"36 Vayadhinile" aka "36 Vayathinile" has won the hearts of the critics. The Tamil movie has been appreciated despite minor flaws.
Critics have pointed out Jyothika's brilliant performance as the major highlight of the movie. It is a woman-centric film that projects the plight of a woman, who sacrifices her interests for her family, and her determination to reach acheive her goals after being ignored by her husband and daughter.
The movie is a remake of Malayalam hit film, "How Old Are You", which is directed by Roshan Andrrews who has done justice to his original version, according to the critics. Below, we bring you the reviews by leading newspapers and websites.
The Hindu Reviews: You could say the same for English Vinglish, where another actress emerged from retirement in a series of dazzling saris. Watching Sridevi there, or Jyotika here, you are reminded that, sometimes, a movie need be about nothing more than watching beautiful people swan around in 70mm. Read Complete Review
Times of India Reviews: 36 Vayadhinile is a remake of the Malayalam hit How Old Are You and the director, Rosshan Andrrews, who helmed the original as well, is pretty faithful in transposing the plot to Tamil audiences. Read Complete Review
Deccan Chronicle Reviews: Roshan Andrews has faithfully remade his original version and tried to recreate the magic in Tamil. On the flipside, the film reminds you more of a fairy tale stuff, especially the way in which Vasanthi becomes triumphant overnight and even gets an invitation from the President to meet her at Rashtrapathi Bhavan. Read Complete Review
Behindwoods Reviews: A film like this is expected to evoke women's empathy and root for the character, but sadly, it is a little weak on this domain. The first half glides through, but some sequences in the second half render a docu feel to the proceedings. Read Complete Review
IANS Reviews: Some films need to be appreciated for the impact they leave on the audience. In that sense, Jyotika's comeback film 36 Vayadhinile is the perfect example, even though you can't shake off the hangover of Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish in it. Read Complete Review
Sify Reviews: Who puts the expiry date on a woman's dream? This is one of the pertinent questions that 36 Vayadhinile asks. A warm welcome to Jyothika as she lives the role of a house wife, Vasanthi who sacrifices her dream for her husband Tamizh Selvan (Rahman) and 13-year-old daughter Mithila(Amirtha). Read Complete Review
Indiaglitz Reviews: '36 Vayadhinile' is commendable for the effort it takes at reminding women that they can indeed break the shackles that society has put on them, Its' attempt at warning about the poison we consume as food and its gentle reminder to everyone of the truth that Age does not matter to succeed in life. The three stars are for the above. Read Complete Review
IBTimes Reviews: Tamil film "36 Vayadhinile" hit screens on 15 May, much to the delight of Jyothika fans. And as expected, the actress had made an impressive comeback on screen with this family entertainer. Read Complete Review