Paayum Puli (TAMIL)

PaayumStarring: Vishal, Kajal Agarwal, Samuthirakani, Soori and many more
Editing : Anthony
Music : D Imman
Cinematography: Velraj
Directed by: Suseendran

Susee is one director who moves from one genre to another in each of his films. After his ‘Jeeva‘, he joins hands with his ‘Pandiya Naadu‘ star Vishal and thus the movie gained expectations as their previous outing was a run away hit. Lets see whether this too manages the same status..

Jayaseelan (Vishal) is an undercover encounter specialist whose latest assignment is to eliminate a gang in Madurai who are extorting money from rich businessmen and later killing them. A senior officer who kills the gang leader Bhavani’s brother is killed in front of the public and soon Jayaseelan shoots almost all the members of the gang. But still there is one more person who is the leader of them all. who is that leader and whether Jayaseelan killed him or not forms the rest.

If a thriller takes its own sweet time in narrating its fundamental theme, then that’s a big let down for such a genre film. Sadly, this film falls under this. Adding to this is the love portions of the movie. Susee could have easily cut off two songs in the first half and could have used them to develop the screenplay. After giving all these, when a twist comes you don’t know how to take that forward. The twist is well utilized in the second half but half the damage is done in the first.

Vishal perfectly fits into the police role and also acted well towards the climax. Kajal, no comments. Soori tries to pace up the first half and gets partial success too. But the best of the lot is Samuthirakani. He once again gives a sterling performance as the politician who turns from good to totally bad and the entire second half rests on his shoulders. Imman’s BGM is okayish, Velraj’s camera excels mainly in the night sequences. Anthony could have suggested to chop of the songs so that the film could have been some 15 mins shorter. Dull screenplay in the first half falls before the strong second half, but overall treatment could not withstand before the entire picture..!! 🙂

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