Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Churuli Movie Starring Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinay Forrt, Joju George, Soubin Shahir, Jaffar Idukki.
Churuli Reviews
Ratings: 6.12/10

Score: 65%
Reviews Counted: 20
: 13 | : 7

Malayalam Churuli Movie Reviews.
Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery
Producer: Lijo Jose Pellissery, Chemban Vinod Jose
Writer: S. Hareesh, Vinoy Thomas
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 19 November 2021 (on Sony LIV)

Anna Mathews | Times of India: 3/5 | 6/10
Will the cops catch their man? If you are someone who likes to see a film as a work of art, more than as a compelling story, watch the movie for answers. But, on a cautionary note, the language is not family-friendly ... Full Review

The Indian Express: 3/5 | 6/10
Lijo Jose Pellissery has done a beautiful job of visually imagining the mysterious maze laid down by screenwriter S. Hareesh. Cinematographer Madhu Neelakandan has explored the picturesque scenery of Churuli from various and vivid angles, giving us a pleasant viewing experience ... Full Review

The New Indian Express: - | 8/10
A wild, captivating trip to a lawless world. Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Churuli is a more coherent and less ostentatious film than Jallikattu ... Full Review

Vishal Menon | Film Companion: - | 5.5/10
A Confounding Maze Where Amorality Is Paradise. It feels like the intent of the film is to leave us inside its maze-like structure without a chance to escape ... Full Review

Baradwaj Rangan | Film Companion: - | 8/10
Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Churuli Makes Us Walk The Tightrope Between Mind-blown And Mind-f*cked. Usually films come full-circle. But here, it's like a hypnotist's wheel. From the centre-point of the inciting incident, the narrative (and your head) spins further and further away into an unending whirlpool ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 4/5 | 8/10
Lijo Jose Pellissery's Film Seduces And Stumps In Equal Measure, embarks on a cinematic journey with a map that has no boundaries ... Full Review

The Hindu: - | 5.5/10
A roller-coaster ride down a never-ending spiral, a ride that is exciting in parts and confounding in others ... Full Review

Screen Daily: - | 6/10
The film is most successful when it is mining the fractious local atmosphere — the highlight of an evening’s festivities is a “slapping competition” which is every bit as entertaining as it sounds ... Full Review

Behind Woods: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Churuli, with its beautiful and extensive world building will give you a raw picture of a small village where people lose their way ... Full Review

On Manorama: 4/5 | 8/10
Churuli will throw your world into a perpetual spiral. Walk into Lijo's Churuli baring your values, and if that's a problem, then at least be ready to embrace the darkness that resides in the centre of your light ... Full Review

High On Films: - | 8/10
Like the phantom Perumadan, Churuli tries to distract you with its visuals, sounds, and non-linear editing. If you fall into its trap, you’ll probably lose yourself. If you don’t, you’ll be rewarded with goosebumps during its triumphant finale ... Full Review

FirstPost: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Lijo Jose Pellissery’s frustratingly abstract, sometimes intriguing trip to a land of reversed power equations. The elements that work for Churuli make it all the more maddening that director Lijo Jose Pellissery chose to say what he wants to say with such intentional vagueness ... Full Review

Deccan Chronicle: 2/5 | 4/10
When gibberish pretends to have meaning. Lijo, who has made Ee. Ma. Yau. and Angamaly Diaries, is a fine director when he is tethered to the ground and reality. Here he takes flight and loses the plot ... Full Review

Deccan Herald: 3/5 | 6/10
If Jallikattu tried to prove that man is an animal, 'Churuli' goes a step ahead to conclude that the human race is nothing but a bunch of criminals. “Is there anyone who hasn’t thought of killing or raping someone,” wonders one ... Full Review

Sify: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Churuli is raw and is not certainly for the faint hearted. The movie says that the real colours of humans come out once the pretentions or the ways to impress the society are over. It is powerful and relevant. Watch it! ... Full Review

Binged: 2.25/5 | 4.5/10
A Thrilling Premise That Leaves Us Unsatisfied & Confused ... Full Review

Silver Screen India: - | 4/10
In all fairness to the plot, there could have been an exciting film in this clutter ... Full Review

OTT Play: 3/5 | 6/10
A cinematic marvel that is spellbinding and mind-numbing in equal measure. Lijo Jose Pellissery’s latest film, Churuli, tests the boundaries of conventional filmmaking ... Full Review

Lens Men Reviews: - | 6/10
His decision to not spoon-feed the audience is what makes Churuli a different experience, and I really think a second watch can enhance the surreal feel it achieves by the time it reaches the climax ... Full Review

The News Minute: 3/5 | 6/10
This Lijo Jose movie is mysterious, funny but loses focus at times. Beautiful performances by Chemban Vinod and Vinay Forrt, humour, fantasy and mystery make ‘Churuli’ a charming film ... Full Review