• Anupama Subramanian
    Anupama Subramanian
    Deccan Chronicle


    Perhaps due to the simplicity of the politically charged plot, the movie overall can seem to lack a layer or two. But be not so demanding – by presenting the conflict involved in a death sentence verdict and avoiding much obvious didactics, Purampokku will keep you engaged and might make you take up a cause worth fighting for.

  • It is a good attempt from S P Jananathan, with respect to the concept of the film. But, it would have been the best if the film maker could have controlled all other departments too in the right way.

  • Raisa Nasreen
    Raisa Nasreen


    Overall, this film is interesting and engaging. Watch it if you’re a fan of political-thrillers, and if you have enjoyed S. P. Jananathan’s films in the past.

  • …is another film where the concept is laudable but fails short in execution.

  • Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai’ has its moments when the inmates & police officers nonchalantly trade law points at each other and the cat-and-mouse game between the Jailer & the Prisoner with the Hangman playing the innocent foil. However, the engagement factor goes for a toss as the film tries to take on too many issues.