Eppadi Manasukkul Vanthai received mostly negative reviews. Indiandragon of indiandragon.in said "Bull shit, Black list the director" and gave no rating. He stated "The director has no other real script to make a movie on, other than psychotic lover boys. So I am going to black list the director's movies, and advice you all to do the same." New Indian Express wrote "With a taut screenplay and well fleshed out characters, director Prasad (of Kadhalil Vizhundhen) has managed to keep his narrative engaging and fast paced. He has co-ordinated the work of his technical crew ably. It’s an impressive cast of actors who lend credibility and conviction to their characters." Nowrunning wrote "Eppadi Manasukkul Vandhai has an average masala story that is given superior treatment by an above-average Kollywood director. It then becomes a gripping crime thriller that is steered into the masala format, from time to time, for purposes of accessibility." The reviewer also noted similarities between the film and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). Sify wrote "The films packaging is what catches our eye with great camera work, rich locations and hummable tunes but sadly lacks a cohesive script and drags big time especially the long drawn out climax." Behindwoods wrote "Eppadi Manasukkul Vandhai has traces of Kadhalil Vizhundhen but it’s not the same love story. It has its heart in its place and the fact that Prasad has peppered it with enough plot twists and turns makes it worth a watch. It’s an engagingly shot, albeit not brilliantly performed, movie that might provide good time pass." The Hindu wrote "EMV doesn’t hold the viewer’s attention completely, mainly because Prasath has allowed ample space for avoidable elements."