, drama about an oppressed youth carving out a place of his own

At first, I was apprehensive about what lay in store. The film opens with a card that says: Caste and religion are against humanity. No one doubts the truth of this statement, but I wondered if Pariyerum Perumal was going to be a finger-wagging message movie. There's a cringey bit when Pari meets th...(more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan,


A passionately made emotional drama that has a realistic approach and strong performances.

Director Mari Selvaraj has come up with quite a familiar script. But his filmmaking is out of the box and the way he has presented the content stands a class apart. The screenplay tightly holds up at most places with frequently appearing intense sequences and plenty of realistic showcase of incident...(more)

Source: Galatta Review Board,

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Good message ....good villain portions ....good songs ...... (more)


Arun Sundar

A Pathbreaking Tamil film shot with a lot of conviction and sincerity. Maari Selvaraj in his debut Tamil film shows a lot of control and expertise in showing caste based realities in South India which still exist. He manages to present things as it is without resorting to excessive cinematic libert... (more)


Badri Shah

Best movie of the year & this movie should be given equal screens with CCV because these movies are to be seen as world cinema stage. (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Karuppi” Vivek & Mari Selvaraj Santhosh Narayanan,Dr. S.C.Chandilya Listen
2 “ Engum Pugazh” Mari Selvaraj Folk Marley - Anthony Daasan, Kallur Mariappan Listen
3 “Vanakkamvanakkamunga” Perumal Vaathiyar Puliyankulam Velmayil, Puliyankulam Kannan Listen
4 “Potta Kaatil Poovasam” Vivek Yogi Sekar, Fareedha Additional Vocals: Ananthu Listen
5 “Vaa Rayil Vidapolama” Vivek Prithika Listen
6 “Naan Yaar” Mari Selvaraj Vijaynarain, Ananthu, Santhosh Narayanan Listen
7 “Jukebox” Listen