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Eeswaran review and release LIVE UPDATES: Pongal treat for Silambarasan fans

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans are saying about Tamil film Eeswaran, starring Silambarasan, Bharathiraja, Nidhhi Agerwal and Nandita Swetha.

Written by Kriti Sonali | Bengaluru | Updated: January 14, 2021 4:15:13 pm
EeswaranEeswaran is now playing in theatres.

Silambarasan-starrer Eeswaran has finally hit cinema halls. Apart from Simbu, the Suseenthiran directorial features Bharathiraja, Nidhhi Agerwal and Nandita Swetha in prominent roles. It is bankrolled by Balaji Kapa, K V Durai and M D Sharafudeen.

Eeswaran features Simbu as the ultimate saviour of his family and village. Going by the trailer and teasers, the film looks like an old school rural drama.

Prior to the release, Eeswaran had invited multiple controversies. One that grabbed the most eyeballs was the alleged harassment of actor Nidhhi by director Suseenthiran, who had reportedly coerced her into claiming that she loves Simbu. The incident had taken place during the audio launch of the movie, post which the director was slammed for his apparent inappropriate behaviour. Later, Suseenthiran stated that there had been a miscommunication.

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16:15 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Eeswaran 'lacks a strong villain'

Christopher Kanagaraj shared via Twitter, "#Eeswaran - Happy to see STR on screen, neat & settled perf. Bharathiraja & Bala Saravanan did gud. Nidhi 3 scenes & 2 songs. Lacks a strong villain. Village backdrop & sceneary super. Corona idea s nice. None of d characters hv depth. Loud BGM. Weak story & Flat Narration. AVG!"

16:01 (IST)14 Jan 2021
'Usual family drama'

Kaushik LM tweeted, "#Eeswaran 1st half: Keeping aside the content & other analysis, it was a moment of instant happiness when @SilambarasanTR_ made his entry on the screen & his name displayed in the title credits. With claps, whistles & hoots! Talking abt 'star charisma', he has loads of that! #STR." He further wrote, "@SilambarasanTR_ looks energetic & showcases his early days' vintage charm. @MusicThaman songs & BG score support the film as much as possible; he continues his good form. STR & Thaman-👍Usual family drama with lotsa characters, conflicts & typical elements!"

15:36 (IST)14 Jan 2021
'A template rural family entertainer'

Sathish Kumar M tweeted, "#Eeswaran A template rural family entertainer with mass scenes, sentiments and comedy scenes. @SilambarasanTR_ has given his best. Story and screenplay could have been better. Movie ends with unexpected climax twist." He also metioned, "#Eeswaran Kudos to director #Suseinthiran for completing a film within 28 days with planned budget, lots of actors, fight scenes and songs."

15:14 (IST)14 Jan 2021
'Eeswaran is gonna be a treat for all STR fans'

Harish Kalyan tweeted, "#EeswaranPongal @SilambarasanTR_ So happy for the entire team of #Eeswaran & especially its gonna be a treat for all our #str fans !!! @devarajulu29 @madhavmedia @DCompanyOffl @MusicThaman"

14:54 (IST)14 Jan 2021
'Put your mask on & go theatres near you'

Sharing a video message, actor Aadhi wrote, "Wishing you all a #HappyPongal and #HappySankranthi ! Put your mask on & go to the theatres near youuu #Master #Eeswaran #Krack #RedTheFilm"

14:24 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Silambarasan fans go gaga
14:04 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Fans celebrating Eeswaran's release
13:15 (IST)14 Jan 2021
'Perfect family entertainment so far'

@itisprashanth tweeted, "#Eeswaran Interval - Pinni pedal !! What more do u need for pongal ? Perfect family entertainment so far !! @MusicThaman's BGM , Charming @SilambarasanTR_ , fantastic @Bala_actor !! I'm just enjoying it !! 👌👌👌👌."

13:03 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Ruben shares best wishes for Eeswaran team

Editor Ruben took to Twitter to post, "#Eeswaran from Today. All the bery best master @editoranthony sir, dear @SilambarasanTR_ na, #Suseenthiran sir, Darling @MusicThaman, @AgerwalNidhhi , @Bala_actor, @DuraiKv & the entire team for a blockbuster."

12:36 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Sharwanand shares best wishes

Sharwanand tweeted, "Best wishes to my brother @ramsayz, Sravanthi Ravi Kishore garu, Director Tirumala Kishore and the entire team for the grand release of #RedTheFilm."

12:20 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Cast and crew watches Eeswaran with fans
12:06 (IST)14 Jan 2021
'Outstanding is just an understatement'

@DEEPU_S_GIRI tweeted, "Outstanding is just an understatement. Truly God level performance by @SilambarasanTR_ that stuns audience in each & every frame. Blending into the emotions of family sentiment and rising up to power packed action!! The last 30 minutes of the film #EeswaranFDFS #Eeswaran"

11:52 (IST)14 Jan 2021
'Thank you for choosing a theatrical release'

AGS Cinemas CEO and film producer Archana Kalpathi tweeted, "#Eeswaran team and @SilambarasanTR_ Thank you for choosing a theatrical release when easier options were available to you. Here is wishing the entire team a phenomenal outing at the Box Office. We are opening with sold out FDFS for #Eeswaran @agscinemas."

11:34 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Gautham Karthik shares good wishes

Gautham Karthik posted on Twitter, "Wishing @SilambarasanTR_ brother, @Dir_Susee sir and the entire team #Eeswaran all the best for their release today!Happy Pongal to all!!"

While it is too soon to say what kind of business would STR's Eeswaran do, especially since it has been released only a day after Vijay-starrer Master, the film fraternity remains hopeful that the two movies would greatly help in reviving Kollywood.