Communism is always welcomed with pride among the societies and filmmaker SP Jhananathan has been strongly proceeding conveying the ideologies through his movies. This time, with Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai, he strikes strongly with a punch of serious social issue. Starring Arya, Vijay Sethupathi and Shaam in lead roles, the film also features Karthika Nair in important character. Released by UTV Motion Pictures worldwide, the film travels strongly on the characters involving the death penalty of an International criminal.
The film opens with Arya, an international criminal sentenced to 3-times death penalty for committing unbearable crimes like attempt to attack on Indian Military and many more. A vibrant and strong hearted IPS officer (Shaam) has been assigned by Supreme Court to carry the execution and they look up for an experienced hangman and finally zero in Yamalingam (Vijay Sethupathi). The complete film revolves around these three characters and on the other end, there happens to be a group of Arya’s acquaintances including Karthika Nair planning for his prison break.
Very hard to make such a film and not everyone can easily pick up such an unique concept. It really needs a lot of rhetoric writing and lots of research work. Firstly, we would like to mention that Art Department of this film is sure to win National awards for such a grand work of naturalistic touch to the Chennai Central Prison. Secondly, it’s the characterisation sketched by Jhananathan. Who stands out at the best is all these characters played by Arya, Shaam and Vijay Sethupathi. Vijay Sethupathi’s performance during the final moments of this film is extraordinary and his dialogues are marvellous. Shaam gives a super style performance with his mannerisms and iconic performances. For the first time, Arya brims himself with an incredulous spell and he astonishes us in many places. The most highlighting sequences in this film are the ones that we see during last 20 minutes including the climax that leaves lump in our throats.
The backgrounds score by Srikanth Deva is mind-boggling in many places, which includes the second half situations that are bound with more elegance and substantiality. Cinematography by Ekambaram is transfixing that offers the rugged and rustic ambience through visuals.
On the whole, Purampokku Engira Podhuvadamai is a marvellous film that carries sensationally striking message with more punch of overpowering performance and good dialogues. If the film was trimmed with deletion of some songs and few unwanted scenes, it would be more appealing.
Verdict: Electrifying and Stupendous show by Jhananathan.