Putham Pudhu Kaalai is an interesting Tamil anthology movie to release straight on Amazon Prime Video during lockdown. It is a combination of five short stories, all of which use the pandemic and subsequent lockdown as the backdrop to cover different genres. Here is a quick look at all the critic reviews for Putham Pudhu Kaalai on Prime Video to help you make the streaming decision faster.
Putham Pudhu Kaalai review: Amazon Prime Video anthology fails to deliver
Shubhra Gupta from The Indian Express says, "The lockdown and its impact has already been seen in many similar efforts by filmmakers around the world. But despite some perky moments here and there, this anthology remains mostly blah"
‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai’ review: Grin and bear the Covid-19 pandemic with Tamil anthology film
Nandini Ramnath from Scroll.in writes, "An epoch-altering epidemic might be raging, but hope, happiness and a new world are round the corner, Putham Pudhu Kaalai suggests, not always convincingly."
Putham Pudhu Kaalai movie review: A relatable, yet restrictive, collection of stories of hope in the coronavirus era
Ranjani Krishnakumar from Firstpost.com says, "In my opinion, the films of Putham Pudhu Kaalai are relatable and moving only because the filmmakers stuck to narratives they knew well. But that is all the more reason that we, as an audience, should demand films are made by filmmakers of varied backgrounds. It is high time that we saw narratives of Chennai (or Madras) outside of filter coffee, Carnatic music, the Hindu crossword — and the token pickpocket."
‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai’ movie review: A delightful look at life and relationships during lockdown
Srinivasa Ramanujam from The Hindu writes, "Karthik Subbaraj might have done a Rajinikanth ‘mass’ film, but his ability to pack in lots of interesting details in a limited time period continues to make him one of the most exciting filmmakers in Tamil cinema. He proves this yet again in Miracle. Life for two small-time ruffians is hard due to the lockdown, but they have a master plan to turn that upside-down. Does that happen? Bobby and Muthu have a lot going for them in this tale that is set in a radically different universe when compared to the rest of the stories. Do watch out for the twist that Karthik Subbaraj is famously known for."
Putham Pudhu Kaalai Review: Amazon Prime's Tamil Anthology Is Easy On The Mind And Eye
Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV.com says, "The final twist is pure Karthik Subbaraj - it brings the curtain down with a striking flourish on an otherwise anodyne anthology.
Putham Pudhu Kaalai is easy on the eye and mind but largely devoid of any radical breaks from the tried and tested."