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Ponmagal Vandhal movie release LIVE UPDATES: PC Sreeram, R Sarath Kumar and others hail Jyotika’s performance

Here's what critics, celebrities and fans are saying about Ponmagal Vandhal. The film, streaming on Amazon Prime Video, stars Jyotika, R Parthiban, K Bhagyaraj, Pandiarajan, Pratap Pothen and Thiagarajan.

Written by Antara Chakraborthy | Updated: May 31, 2020 5:51:31 pm
Ponmagal Vandhal Ponmagal Vandhal is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Starring Jyotika in the lead role, Ponmagal Vandhal is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film also features R Parthiban, K Bhagyaraj, Pandiarajan, Pratap Pothen and Thiagarajan.

After the coronavirus-induced lockdown led to the closing of all theaters across the country, some films are being released on OTT platforms.

Directed by JJ Fredrick, Ponmagal Vandhal is a courtroom drama where Jyothika’s Venba is fighting for justice.

In an interview with, Jyothika spoke about her recent movie choices and said, “I think I have become more responsible. I have kids, and I want them to be proud of me. I have friends from different circles of life – working and non-working. I learn a lot, and I feel that a lot has to be spoken. I would like to be a voice. And I think women still need that support. I have been blessed and lucky to get some scripts. When I get them, I really leave no stone unturned to get them out there.”

She added, “I want to be part of a film because me being part of it makes that film big. I leave my kids back home, and I want to feel like I am doing some good work when I step out. And I want to tell my children and family the quality work I do every morning.”

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16:44 (IST)29 May 2020
'Absolutely brilliant direction'

User @bhatiasumeet681 shared via Twitter, “Just finished watched. Parthiban and Thiagrajan along with Jyothika take the acting honours here. The confrontation scene between Thiagrajan and Jyothika in the house an absolute highlight.Absolutely brilliant direction. #PonmagalVandhal.”

16:24 (IST)29 May 2020
'Intriguing court drama'

“#PonmagalVandhal - A intriguing Court Drama after NKP. Obviously its a women centric film which was completed carried by Jyotika but its not a movie for Women its a movie for men and their parents. A perfect flick from 2D to be watched in home as a family,” tweeted user @Iamsriiiii.

16:05 (IST)29 May 2020
'One of the best movies of the year'

User @Mathancinema shared on Twitter, “#PonmagalVandhal one of the best movie of the year ❤️❤️❤️ mind blowing performance by jothika, excellent screenplay and direction by @fredrickjj and thanks for giving us the new wave experience starting ott release @2D_ENTPVTLTD @Suriya_offl, hope we get the glimpse in big screen.”

15:36 (IST)29 May 2020
'A strong film'

“A strong film. Just wonderful @Suriya_offl hats off. @rajsekarpandian what a powerful message #PonmagalVandhal @PrimeVideoIN definetly a huge reach to the people,” actor Nitin Sathyaa tweeted.

15:12 (IST)29 May 2020
PC Sreeram: Jyotika carries the film throughout

Ace cinematographer turned director PC Sreeram tweeted, “#PonmagalVandhal #Jyotika  performance carries the film throughout  with her superb  performance. Ramji visual backs the Dir Fredrick narration.Best wishes to the team,#fredric @Ramji_ragebel @official_surya.”

14:57 (IST)29 May 2020
I want my kids to feel proud of me: Jyotika

Since her comeback in 2015, Jyotika’s movies have been quite varied. She no longer humours stereotypical female characters. While feeling grateful for all the opportunities, the actor says she wants to use her star status to talk about issues concerning society, especially the challenges of women.

Ponmagal Vandhal, involving a serial killer case is not just a thriller, the film also has an important social message, says Jyotika. Click here to read more.

14:27 (IST)29 May 2020
'Bold subject'

“#PonmagalVandhal OMG this movie superb 👌. I couldn't sleep last night after watching this movie.. Hatsoff to Director nd  Jyothika.. Bold subject nd Must need script at current scenario. Thank you so much giving best movie 💕,” tweeted user @acmanojcat.

14:09 (IST)29 May 2020
'Parthiepan scores well'

Entertainment tracker LM Kaushik shared on Twitter, “#PonmagalVandhal - @rparthiepan scores well as the cool & calculating opposing lawyer confronting the serious & emotional #Jyotika. We all know about his unique style of naiyyandi acting, pun intended lines & dialogue delivery - he showcases all that again. Give us more, sir.”

13:49 (IST)29 May 2020
'A dark, socially relevant legal drama'

USer @pudiharicharan tweeted, “Don't miss #PonmagalVandhalOnPrime. A dark, socially relevant legal drama that features #Jyotika in a powerful role. #PonmagalVandhal.”

13:28 (IST)29 May 2020
'Parthiepan steals the show'

User @SurendharMK posted, “#PonmagalVandhal With prominent directing talents part of the film, @fredrickjj, as a debutant, has handled the ensemble cast well. @rparthiepan, as usual, steals the show with his inimitable acting. @Suriya_offl's voice over at the end brings to light some alarming facts.”

13:06 (IST)29 May 2020
Planning to watch Ponmagal Vandhal? Check out the trailer first

12:49 (IST)29 May 2020
'Awesome screenplay and story'

User @Sahash60286676 shared on Twitter, “It's an Awesome Screenplay and story. At this time we need a movies like this. Thanks to the director and the team of PonmagalVandhal.#PonmagalVandhal.”

12:33 (IST)29 May 2020

“#PonmagalVandhal Superb. Every Boy should learn how to behave with a Girl. #Jyothika Performance Peaks. Her Screen Presence is very much better than so called Female Superstars right now in the Film Industry. Give it a shot guys@Suriya_offl,” shared user @southindianbo on Twitter.

12:18 (IST)29 May 2020

User @share_gv tweeted, “#PonmagalVandhal #PonmagalVandhalOnPrime #childabuse #wowed Extraordinary flim #MustWatch thanks @PrimeVideoIN for bringing this.”

12:01 (IST)29 May 2020
Ponmagal Vandhal: Our verdict

Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta rated the film 2 stars out of 5 and wrote in her review, “Jyotika carries the film with her performance, but you wish she varied the mix of pain-sorrow-determination: after a point it becomes one-note.” She further added, “Wanting to make films about important issues is important, but the execution is even more important.”

Read more | Ponmagal Vandhal review: Jyotika-starrer is let down by muddled writing

11:46 (IST)29 May 2020
'Loved the film'

“Just loved the film #PonmagalVandhal @fredrickjj bro , amazing #jothika mam's screen presence , @govind_vasantha amazing background score ,waiting to see more @2D_ENTPVTLTD script oriented films ,Must watch on @PrimeVideoIN  ,Kudos to the whole team,” shared user @its_tjbala on Twitter. 

11:34 (IST)29 May 2020
'Brilliant performance from Jyotika'

User @imharish_007 posted via Twitter, “Watched #PonmagalVandhal now, was blown away by the message it carries.,brilliant performance from #Jyotika ma'am. Congratulations & thank u  @Suriya_offl sir for a wonderful movie.”

11:18 (IST)29 May 2020
Ponmagal Vandhal leaked online by Tamilrockers

The courtroom drama, which stars Jyotika in the lead role, has become the latest victim of Tamilrockers. The piracy website has been a troublemaker for film and TV production companies for a few years now as it tends to leak all the latest releases. Interventions by law enforcement agencies and courts have not managed to stop it.

10:55 (IST)29 May 2020
'Brilliant film'

“#PonmagalVandhal brilliant film. Very important msg conveyed through the film,which every girl must know n learn #Jyothika mam such a powerful performance always proud of u hats off to the youngster dir for conveying such a strong msg Thumbs up @fredrickjj  @2D_ENTPVTLTD @Suriya_offl,” posted user @actor_kashmira on Twitter.

10:40 (IST)29 May 2020
Simran wishes the Ponmagal Vandhal team luck

Not just Ponmagal Vandhal, movies like Penguin, Law, French Biryani, Sufiyum Sujatayum, Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi are also being released on Amazon Prime Video.