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2.75

Decent Commercial Entertainer

An agmark Hari film, the man is back in action with an emotional actioner that is sure to attract its targeted family audience. He has revamped his style a bit, by improving his presentation skills, but sticking to some of his flaws too with respect to the comedy track. Racy flow is missing at place...(more)

Source: Moviecrow, MovieCrow

3.00

Arun Vijay's Yaanai is formulaic, but watchable

Some of the characters are also interesting. If not for Lingam, Samuthirakani's Ramachandran, a casteist, self-centered rich man, would have been the antagonist of the film, and Hari builds his character's arc pretty well. Even Ravi isn't perfect, with his views constantly shifting, and Arun Vijay d...(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India

2.50

Hari cuts screenplay pace, but this Arun Vijay-starrer is still a middling melodrama

Yaanai, however, is tedious because both the story and the screenplay lack novelty. Samuthiram (Jayabalan) and his son, Lingam, want to avenge PRV�s (Rajesh) family for the death of Lingam�s twin brother (Pandi). Ravichandran (Arun Vijay) tries to protect his family at all costs despite his half-bro...(more)

Source: Prqaveen, The Hindu

3.00

An action drama that does what it sets out to do

Hari is known for making masala movies that feel like they�re running on adrenaline. Although there isn�t much of that going on here, there are some places where his sparks flutter. And part of that credit has to go to Vijay, for he�s not just the poster boy for muscles and forthrightness, he also p...(more)

Source: Karthik Keramalu , Firstpost.com

2.75

Arun Vijay's power-packed performance and Hari's strong family emotions make Yaanai a fine watch!

Yaanai was touted to be a mass action masala and when you know it is a Hari film, you tend to expect a massy action block in the interval, but what you get is something really interesting. Hari has tried to blend the elements from two of his earlier movies - Kovil and Poojai. Some of his actions hav...(more)

Source: Galatta, galatta.com