Sentimental political fantasy that works
What works best in 'Kodiyil Oruvan' is the mother sentiment which though goes overboard at times but drives the entire screenplay. The film is an out-and-out commercial fantasy and within its parameters elements such as the mother's dream fulfilled by the son, the councilor turning his ward from sl...(more)
Source: Review Board, IndiaGlitz.com
A film that ticks off all the boxes for masala entertainment
Looking macroscopically, Kodiyil Oruvan feels like a follow-up to Vijay Antony�s Thimiru Pudichavan. In a way, we can say that he is building a franchise of his own, something based on �Juvenile Reformation�. It would feel wholesome to see him making one more film in this lineup, making it a really ...(more)
Source: Navein Darshan, The New Indian Express
An uneven masala movie saved by strong amma sentiment
What gives Kodiyil Oruvan heft is how Ananda Krishnan keeps the mother-son relationship as the driving force of the story. The amma sentiment had worked big time for Vijay Antony in Pichaikkaran, and it is no surprise that the actor picked this script. The director creates situations where his prota...(more)
Source: M Suganth, Times Of India
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