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Whistle (2019) Michel(Vijay) is the local messiah of the masses and often helps the poor. He has many enemies and who keep targeting him often. One fine day, Michel’s friend who is a ladies’ football coach gets badly injured and Michel is left to lead the side as a new coach. But the twist in the tale aries when the ladies in the team strictly do not want him as their coach. Why did they do this? What is the reason? Who is this Michel? What is his past and how does Michel train the team and win the tournament finally? To know this, you have to watch the film on the big screen..
Indiaglitz.com  (Oct 25, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

Whistle' treats football like a child's play. Some emotional moments in the second half might work for a section of audience. This one is 'Chak De India' dumbed down to the level of a cockfight between rival gangs in a village. The rom-com track is ske.

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Telugucinema.com  (Oct 25, 2019)
Rating:  2.75/5

'Whistle' is not a sports drama in the strict sense of the term. It is a mass-masala film. There are more action scenes than the number of goals scored by all the teams put together. Despite the predictability, the final portions make it a decent watch..

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Greatandhra.com  (Oct 25, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

Overall, the film is a watch for its last moments and grand visuals. This may appeal to Vijay’s fans but for regular audiences, this is another routine sports drama with mass elements. Those who have seen movies like 'Chak De India' feel deja vu. Bo.

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Teluguone.com  (Oct 25, 2019)
Rating:  2.25/5

Both commercial elements & social message are present in the movie. There is a lot of Tamil nativity in the film & the commercial elements have made the movie lengthy. The social message can be appreciated in the second half..

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Gulte.com  (Oct 25, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

Football games are shot well but are laughable without any excitement. The emotional aspect goes overboard as the director tries to squeeze in every problem faced by the women. None of those scenes are effective but serve commercial purpose. Whistle is a .

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Cinejosh.com  (Oct 25, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

All in all, Whistle has some Whistle Podu moments. But, the film is not a complete entertainer. This indeed is not the film we expect from the combo of Vijay-Atlee. More importantly, the football episodes lacked that thrilling factor which is mandatory to.

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Telugumirchi.com  (Oct 25, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

The sports stuff, for example, is mixed with drama involving various girls with different backdrops. It feels never-ending and too much at a time. Simultaneously, the actual sports stuff is too gimmicky, but it all never veers into the unbearable territor.

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123telugu.com  (Oct 25, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

On the whole, Whistle is an emotional sports drama that will surely click with the Tamil audience as it has relatable emotions, Vijay’s star-studded screen presence, and all the needed mass elements. The second half has good emotions and the message sho.

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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com  (Oct 25, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

It is overlong but the calculated attempt to turn the film into a women empowerment saga works. The film does however enforce the male saviour complex, but makes up for it when a female character, an acid attack survivor, gets the loudest cheer..

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