Watch it for the slick presentation and solid acting that's on display. Nevertheless, Santhakumar makes a confident debut and delivers a brave, engaging film that shouldn't be missed. On the whole Mounaguru works as an intelligent, taut thriller that sustains dramatic tension throughout.(more)
Source: MovieBuzz, Sify.com
A superb action thriller and Arulnidhi fits in the character of a silent young man turning the red-eyed angry man.Iniya of ‘Vaagai Sooda Vaa’ fame gives an understanding performance.(more)
Source: Movie Reviewer, Super Good Movies
Taut, unwavering suspense thriller!
Mounaguru is one of the prototype thrillers to come out of Kollywood. We have watched many English movies and admired the way they follow the central plot without spoiling the soup with too much romance, sentiment and comedy. This is a Tamil film that does the same. But, the problem with leaning far too much into one genre is that you may alienate the followers of the others. Yes, Mounaguru is for those who love suspense thrillers. There is not much for those who look for ‘all round’ entertainment. It’s sensible, it’s thrilling. (more)
Source: Movie Reviewer, Behindwoods.com
Mouna Guru - Gripping Silence
'Mounaguru' is no doubt a worthy attempt by Santhakumar. The filmmaker makes us wonder whether this is really his first venture. And that's what we call the power of silence.(more)
Source: Movie Reviewer, IndiaGlitz.com
Mounaguru: Worth watching
Mouna Guru is one of the small gems of Tamil cinema this year. It marks a promising debut for Shantakumar and advances Arulnidhi's career. Worth checking out if you like crime thrillers. A word of warning though. Some sequences may be inappropriate for children. (more)
Source: Karthik, Blog Review
Hats off to the Santhakumar.
Overall, it’s a worth watching movie for the pennies you pay. Don’t go for references looking out for similar tales in Hollywood or international cinemas. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the flick. (more)
Source: Richard Mahesh, Top10Cinema
An engrossing fare despite its flaws!
Like his mentor Dharani, Santhakumar has attempted to take the movie’s script on a fast-forward mode. (more)
Source: Movie Reviewer, Chennai Online
Sometimes we get to see few surprise packages in Tamil Cinema and this is one of them! Mouna Guru is one such small budget surprise gems in recent times(more)
Source: Movie Reviewer, galatta.com
Mouna Guru is Good
Mouna guru is a well-intentioned thriller that keeps you glued to your seat, which is more than I can say for most Tamil movies.(more)
Source: Rohit Ramachandran, Nowrunning
A gripping crime-thriller that definitely warrants a watch.
Slick and stylised, ‘Mounaguru’ is a gripping crime-thriller that definitely warrants a watch.(more)
Source: Malini Mannath, Indian Express
Mounaguru is a must watch
Mounaguru, directed by debutant director Shantakumar is one such. It has everything that might count as a cliche but the marvel of it is that it never descends into mediocrity or becomes predictable. (more)
Source: Pavithra Srinivasan, Rediff.com