The travails of a youth who falls in love with every girl he comes across and the rejections he faces have been narrated in a lighter vein. Be it among his friends, celebrating the death of an elder in the locality, boasting himself or surrendering meekly to his opponent in a gang war, he is immpresive. The news is conveyed to his son, Major Surya Surya who is part of a rescue mission. Almost all the characters are played by the newcomers and it is the mastery over the medium of Ranjith that manages to extract the best from the team. The scene simplifies a little when the rowdy who runs quarries against the government norms, Simmakal Ravi, hacks down the others for monopoly. Divya Spandana with her girl-next-door looks performs a role that lightens up a depressed protagonist with good effect. A reckless Surya then starts smoking, drinking and becomes a horrible drug addict.
One can understand the director's angst at losing a parent, and trying to make a film about the loss, but then the man's father enigma never takes center stage throughout the film. Dinakaran tries to revive his love for her. Nanditha is bubbly and energetic. Debutant Dinesh plays the lead role who is a real reflection of youngsters coming from such areas. Then the military bug bites him and he joins the armed forces.
She is homely and gives her best on screen. When his protege Pa Ranjith forays independently as filmmaker, he has done his mentor proud by giving a similar movie that is entertaining and catchy. She gets acquainted with him again and they become thick pals. The hero goes to the railway station to pick a friend who owns a car that Karthi and his friends drive. Set around the lives of youngsters in rural areas around Chennai, the Attakathi movie has funny moments to keep you glued to your seats. From here starts the real road trip of 'Paiyya' in full throttle.
The interval block is centred with an amazing fight sequence. The car is their home as long as the journey happens. Does time wither away the association they had had? The story starts off with a senior citizen Krishna Surya getting his hair trimmed in a saloon only to die after reaching home. Karthi is a guy who is easy on life and has a 'thennavatu' attitude On one such occasion of a job hunt, Karthi spots Tamannah Charulatha while getting down the bus and falls for her instantly. When they pause for refueling, Tamannah asks Karthi to buzz off leaving her uncle behind. She reveals her plans to study in America and her preparations to leave in a week's time.
Accepting the travel, Karthi takes off in the black Mitsubishi Lancer along with his guests. His parents take care of him through these torrid times. We all know what kind of films director Venkat Prabhu can present - cool themes that would lure youngsters. The story is narrated through montage sequences - the time his father had met his mother in college as told to him by his mother and the innovative way he had made known his love for her - his birth and the way he had always looked up to his dad as a real hero - his sister's birth and the happy little family that they were - his peek at adolescence - his misadventures and the moment he was engulfed by the electric sensation of love etc. He goes in to rewind mode and reminds himself of the villain Milind Soman.
Dinakaran is the highlight of the movie. An unfortunate incident happens and Megna dies. He has ensured that the film is no tear-jerker and the scenes drive the story. The rest of the cast including Velu Dinakaran's father and Meenakshi Dinakaran's mother are tailor-made for the respective roles. . Assisted by Abishek Sortey All songs composed by Vivek-Mervin Film: Gulaebaghavali Starcast: Prabhu Deva, Hansika Motwani, Revathi Director: Kalyaan Music: Vivek-Mervin Cinematographer: Anand Kumar Editor: Vijay Velukutty Producer : K.
His parents even want him to go away somewhere to find himself and come back as the person that he really is. They do meet in America and the interesting character that he is wins Megna's heart. While waiting for his friend to arrive, Karthi sees the terribly tensed Tamannah with her uncle, who mistake Karthi to be a cab driver and ask him to drop them at Chennai. The scenes that Vishal and Lakshmi share are cute and lighthearted. Ranjith deserves a pat for touching upon the lives of the young from the semi-urban areas, perhaps for the first time on screen.
The rest is all but how some funny moments in his life until he joins a college where he comes across Poornima again. However, it is not love story that forms the main thread of this film. Sameera Reddy has been casual and fits the role aptly. And then he is off to America, not for a career, not for studies but to win his girl's heart and marry her. Loss of such a good ally and his beloved brother transforms the innocent introvert Vishal into a hero seeking revenge, which forms the crux of 'Pandianadu'.