Merry Christmas Early Reviews Out: Netizens Say ‘Watch Without Comparing It To Andhadun’

New Delhi: ‘Merry Christmas’ is all set to release. As advance bookings for Katrina Kaif, Vijay Sethupathi starrer begin, some early reviews of the Sriram Raghavan film are already out. After the 2018 blockbuster ‘Andhadhun’, a lot of anticipation and excitement is riding on the success of ‘Merry Christmas’. Filmmaker Vignesh Shivan and some others who have watched ‘Merry Christmas’ are all praises for the film. 

Taking to his Instagram strores, filmmaker Vignesh Shivan wrote, “Absolutely awestruck by the outstanding performances from @actorvijaysethupathi & @katrinakaif in this superbly written thrilling screenplay from the genius @sriram.raghavanofficial takes us back to Alfred Hitchcock times @ipritamofficial’s music is another major pillar, the last 30 mins is just tooo good! Enjoy it in theatres from Jan12th! Totally proud of you Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi! You just held it all together with effortless ease.”

Film critic and trade analyst Sathish Kumar M also saw the film and shared his views on X, “#MerryChristmas is like a Vintage Thriller film with interesting scenes in the police station in the second half and climax with #SriramRaghavan’s style.”

An account on X( formerly Twitter) that goes by the name Delusional Amphibian wrote, “#Merry Christmas – A Slow burning mystery drama which takes its own time to setup, builds to a crescendo & then pays off in the final act. Last 15 minutes is the film but for it to work, you need to invest in first 1.5 hours. You might think where this is all leading to but only in the final act you get to know Sriram Raghavan was holding all the cards till the end. In the climax, with no dialogues being said (but still so much being said) VJS walks away with all the applause! Anything more would be a spoiler. Watch it without comparing it with Andhadhun.”

“Vijay Sethupathi and Katrina Kaif completely held and shouldered the first half of #MerryChristmas, which led to the riveting second half. Peak chemistry.” A tweet also read.

Cine Observer wrote on X, “#MerryChristmas is a slow burn thriller that moves at a gentle pace for the most part. @VijaySethuOffl looks absolutely at ease and @KatrinaKaifFB looks ravishing as ever. The story is based on a French novel. #SriramRaghavan takes his time to get to the gripping part @proyuvraaj.”

‘Merry Christmas’ has been shot in both Tamil and Hindi. Starring Katrina Kaif, Radhika Apte ad Vijay Sethupathi, the film will be released on Jan 12, 2024.