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A Blunt Whodunit!

The intent to treat it unique within the thriller genre is appreciable, but the thin script with lack of depth in writing the investigation portions and backstory behind the crime make it a weak outing.(more)

Source: Ashwin, MovieCrow


An interesting yet slow-paced murder mystery thriller

The idea of the writer connecting Vijay Antony's personal loss and his trauma to the case that he's investigating seems great and does help make the screenplay a bit more effective. The second half, though, becomes a bit slow, and the writer makes us wait longer even after letting us know who the ki...(more)

Source: Logesh Balachandran,, Times Of India


It's style over substance for Vijay Antony's murder mystery

In an attempt to give the murder mystery a stylised treatment, the story of 'Kolai' is compromised. Hence, there is no desired impact while watching the film.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


A plastic murder mystery

Kolai also suffers from an exposition problem. The moment we are introduced to a character, Balaji tells us everything we need to know about them. And nothing is interesting about the characters in Kolai because they are all stereotypes. There�s a suspect who is more about flaunting his biceps, a me...(more)

Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman, Indian Express


Visually and musically rich attempt at a Tamil film noir

The film builds up good suspense till the interval but post that it goes downhill with its own contrivance. The villain using a recording of the victim's voice to throw suspicion away from him may have worked a good hundred years back. And so would the drama with the side door with all the susp...(more)

Source: Indiaglitz, IndiaGlitz.com

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Neer Kumizho” Sid Sriram
2 “Yaar Nee” Girishh Gopalakrishnan M.S.Krsna, Anjana Rajagopalan Listen
3 “Nesam Maruma” Mohan Rajan Anjana Rajagopalan
4 “Kelvi Mattum Thangudhey” Kaber Vasuki Pradeep Kumar
5 “Juke Box” Listen