Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai Movie Review – An action flick with a strong political message

Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai Review and Rating

Director SP Jananathan has delivered some of the best movies in the past and most of them had a strong message, dealing with social issues. 'Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai' is no different which has an amazing star cast, great art direction and a sensitive subject about communists that others dare to touch.

Release date: May 15, 2015Genre: Feature Film
Cast: Arya, Shaam, Vijay Sethupathi, Karthika NairDirector: S. P. Jananathan
Writter: S. P. JananathanMusic Director: Varshan, Srikanth Deva (Background score)
Editer: N.Ganesh KumarCinematography: N.K.Ekambaram
Production Company: Binary Pictures UTV Motion PicturesDistribution: UTV Motion Pictures
CBFC Rating: U/ARunning Time: 2 Hrs 40 Mins

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • . Brilliant art direction

  • . Perfect execution of their roles by Vijay Sethupathy, Shaam and Arya

  • . Karthiga's notable performance

  • . Hard hitting storyline

What's not?
  • . Slow paced screenplay

  • . Unnecessary songs that should have been avoided

Arya is an adamant communist fighter who fights for a good cause but is sentenced to death for trying to bomb in Kashmir. Shaam is in charge of executing the hanging and because of protocols he hires Vijay Sethupathy to do it, as he is the only able person. But, things don't go as planned.

The Cast

Shaam is picture perfect as a police officer and he is different from his earlier role in 'Kick'. It's different to see Arya in a serious role while Vijay Sethupathy grabs your attention with comical one liners and some emotional sequences. Karthiga is at her best in a role that seldom heroines get.

The Team

While director SP Jananathan deserves applause for touching a sensitive subject, the screenplay is not so tight and engaging. The movie entertains in bits and parts. Amazing art direction with realistic jail setup and technical details are done incredibly but the annoying songs besides slow narration should have been avoided.

The subject is universal and the limited budget shows at times when trying to film Hollywood style action sequences yet the team has done their best. Music is mediocre while cinematography is brilliantly carried out.

Bottom line – An out of the box storyline that will entertain pure cinema lovers.

Certified Fresh – Yes!

Stars – 3.5/5