Reviews for Veeram and Nenokkadine are coming out, as the films were screened at the Pongal festival.
Fans and professional reviewers have different takes on the films.
Let’s take a look.
Fans have been giving Veeram positive reviews on social media.
“Mass commercial movie mixed with action, comedy and sentiments. Wholesome family entertainer!” said one.
“Overall it is Thala all the way. His stylish and solid performance and his dare-devil stunts are a highlight,” added another.
“I guess #Veeram ll be a #Atharinitikidaredi kind of block-buster 4 Ajith. Haven’t seen such a superb entertainer for a long time since Singam,” added yet another.
Nenokkadine got pretty negative reviews.
One Twitter user called it “a wasted attempt.”
Another said that the first half was okay but the second was just boring.
However, some did enjoy the film. “Nenokkadine really ‘twists’ my brain….xcellent hollywood screenplay by sukumar n Mahesh action flicks are,” said Surya Chandra.
Veeram received a more mixed response from professional reviewers.
“After playing suave urban roles in his last few outings, Ajith is back in a mass avatar aimed at impressing the masses. He does that rightly so but in the process gives us a mediocre product that reeks of violence and lacks logic,” wrote Rajiv Menon on Desimartini.
On the other hand, a review on Rediff called it “a treat for Ajith fans.”
“Though there is no denying that the super cool, ultra stylish Ajith can carry off any movie on his broad and powerful shoulders, there is nothing remarkable about Siva’s Veeram,” wrote S. Saraswathi.
“With an ordinary story line, an average screenplay and characters that are all overshadowed by one man, the film seems like an ode to Ajith and should be dedicated to all his fans.”
Nenokkadine seemed to earn a more favorable response from reviewers.
It was called a “brilliant psychological thriller” by OneIndia, which added that “this film is sure to become a landmark film in Prince’s career.”
The Hindu also gave it a positive review.
“This isn’t your regular paisa vasool, masala cinema and may not be everyone’s cup of tea,” wrote Sangeetha Devi Dundoo. “If you’re willing to invest some patience and soak in the mood of a film that attempts to appeal to an audience that’s used to watching global cinema, 1 will not disappoint.”