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(U) (2016)



2 hrs 2 mins

Audience Review

132 Ratings

Release Date

19 Feb 2016
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews Updated: March 09, 2016 02:32 PM IST

Sethupathi Review

Generally, the life of an upright policeman will have its own set of dramas. One such interesting incident comes with a potential of putting Vijay Sethupathi's career in jeopardy.

Sethupathi is a one man show right throughout. Any actor playing a cop in an action-oriented Tamil cinema should be prepared to carry the entire film on his shoulder and Vijay Sethupathi does exactly that with elan.

Overall View: Overall, Sethupathi is an honest attempt by the team to produce a decent cop entertainer by infusing action, romance and sentiment. But what really makes the film work is Vijay Sethupathi's ability to shine throughout

Vijay Sethupathi's part as a father is also well defined and played. The two kids brim with pleasant innocence, and energetic performances.

Sethupathi is Nivas K Prasanna's first mass entertainer and the composer brings in variety and perfect feel, with ease, although, one of the romance numbers could have been chopped off to help the film's progress.

To sum up on a positive note, Sethupathi is still an enjoyable entertainer, with power packed performance from Vijay Sethupathi.
Verdict: A rehashed tale with good mass moments and energetic performances

‘Sethupathi’ is a tough cop who balances his job with his family life perfectly. An investigation into the death of an inspector from another station pitches Sethupathi against Vathiyaar a big wig in Madurai and the story is about the cat and mouse game played by the two told brilliantly.

Nivas K Prasanna’s background score greatly enhances the film and the songs too are pleasant with the mass Hey Mama rendered by Anirudh taking the cake. Cinematography by Dinesh Krishnan and editing by Sreekar Prasad blend well.

Verdict You can welcome ‘Sethupathi’ with open hands for the brilliant performance of Vijay Sethupathi and the gripping screenplay.

Despite the critical acclaim, Pannaiyarum Padminiyum did not set the box office alight. It seems Arunkumar has come back with a vengeance to prove how comfortable he is in making a commercial venture & his unique take on how to play to the gallery.

After a spectacular debut in Thegidi Nivas sort of faded into oblivion not signing any projects. But like Arun it looks he has been biding his time to come with the right project and he delights us with his riveting background score that play a vital part in upping the ante during the confrontational scenes.

Verdict: The biggest strength of Sethupathi is that it is an intelligent cop thriller which is never an assault on our senses. Even when the script necessarily plays to the gallery, it does so with a charming ease bucking the trend that is associated with cop thrillers.

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