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2.75

Quite Earnest With Some Heroine Glorification!

The comedy involving Sathyan is a bit silly. The film could have also been a little crisper and it does get a bit draggy towards the end. But it does speak about many pertinent issues and the tone of the film affirms the earnestness of its makers. While there are cliches the film also keeps surprisi...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow

2.50

Jyotika's performance as the dutiful teacher is the prime saving grace of this preachy film.

A story which deals with realistic issues requires a grounded protagonist, but here, the character reminds us of a mass hero, at least in some scenes, which is a put off. The weak antagonist and forced emotions are also a letdown. A few problems pertaining to the prevailing education system have bee...(more)

Source: Thinkal Menon, Times Of India

2.50

Jyothika is the saving grace of this dreary film

Jyothika's Raatchasi is a film that touches upon pressing issues that are plaguing government schools. Along with being predictable, the film lacks a strong screenplay to hold everyone's attention. Raatchasi is a one-time watch.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today

2.75

Raatchasi is watchable for the numerous social messages and Jyotika's performance!

Raatchasi isn't as preachy as it sounds. There are good moments that genuinely make you smile. A second-grade kid named Kathir draws a rough sketch of Geetha Rani and presents it to her. Such pearl like moments are very few in number and they don't sustain for a long time. The film could have been w...(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com

2.50

A well-intentioned drama that can't decide if it's a social-message film or a masala flick

Raatchasi is well-intentioned no doubt - films like these are constant reminders of the need to upgrade our government schools - but it needs more finesse, more heart.(more)

Source: SRINIVASA RAMANUJAM, The Hindu

2.50

Jyothika's screen presence makes this predictable film watchable

Raatchasi skims through issues plaguing the education system and offers a one-woman army as the solution. It lacks a solid screenplay but is enjoyable thanks to the screen presence of Jyothika.(more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai, Firstpost.com

3.00

Topical message, sharp dialogues and an earnest Jyotika

Raatchasi works mainly because of Jyotika, as her performance is solid and sincere. She is in there in every frame and is in superb form. She has even put on a little weight to look convincing as a teacher. Though it takes some time to sync with her character, slowly she grabs our attention and make...(more)

Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com

2.00

This well-intentioned Jyotika film is tedious and preachy

There are bits I liked in the film though. I enjoyed that director Gowthamraj resists opportunities to mass-ify the film more. The villain, for instance, is reasonably humanised. There are some nifty touches too, like that final dialogue by the auto driver. I also liked that something as small and s...(more)

Source: SUDHIR SRINIVASAN, CinemaExpress.com

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Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Rekka Namakku” Sy.gowtham Raj Srinidhi S Listen
2 “Thadai Illai Odu ” Yugabarathi Rahul Nambiar Listen
3 “Nee En Nanbanae” Yugabarathi Brinda Sivakumar Listen
4 “Sigaramae” Sean Roldan Sean Roldan, Ravi G Listen
5 “Kondattam ” Thanikodi Sean Roldan, Bamba Bakiya Listen
6 “Jukebox” Listen