Rating: 4, Site: theweek
Thallumaala may have been a film written by a millennial, but it truly is a film for and is about Gen Zers. The kind of language they use, the people they celebrate and the kind of entertainment avenues they have—all these find a space in Thallumaala. At the same time, it also ensures passing the Riz test while representing the Muslim lives of Malabar.
Rating: 3/5, Site: indianexpress
On the surface, Thallumaala offers a lot of fun and entertainment. It’s a youthful movie with Tovino Thomas managing to look 10 years younger by achieving a slim physique. Lukman Avaran, Austin Dan and Adhri Joe are effortless. Shine Tom Chacko as Regi Mathew gets his fair share of screen-time as a man who knows what’s right but is also convinced that there is no fun doing what’s right.
Rating: 3/5, Site: Thenewsminute
Thallumala, obviously, is not everyone’s cup of tea. It is experimental with a capital E. You can either enjoy it, or understand that this is something appreciable and just not your kind of thing. But if you are the curious kind, you’d want to know just what the H this is all about.
Rating: -, Site: lensmenreviews
Thallumaala is not a perfect film by any means. And it has some major pacing issues too. But as a mainstream cinema that wants to be a gallery pleaser, I think the visual language, refreshing style, and pacing give other filmmakers the confidence to go out of the box. Thallumaala is a mixed-bag entertainer that genuinely tries to be unique.