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Naane Varuven
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Promises more than it delivers but a compact genre film that shouldn't hurt you!

A compact revenge thriller, the compactness of which works for and against the film. While the length ensures that there is no boredom, this also robs the film of any depth and drama. And without this depth, the final punch feels weak. That said, this is a welcome genre film featuring a star hero an...(more)

Source: Bharath VijayaKumar, MovieCrow


Dhanush and Selvaraghavan's moody thriller is let down by a tepid second half

From the world of Selvaraghavan, we find ourselves transported to generic psycho killer territory. And events unfold in a very convenient fashion, offering us hardly any surprise. Instead of the craziness of Aalavandhan and the chills of a horror film, we get something rather tame and tepid. The sup...(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


Selvaraghavan Makes A Comeback With His Goodluck Charm Dhanush!

Naane Varuvean is a clean and decent psychological thriller suitable for the family audience. The movie is a great comeback for Selvaraghavan to his core and the brothers' duo created another remarkable film.(more)

Source: Ch Sowmya Sruthi, One India


Dhanush does all the heavy-lifting to elevate this stale horror flick

Dhanush, with his excellent acting, manages to establish the two characters - Prabhu and Kathir - distinctly. Indhuja Ravichandran, as the doting wife, doesn�t have much to explore, rather than just getting jealous of the dad-daughter relationship. Elli AvrRam, in her cameo, delivered a neat perform...(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


Dhanush owns the screen in Selvaraghavan's best work in recent times

The entire first half is terrifically built, and full credit to Selvaraghavan for taking the paranormal route devoid of the tropes usually associated with such stories. There are enough chilling moments in the first half to make someone appreciate why Selvaraghavan is a master storyteller, especiall...(more)

Source: Haricharan Pudipeddi, Hindustan Times


Dhanush's latest ruins an absolutely good idea

Surprisingly, despite all its shortcomings, the film does not punish you. Dhanush might have been drab as Prabhu, but as Kathir, he shines. In a scene towards the end of the film, Dhanush shows what he is capable of. The great quality of his acting feels incongruous with the shoddy film. For that br...(more)

Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman , Indian Express


A Potent Genre Piece Failed By Tonal Inconsistencies

The well-directed final scene, with tight closeups and cuts like that of a spaghetti western, left me wondering what the makers are even trying to say. Is it a promise of a sequel, is it a hark back to the astrologer�s warning of impending death, or is it simply about a cynical worldview that evil w...(more)

Source: Akilan Nagarajan, Filmcompanion.in


An underwhelming yet dark and intriguing thriller

Naane Varuven has its moments, and the exploration of Kathir�s character is intriguing As a whole, however, the film needed to be a tad bit more dynamic. Especially the way they arrive at a resolution to the central conflict is just laden with unnecessary weight.(more)

Source: Priyanka Sundar, Firstpost.com

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Veera Sooora” Selvaraghavan Yuvan Shankar Raja Listen
2 “Rendu Raaja” Dhanush, Yuvan Shankar Raja Dhanush Listen
3 “Yaarum Illa” Viveka Anthony Dasan Listen