‘Pariyerum Perumal’ Movie Review!

‘Pariyerum Perumal’ Movie Review!

Reviews 28-Sep-2018 3:58 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction: Mari Selvaraj
Production: Neelam Productions
Cast: Kathir, Anandhi and Yogi Babu
Music: Santhosh Narayanan
Cinematography: Sridhar
Editor: Selva RK

From the trailers and sneak peeks of this movie, Mari Selvaraj is stated to handle caste issue which revolves in most interior regions of Tamil Nadu and even all over villages in India. But everybody gets confused what the director tries to tell through a dog and what will be the movie imply about!


Pariyerum Perumal (Kathir) is a youngster who belongs to the lower caste community. He then joins in a Law College in Tirunelveli to study and become a lawyer where he meets Jothi Maha Lakshmi (Anandhi) who helps him with his struggling English language in the studies. Having friendship with ‘Jo’ who belongs to the higher community, what happens to innocent Pariyerum Perumal is the story!


Starting with a death of dog and ending with the help of the same blue colored pampering dog, Mari has played a magic in what he clearly wanted to establish in the screen. And generally even if a girl and a guy talks in any social institution and even if they don’t get any idea about falling in love, the society will definitely mark them in a negative shade. Handling the main issue of the society how much ever years it has passed away and transforming to different level even if a man is educated or an illiterate, the same issue follows in this society which is also an important aspect in ‘education’. Trying to tell about the vigorousness that people have in their evil minds because of caste differences, Mari has absolutely stunned with the perfect and rustic cinematography of Sridhar and nativity feel arising background score. One great salute for taking up by explaining that ‘how much ever hindrances come and how much ever society objects, if studies is there, everything will change’.


Owing the title character, Kathir as Pariyerum Perumal, should be labeled as the perfect lead for this story. Definitely we can say that it can be stated that this is an important movie in Kathir’s career for playing such innocent, lower community guy. Why he is avoiding without any purpose, why he didn’t come for her sister’s wedding even after calling with a special invitation, ‘Kayal’ Anandhi has added beauty to the screens with her performance. However having such different appearance which is hard to accept that he is a law college student, Yogi Babu has played with wits at the possible instances. The way of approaching to Kathir that he will be dead and this society will kill his daughter which involves more prestige among the people belonging to caste, Anandhi’s father has done an awesome job. Especially for introducing the dancing star from interior rural areas, Mari has took the right innocent street dancer and father character of Kathir aptly. Special claps to the terror and arrogant performance of the old man, ‘Karate’ Venkatesan.

What works?

1) Story

2) Involvement of the cast and characterizations

3) Music and Cinematography

What doesn’t work?

This movie had been made and portrayed in such a way there can’t be any negative cons to be pin pointed.

On the whole, with the trend of making movies in different genres like horror, thriller, commercial and romance, Mari Selvaraj has attempted to imply an unseen and strong societal issue with a proper awakening message.

Verdict : Perfect for watching if you want to feel and understand the ‘blue-ish’ reality.

Ratings : Ratings are generally avoided for ranking perfect and quality movies.

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