Hostel is a horror comedy directed by Sumanth Radhakrishnan. Trident Arts bankrolled the film. It is the remake of the hit film Adi Kapyare Kootamani. Ashok Sel

Hostel Movie Review

Hostel Movie Review Tamil Movie Review
Review for the film " Hostel"
Runtime: 2 Hours 09 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 28-04-2022
Genre: Comedy, Drama
2.25 / 5.0



Hostel is a horror comedy directed by Sumanth Radhakrishnan Sumanth Radhakrishnan is an Indian film director b >> Read More... Sumanth Radhakrishnan . Trident Arts bankrolled the film. It is the remake of the hit film Adi Kapyare Kootamani. Ashok Selvan Ashok Selvan is primarily a film actor, who has pl >> Read More... Ashok Selvan , Priya Bhavani Shankar Priya was born in Pondicherry on 31st December, 19 >> Read More... Priya Bhavani Shankar , “ Sathish Sathish is a talented and veteran Tamil actor who >> Read More... Sathish ,” “ Nassar Nassar is one of the multi talented actors in the >> Read More... Nassar ,” , KPY Yogi, Krrish S. Kumar, Aranthangi Nisha Aranthangi Nisha is an Indian on-screen character >> Read More... Aranthangi Nisha , and Ravi Mariya Ravi Mariya wears various hats that of an actor, a >> Read More... Ravi Mariya are cast in prominent roles. Praveenkumar cranked the camera and editing is by Ragul. Bobo Shashi Bobo Shashi is an Indian Music Director and Playba >> Read More... Bobo Shashi composed the music.


Kathir and Adhirshtalakshmi meet in a park. She finds out that he has some financial issues. So, she gives him a lump sum and requests him to take her to his hostel. Father Kuriakose is the hostel warden, who is very strict and wants people to be disciplined. Sathappan is his assistant. How Kathir takes her to the hostel and why does Adhirshtalakshmi helps him and wants to hide in the hostel are told comically in the rest of the film.

Star Performance

Ashok Selvan and Priya Bhavani Shankar did their part well. Nassar and Munishkanth form a good team. Ravi Mariya is neat in the given role.


Generally, all the remakes couldn’t make it big. Maybe some movies like Chandramukhi, Vasool Raja MBBS, and Papanasam make it big. Adi Kapyare Kootamani was a hit. But, Hostel couldn’t bring the magic which AKK created. Though the cast is good and the film is technically sound, some scenes seem to be derailed from the plot. A few scenes evoke laughter, and if some adult comedy scenes had been avoided, it would have become a family entertainer. The music gels well with the story. The visuals and editing are pretty decent.

What’s There?

  • The stars did a decent job
  • The film is technically sound

What’s Not There?

  • Certain scenes in the first half are not well shot


'Hostel' might have become a decent entertainer if some adult comedy scenes are not inserted. However, it is a one-time watch!