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Maharaja
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3.00

Conveniently Written, Yet A Commendable Execution!

Gimmicky narrative and a favorable paperwork are the major shortcomings. The engaging flow and a cracker of a finale with punchy plot twists hide away the flaws and makes it an interesting watch.(more)

Source: Ashwin Ram, MovieCrow

3.00

An engaging but engineered film that works even with faults

Vijay Sethupathi is wonderful in his 50th film, and he has a well-written role at his disposal. The makers have definitely put in extra effort in conceptualising his character, as almost all actions that he does and almost all dialogues that he says have a payoff. And, regardless to say, the actor d...(more)

Source: Roopa, Times Of India

2.50

Vijay Sethupathi film is bogged down by convenient writing

'Maharaja' has a lot going on. Sadly, the hits and misses are not proportional, with the latter having the upper hand. These good moments get buried under dark humour, which hardly works, and many other shortcomings.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today

2.00

Contrived screenplay overshadows the few good things in Vijay Sethupathi's film

The film relies heavily on performances, and while Vijay Sethupathi shoulders the film as a taciturn aging man repeating the same thing over and over again, Anurag Kashyap, despite his best efforts, is terribly miscast in the film. His bad lip syncs are jarring. Though the editor and cinematographer...(more)

Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman, Indian Express

2.00

Vijay Sethupathi is stellar in this thrilling tale of a desperate father

Maharaja, as a story, is very engaging but it�s not without its flaws. The non-linear narrative can confuse viewers if they don�t closely follow the story. It�s not a straightforward crime thriller and that�s one of the reasons why it works to a great extent. With red herrings thrown in and intricat...(more)

Source: Latha Srinivasan, Hindustan Times

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