Critics Review


An Enthralling Experiment That's As Wild And Beastly As Its Story Is

The wildness is not just in the theme but in the very way it has been shot as well. Girish Gangadharan outdoes himself this time than what he did with Angamaly Diaries. The camera runs, flips, flows, falls, drowns along with the mad heck of the crowd. The chilling tribalistic acapella score by Prashant Pillai makes the watch even more grittier. After a point, the movie slowly progresses us into a belief that it is no longer about getting the animal caught and stopping it from devastating the village. A collective ego boost infects everyone in the village like a mass hysteria. The act turns from wild to bizarre.(more)

Source: Suhansid Srikanth, MovieCrow


A spectacularly frenzied tale of machismo versus wild

Jallikettu is a visual experience to behold on the big screen. A spectacle - at times unnerving, appalling - and thrilling at the same time. It is not that much about the story, but about primal machismo that drives the testosterone-y male species and the extent of havoc man is capable of.(more)

Source: Deepa Antony, Times Of India


An immersive, primal experience that words cannot replicate

Lijo here largely stays true to writer S.Hareesh's acclaimed story Maoist. But, rendering on screen the wild energy that one feels when reading the story is no mean feat, which Lijo pulls off here. He is aided by some deft camerawork, which in sync with the sound design, transports you to the high ranges. Cinematographer Gireesh Gangadharan must have lost a few extra pounds from all the running.(more)

Source: S.R. Praveen, The Hindu


This Socio-Political Allegory Is Both Fire And Rain

The pursuers eventually end up in a giant heap that is a pictorial imagining of the years of accumulation of virile toxicity that has found outlets in the aimless volatility that we all are in the grip of. Politics runs like a thread through Jallikattu, but the film's intentions are never overt. Even if you watch it simply as a kinetic, exhilarating piece of cinema, it would be a memorably immersive experience.(more)

Source: Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV Movies