“The narrative, sadly, loses steam after an hour and begins to get repetitive beyond a point.
“ I highly recommend it.
“ worth watching, Kamal at his best as usual.
“ Plot Review : Its truly engaging how Saket Ram(KH) after being a victim of the Bengal Riots is made to believe by Hindu Extremist(AK) that MK.
“ An excellent portrayal of a slow change in a normal persons mind set.
“The way he lives his life as tough as that,his inteligence,his intense love for his motherland which overrides his mind even in the eventuality of facing a physical disorder which he has to suffer and also as a result of which he get bedridden is truly inspirational.
“ It's not flawless, but worth the watch.
“watching the movie, it's hard to say what i felt like when i walked out of the theatre.
“ The movie seemed to pick up some momentum when saket ram arrives in madras and the next half hour was really enjoyable - a pity he had to switch languages to marathi so soon !!.
“What makes the movie engrossing is a wonderful form of cinema that Kamal Hasan has rediscovered and it is called acting !
“ But, these are minor complaints, as the overall film is entertaining, touching and informative.
“ Kamal Hassan, one of the most popular & talented actors from South started his directorial debut with the funny & entertaining 'Chachi 420' where Hassan mastered the role of an old woman with ease.
“The movie is moving with slow pace through out.
“ Though at times we get the feeling that its gonna pace up, but it still moves in slow pace which might have disappointed some viewers and hence the movie couldn't do well in box office!
“ Because this is simply an engrossing 3 hr plus drama of the life of a person, the LoC between fiction and fact can go to hell.
“ It was far from perfect, but as other's mentioned, it was consistently watchable (it holds three hours of interest well), and features some bravura set pieces.
“ It also shows that compassion and sacrifice are needed in politics rather that populist rabble rousing.
“ Mind blowing music by the maestro illaiyaraja!!
“ Is it good or bad, I think its a completely rubbish movie that made me yawn.
“ Kamal Hassan's narcissistic attitude and self-indulgence have been responsible for the marring of this movie.
“ Although this movie clocks in at little over 3 hours, every second of this film is entertaining.
“ A lesser known actress, Vasundhura Das, (better known as a singer) is compelling as Saketh's second wife Mythili.
“ worth watching .