Darbar is the latest Tamil movie to release in Indian theaters this weekend. Rajinikanth is back in 2020 with Darbar that releases across India on Friday, January 10, 2020. Clashing with movies like Chhapaak and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Darbar box office collections are set to be huge. Darbar reviews are out and here is a quick roundup of what the top critics have to say about the movie.

Darbar Movie Review : An engaging commercial cocktail of action and drama

M Suganth from Times of India writes, "Taking his lead from Petta, Murugadoss turns Darbar into a celebration of Rajinikanth, the Superstar. Though he doesn’t turn this film into a greatest hits collection like the former film, Murugadoss exploits the charisma and superstardom of Rajinikanth and gives us a genre film that is an engaging commercial cocktail of action and drama."

'Darbar' review: Rajinikanth is thoroughly entertaining in a stale cop film

Sowmya Rajendran from News Minute says, "Darbar veers into Lingaa territory (at least, that film was actually about a king) and feels dated. One really wishes that filmmakers would stop trying to bring back the "old Rajini". The man is close to 70 but is still very much in his game when a good script comes his way – consider how he has evolved with the years (and the audience too) and write something worthy of his abilities."

‘Darbar’ movie review: A charismatic Rajinikanth shoulders an okayish masala movie

Srivatsan S from The Hindu writes, "Darbar alters between a masala and mass movie, offering very little substance for the demi-god that is Rajinikanth. It is yet another depressing case where the star does more to the script than what it does to him. However, here is the flip side to the movie: it is, if anything, a celebration of a man who is nearly 70, and has been entertaining fans for four decades."

Darbar movie review: Yet another ode to superstar Rajinikanth and a celebratory film for his fans  

Sreedhar Pillai from Firstpost says, "The first half of the film is enjoyable mainly due to Rajinikanth’s style and swagger. However, the trouble with Darbar is that Murgadoss does not have a convincing story and the narration lacks logic."

'Darbar' review: Rajinikanth pulls through in a sluggish cop entertainer

Lakshmi Subramanian from The Week writes, "Darbar is a complete commercial movie, watchable for Rajinikanth. With a weak villain character, a long flashback, unending cat and mouse game and an emotional second half, Darbar is just a regular cop entertainer for Rajini fans."