Synopsis/Plot : Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee is split into almost two exact halves and the first one is set predominantly within the premises of St.Martin�s Matriculation Higher Secondary school in Chennai. Not the Chennai that reminds you of the Phoenix Mall or the Express Avenue for hanging out but the Chennai where Spencer Plaza, Music World and Anna Tower were the hotspots. The focus is on the lives of a handful of students who have just passed their 10th board exams and the year is 1997. This half of the film that ends with their farewell party in 1999, gets almost everything right and is one incredible stretch showcasing the school life of the millennials. The film captures the essence of this decade without glorifying it. The film breaks no new ground with the premise but what it does with these school portions is a joy to behold.
A Pleasant Throwback To Adolescence In The 90s!
The second half of the film is where things start falling apart a little. The characters are now probably in their 30s and meet for a reunion. We get to know where each of them stands in their lives. The comedy which worked so well earlier, comes across as forced now. The performances don�t seem as ...(more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
Kishen Das does well in this rambling tale of high-school romance
Despite lacking a solid plot, the film�s first half is as pleasant as a rare cool breeze during a Chennai summer noon. The sepia-toned visuals, Siva�s light background score, and the adolescent banter and pranks make the film easily palatable. But only until the first half, after which the film begi...(more)
Source: Praveen Sudeevan, The Hindu
A Pleasant But Predictable School-time Drama
So Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee does not have the feel and the texture of Darbuka Siva�s music albums. As a director, he settles for something easier, more convenient and something more comfortable. But because we grow to like these characters quite a bit, all of them, the film isn�t a bad watch either. ...(more)
Source: Baradwaj Rangan, Filmcompanion.in
A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE THAT IS WORTH WATCHING
Overall, the film is definitely worth-watching and would be loved by the generation who miss their school days.(more)
Source: Logesh Balachandran, Times Of India
A nostalgic musical trip to your school days, with a superb first half.
Overall, the first half of the film is brilliant technically and is shouldered by the performances of the fresh faces, led by Kishen and Harish Kumar. The writing in the second half lacks direction and focus, and looks lengthy. This affects the engagement, making the audience lose interest before th...(more)
Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com
This tale takes you on a trip down memory lane; worth a watch
On the whole, if you are someone who is missing your school and college days, and want a trip down memory lane, then this film is definitely worth watching this weekend. (more)
Source: Pinkvilla Desk, Pinkvilla
An emotional experience that takes you back to school
Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee might be a dream debut for most of its new actors, and their lack of experience helps us buy their performances. Even small nuances, like the changes in their behaviour as adults, come across as the result of evolution. Kishen as Vinoth gives a compelling performance and becom...(more)
Source: Bhuvanesh Chander, CinemaExpress.com