Synopsis/Plot : Crane operator Agilan is more of a harbour don who carries out illegal activities and transports. Gokul, a cop is appointed to stop him but with Agilan's ability to override all modern technology, puts Gokul's job in jeopardy and Agilan ends up getting arrested. What happens next and the reason behind Agilan's antics forms the rest of the story.
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Agilan is focused but is neither interesting nor exciting. It is the message that should have been loud and clear, but sadly it is only the background score that is loud.
The theme of the film about how the system actually functions in a way that it is easier to smuggle goods than to help starving people across countries comes through a dialogue in the climax. But it is a question mark if this message would have been the takeaway from the film without this dialogue ...(more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
Jayam Ravi steers Agilan to safety with his earnest performance
Jayam Ravi's performance stands out as he single-handedly carries the film, having put in a lot of effort in his body language and dialogue delivery. His presence as a rugged crane operator elevates the average plot. Although Agilan has the usual commercial tropes we've seen before, its backdrop mak...(more)
Source: Logesh, Times Of India
Agilan is watchable for Jayam Ravi's performance, good message and music.
Agilan is a film with fantastic performances and background score that deserved a better screenplay. The second half lags a lot while the first half is a complete opposite to it. Despite having a good message, not connecting well with the audience makes the film like a fantastic lecture in a classr...(more)
Source: Behindwoods, Behindwoods.com
Jayam Ravi shines in this uneven thriller bogged down by its social message
Agilan manages to suck you into the harbour world very effectively. Having predominantly shot inside a port, one can see the detailing that has gone into the visuals of the film. Jayam Ravi is earnest in a role that could�ve easily ended being his career-best. His efforts fall short because of the ...(more)
Source: Haricharan Pudipeddi, Hindustan Times
Jayam Ravi can't save this mishmash of ideas watered down by insipid writing
The film, at regular intervals, throws us curve balls in the form of nuggets of information or interesting subplots. �Right from the price of onions to stock prices, everything is determined by sea traffic,� quips Agilan while pointing out the influence of freight transport. Only when we think this ...(more)
Source: GOPINATH RAJENDRAN, The Hindu
Yet another formulaic film with a pseudo anti-hero
Agilan works and it is engrossing as long as the film was about the titular character even though he is flawed, and the film starts to fizzle out the moment the character starts becoming a template �hero�.(more)
Source: Kirubakar, Indian Express
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