A normal middle-class man, earning his living by driving share-auto in Chennai, falls in love with a girl living in his locality. The story takes a turn when he is wanted dead by 3 different people and the surrounding events that would change his life forever.
Running Time:
135 min
Release date:
15 March 2013
Directed by:
Produced by:
A. R. Murugadoss
Written by:
Sampath Raj
Music by:
Shot by:
R. B. Gurudev
Editing by:
Praveen K. L.
N. B. Srikanth
Distributed by:
Murugadoss Productions
Fox Star Studios

What’s Hot

  • Dileepan, as a debutant hero, brings a different package to the screen with his average looks and cool temperament.
  • The film has a strong supporting cast, boasting of some heavy weights like Sampath, Jayaprakash, Saranya and Jagan. In fact it would not be wrong to say that the movie is actually lifted by their performances rather than that of the lead pair.
  • The music by Gibran, though not as impressive as his debut album, is a plus for the movie. Songs in spite of not being milestones, are definitely hummable and are hence popular on Music stations on television and radio.
  • The stunts and the fighting sequences add significant value to the simple knot and help in creating anticipation among the audience.

What’s Not

  • The heroine’s character has not been well thought of. Anjali’s promising presence in the trailers is squashed by the dumb-blonde characteristic of the part she plays. At some point, it becomes absolutely pointless to have her in the movie.
  • The build up to the climax brings in a lot of expectations. However, the effort falls flat and the audience is left wanting more.



Verdict Stamp

Vathikuchi is watchable with a simple & interesting storyline, an able debutant hero & strong supporting cast, but the lack of punch in the climax prevents it from becoming a favorite.