Vaanam Kottattum (U)
07/Feb/2020 Action, Drama 2hrs 18mins

Vaanam Kottattum

Critics Review


A Solid Premise And A Middling Drama!

Vaanam Kottattum has a lot going for it but it never affects you the way it ought to have. Instead of fully exploiting its intriguing core, there is an attempt to pack in too much resulting in an okayish drama! (more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Vaanam Kottattum is a moving family drama with neat performances.

Vaanam Kottattum is filled with evocative' mood and atmosphere. Be it the rustling machinery of the sunlit paper mills or the quaint interiors of Chandras household, the visuals deliver a pleasing effect.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board,


Ensemble cast makes Vaanam Kottattum endearing

While the characters that Dhana and Mani Ratnam have created are certainly interesting, the plotting isn't as effective. Even if there are no dull moments, the leisurely pacing does make the film feel longer than its slightly over two-hour duration. And the sub-plot involving Baskaran is conveniently resolved, making those portions underwhelming.(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


Vikram Prabhu's family drama drowns in predictability

Vaanam Kottatum could have been a solid family drama, but it gets a pedantic treatment that takes away from the film rather than making it more engaging.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


A neat emotional entertainer powered by performances.

Nevertheless, despite its flaws and lack of emotional impact, Vaanam kottattum from Dhana and Maniratnam is a neat family entertainer with some good emotional moments and memorable performances by Radhika and Sarathkumar and also has refreshingly interesting acts by Vikram Prabhu and Aishwarya Rajesh. (more)

Source: IndiaGlitz ,


A warm family drama with a weak revenge parallel

Mani Ratnam once famously said that half the job of a filmmaker is taken care of, if he gets the casting right. That's what Dhana Sekaran has done by pulling off a great casting coup, that makes even the slightest of scenes look great. (more)

Source: Srivatsan , The Hindu


Vaanam Kottatum Is A Confused Mixture Featuring A Family Drama, An Action Film And A Revenge Story

Muslim man's printing press, and a lot of scenes in the film record the presence of Islam around this family wherever they go. Preetha's family is Christian and Selva is shown as someone who is empathetic towards a family that belongs to a higher class � with a beach-facing home � but is suffering nonetheless (Mangai at one point says, maybe we should stay middle class forever), in ways worse than his own. It's a notable choice from Dhana�s part to show Chennai as this religious melting pot that we probably don't see as often as we should, and with its timing, it becomes one of Vaanam Kottattum's highlight.(more)



Sarath Kumar Makes A Smashing Comeback In A Solid, Well-acted Drama

This isn't the usual screenplay woven around a single protagonist. It takes scenic detours and gives everyone their own arc.(more)



Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Rajesh's drama is a feel-good, family-friendly film

Vaanam Kottatum is a decent family film that has its moments, though far and few and is more of a drizzle than the skies opening up.(more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai,