Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Karnan Movie Starring Dhanush, Lal Paul, Natarajan Subramaniam, Yogi Babu, Rajisha Vijayan.
Karnan Reviews
Ratings: 7.9/10

Score: 100%
Reviews Counted: 22
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Kollywood Tamil Karnan Movie Reviews.
Director: Mari Selvaraj
Producer: Kalaipuli S. Thanu
Writer: Mari Selvaraj
Genre: Action, Drama
Release Date: 9 April 2021

Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times: - | 10/10
Dhanush’s film is a powerful, bold portrait of caste-based riots and police brutality. Karnan will definitely go down as one of the most powerful films of Tamil cinema in recent years ... Full Review

M Suganth | Times of India: 4/5 | 8/10
Karnan is a powerful tale of defiance against oppression ... Full Review

The Indian Express: 5/5 | 10/10
This film needs to be experienced emotionally and visually. It is an approximation of generations of sufferings of people, who have been subjected to unspeakable atrocities owing to where they belong in the caste hierarchy ... Full Review

The New Indian Express: - | 8/10
Mari Selvaraj’s dance of defiance makes for glorious cinema. The character’s name, Kannabiran, leaves you with little doubt on the mythological character considered to be god who is being referenced, and in a sense, criticised ... Full Review

Baradwaj Rangan | Film Companion: - | 7.5/10
Like Pariyerum Perumal was carried by Kathir, Karnan is carried by Dhanush. This is a fantastic performance which is not very surprising but what surprises you is how many variations he brings in ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Dhanush plunges headlong into the role of a hot-headed young man at odds with the world and surfaces with a sterling performance that ebbs and peaks with the rhythms of the narrative ... Full Review

The Hindu: - | 8/10
Dhanush and Lal make a fantastic pair in a film that resists, rises and revolts. Mari Selvaraj’s follow-up to ‘Pariyerum Perumal’ is even more assertive, even more aggressive, and twice as painful to watch and introspect ... Full Review

Behind Woods: 3.25/5 | 6.5/10
Dhanush and Mari deliver a strong statement against oppression through Karnan. Must watch ... Full Review

Galatta: 3.25/5 | 6.5/10
Dhanush's top-class performance and Mari Selvaraj's outstanding execution make Karnan a brilliant film! ... Full Review

Nettv4u: 3.25/5 | 6.5/10
Karnan is a good social drama that impresses the audience with its finely narrated scenes, the stars' performance, music and camera work. Karnan – watch-worthy! ... Full Review

Movie Crow: 4/5 | 8/10
The only complaint might be the gruesome violence portrayed but it cannot be taken away from the film as it is an outcome of a suppressed man’s anger & desperation against injustice ... Full Review

Only Kollywood: 3.5/5 | 7/10
An authentic, arresting drama pinned with Dhanush’s stellar act! ... Full Review

Sakshi Post: 4/5 | 8/10
Dhanush as Karnan has delivered a spellbinding performance which will remain etched in the minds of fans forever ... Full Review

FirstPost: 4.5/5 | 9/10
Dhanush, Mari Selvaraj deliver an audacious film about a community’s fight for dignity. Mari Selvaraj takes a giant leap with Karnan, arguably more gut-wrenching and bold in its messaging than Pariyerum Perumal ... Full Review

Deccan Herald: 3.5/5 | 7/10
You just don't focus on the subject but appreciate the art as well. Selvaraj's visual storytelling is irresistibly good ... Full Review

Sify: 4/5 | 8/10
Thought provoking & hard-hitting. Karnan clearly belongs to Dhanush and it is a cakewalk for him ... Full Review

Cinestaan: 4/4 | 10/10
Powerful portrayal of caste-based riots and police brutality. Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan, which features Dhanush in one of his fiercest roles, is a bold portrait of a flawed system that lets down its people ... Full Review

Zoom TV: 4/5 | 8/10
Mari Selvaraj has completely packed a mass entertainer with a lot of mindful thoughts throughout the film ... Full Review

India Glitz: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Go for this masterfully crafted film that will linger in your memory for a long time. What works best in 'Karnan' is the director's unrelenting focus on the subject he is handling and going all out to create his vision on screen ... Full Review

The Week: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Mari Selvaraj, Dhanush deliver a chilling drama of defianceSelvaraj has sculpted each character with the finest details ... Full Review

Lens Men Reviews: - | 8/10
The rise of the oppressed is the ultimate theme of Karnan. And through several pumping visuals and a smartly constructed screenplay, Mari Selvaraj attains that ... Full Review

The News Minute: 4.5/5 | 9/10
Dhanush leads a hard-hitting film on caste. Mari Selvaraj's film draws out the interlocking barricades that caste, lack of access, police brutality and power impose on the lives of many people ... Full Review