During its theatrical run, the film was shunned by family audiences and critics alike for glorifying violence and its depiction of suburban lifestyle. The film gained its rebirth when audiences started to appreciate the anti-hero genre. Dhanush delivers a performance of a lifetime in this Selvaraghavan directed epic. The film trends on the internet almost every time during its television runs. The film is notable for the usage of fast cutting, a rarity in the editing pattern of those days.