Manithan (2016) Tamil Movie Review | Critic Reviews

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Total Reviews - 7
Average Rating - 5.2/10
Yes - 4
No - 2
Neutral - 1

Critic Reviews Manithan

  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Gautaman Bhaskaran Rating-4/10
Ahmed’s movie is 25 minutes longer than Jolly LLB, and the director uses this time to incorporate what to me seemed like a romantic preamble to the courtroom drama played out by Stalin’s Shakti and Hansika Motwani’ Priya amidst the rural landscape of Pollachi in Tamil Nadu. Ahmed also introduces a new character, a television anchor, portrayed with admirable elan by Aishwarya Rajesh, who captivated us as the impoverished mother of the two boys in Kaaka Muttai.
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  • DNA | Review By -Latha Srinivasan Rating-6/10
Manithan is not your usual Tamil film so it is a slow watch. Given this, the film could have done away with one or two of the montage songs which added to the length of the film. If it had been trimmed down a little (10 mins or so), the pace would have been better. Manithan works because of the casting and the fact that one lawyer from nowhere decides to fight for justice for the have-nots. It’s a feel-good film that has you rooting for the weak
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  • Behindwoods | Review By -BW Review Board Rating-6/10
Climax dialogues, especially long ones loaded with sentiment are a sure winner with audience. You will spot a similar closure in this drama. In case of Manithan, if that dialogue had been coupled with convincing judicial aspects, the output could have been even impacfful. Nevertheless, overall an enjoyable fare! Manithan is sincere to its genre and sincerely strives to engage and entertain.
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  • Rediff | Review By -S Saraswathi Rating-4/10
Santhosh Narayanan's musical score is brilliant and attempts to tell the painful tale all on its own, but the drab visuals and the unconvincing characters seem totally out of sync with the music. Hansika, in her deglamorized avatar, looks just as pretty and Kakka Muttai fame Aishwarya Rajesh, who plays a news anchor in the film, gives a neat performance. Overall, director Ahmed’s Manithan is a rather ordinary remake of a brilliant film.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Anupama Subramanian Rating-6/10
Ahmed definitely deserves a pat for giving a clean film with a message and steer clearing away from clich├ęd kuthu numbers and double meaning dialogues in the name of comedy. Madhie’s camera elevates the proceedings. Santhosh Narayanan tunes looks repetitive but BGM warrants mention. Ajayan Bala’s dialogues are sharp. An honest attempt and a feel good film that is worth a watch!
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  • Times Of India | Review By -M Suganth Rating-6/10
 The decision to not localise the accused's family is also baffling; not only do the filmmakers retain the same north Indian names, but the patriarch is also played by the same actor who played the character in the original — Mohan Agashe. And the director overdoes some of the emotional scenes that make the film feel slightly manipulative. Still, the crowd-pleasing climax of the powerful being held accountable for their wrongs, ensures that we leave up with a sense of optimism.
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  • Filmi Beat | Review By -Avinash Gopinath Rating-5/10
Technically, Manithan is a delight to watch. Cinematographer Madhi keeps the entire film colourful and his interesting angles while showcasing scenes involving the court room is intriguing. Background score by Santhosh Narayanan manages to lift certain scenes up. Unfortunately, his songs have been imposed at wrong places. Though Ahmed's screenplay is good initially, the latter half of the film gets predictable, causing a nosedive to a perfectly launched missile.
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Udhayanidhi Stalin, Prakash Raj, Hansika Motwani, Aishwarya Rajesh, Radharavi, Vivek, Sathish, Angana Roy, Krishnakumar, Srinivasan, Cell Murugan, Aswin Rao
I Mueenuddin Ahmed
I Mueenuddin Ahmed
Subhash Kapoor
Ajayan Bala
R Madhi
Santhosh Narayanan
produced by: 
Udhayanidhi Stalin
run time: 
150 minutes
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Plot Synopsis
The film tells the story of a small time lawyer who fights a case against a top lawyer in court.