Pattaya Kelappanum Pandiya Movie Review

A casual film for rural audiences

Reviews 5-Sep-2014 11:20 AM IST Top 10 Comments

Production: Mutiara Films International
Direction: S.P. Rajakumar
Star-cast: Viddarth, Manisha Yadav and Soori
Cinematography: T.M. Moovendar
Music: Arul Dev
Editing : K.Thanikasalam

A long hiatus after Vijay’s 50th film Sura, director SP Rajakumar makes his comeback wielding megaphone for Pattaya Kelappanum Pandiya.


Set in backdrops of Pazhani, the story revolves around a bus driver Vel Pandian (Viddarth) and his brother Muthupandian (Soori), who is a bus conductor. Vel comes across a beautiful girl named Kanmani (Manisha Yadav), working as nurse and falls in love with her. In spite of so many times trying to express his love, there is no reciprocation and he immediately decides a marriage proposal to the family elders of Kanmani. On visiting her home, Vel realise that Kanmani has an elder sister who is blind and she has decided to dedicate her life completely for her. Now Vel and Muthu get into the pursuit of finding a good life partner for Kanmani’s sister, so that his life would be settled soon with her.


With no laces of twists and turns, the film is so ordinary and it gains some good momentum with the comedy tracks of Soori, which is entertaining in many parts. The director places the film in limited locations like Bus and Tasmac shops, which is so much evident of low production value. But on pars, there is couple of locations for songs that are exquisitely splendid. While many films of the recent times seem to be a stark plagiarism of international movies, SP Rajakumar does what he knows of his creative spell and tries to impress the audience. Elision of action, blood, profanity and vulgarity makes the film more convincing and worth watchable for family audiences. But a few unwanted comedy tracks like ‘Dabra Set’ could have been avoided.


Viddarth has done complete justice to his role. Manisha appears in traditional looks, but in songs woos with oomph factors. Soori becomes the second hero as he keeps us engaged with his hilarious scenes. Imman Annachi is an additional attraction of comedy sequences. Ilavarasu and Kovai Sarala as the parents of Viddarth and Soori have tried their best to evoke the laughter.

What works?

1. Elements of family entertainer.
2. comedy sequences by Soori and Imman Annachi.
3. Beautiful locations

What doesn’t work?

1. Old style storyline.
2. little plain and non-engaging screenplay.
3. songs

Although the film lacks twists and turns, there are few pleasant moments in the film that might impress the family audiences, especially from rural areas.

Verdict: A casual film for rural audiences

Rating : 3/10

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