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Summa Kizhi

AR Murugadoss has prepared a cocktail of all commercial elements one would expect to see in a Rajini movie. The movie is packed with the right ratio of action, self-deprecating comedy, romance scenes, sentiments, and revenge set on a familiar format. What is different about Darbar is how Rajini pull...(more)

Source: Movie crow editorial borad, MovieCrow


Rajini's Darbar has the substance perfectly laced with Superstar's style and mass.

Darbar does manage to do justice to both the police thriller genre and the superstar genre. It's indeed a neatly written film with excusable minor flaws here and there. (more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com


An engaging cop film

But perhaps because his villainy is often offscreen, Suniel Shetty's Hari Chopra doesn't come across as a powerful antagonist despite being built up as one. Yes, he causes numerous casualties, but still, the lack of a solid confrontation scene between him and Aaditya makes him underwhelming. Even in...(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


Darbar, with a not so gripping story and screenplay, is saved purely by Superstar's energy!

Darbar is Rajinikanth's show all the way and he excels in everything he does. Superstar's energy is out of the world and be it the dialogue delivery, stunts or dance moves, he just steals the show! (more)

Source: Galatta Review Panel, galatta.com


A charismatic Rajinikanth shoulders an okayish masala movie

Darbar alters between a masala and mass movie, offering very little substance for the demi-god that is Rajinikanth. It is a yet another depressing case where the star does more to the script than what it does to him. However, here is the flip side to the movie: it is, if anything, a celebration of a...(more)

Source: Srivatsan , The Hindu


Rajinikanth's film is by a Thalaivar fan for Thalaivar fans

Barring a clich�d and predictable storyline, Darbar is strictly a film by a Rajinikanth fan for Thalaivar's fans.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


Strictly for Rajini fans!

Darbar is an average cop action entertainer packed to satisfy the appetite of the die-hard fans of Thalaivar. (more)

Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com


Quintessential Rajinikanth movie with its highs and lows

Apart from Rajinikanth, Darbar doesn't do justice to any of its characters. Nayanthara goes unnoticed in a role that doesn't even warrant a discussion while Suniel Shetty as the antagonist is underwhelming.(more)

Source: Karthik Kumar, Hindustan Times

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Arun Sundar

So the invincible Rajini juggernaut that started with 2.0 and Petta ends up pretty badly with Darbar. Rajini will probably regret doing this waste masala film and move on. The one who would be most affected by the disappointing box office outcome of this film would be Nivetha Thomas who put her hear... (more)


Shiyanth Balashanthiran

Vere level movie, everyone must watch especially the 90s and older will love it! (more)


R Pandi Selvam

Excellent Movie rajinikanth karishma, screen play , bgm, comedy , action , sentiments , nivetha thomas acting every thing sets biggest bb of the year response from non rajini fans and family audience also too good dont trust fake trackers data sure shot 350cr movie (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Chumma Kizhi ” Vivek S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Anirudh Ravichander Listen
2 “Thani Vazhi” Yogi B, Senthuzhan, Syan Rap By Yogi B, Anirudh Ravichander & Shakthisree Gopalan Listen
3 “Tharam Maara Single” Vivek Anirudh Ravichander & Arjun Chandy Listen
4 “Thalaivar Theme” Listen
5 “Dumm Dumm” Vivek Nakash Aziz Listen
6 “Villain Theme” Listen
7 “Jukebox” Listen