Paambhu Sattai Tamil Movie Review
This movie is a good example of a desperate producer procuring the dates of Bobby Simha while he was riding a wave with 'Jigarthanda', and roping in a newbie director to come up with a story to match Bobby's new found 'image'. Then, unfortunately, the 'inevitable' would have happened - Bobby's dates would have gone for a toss, leaving this 'less significant' project rot in the cans. I am not sure if I'm right, but after watching the movie I can't help but arrive at this conclusion.
The movie is about Dakshana (Bobby Simha), and his ambition to marry off his sister-in-law (Bhanu) after she loses her husband to a tragedy. Parallely he has a romantic track with Veni (Keerthi Suresh). His monetary needs force him towards an illegal route wherein he gets entangled. Did he make it out of the quagmire? Off course, he did!
On paper, this script would have been the perfect recipe for an actor who had the star charm just after grabbing a national award for his spellbinding performance in Jigarthanda. But, the movie like the devalued currencies as depicted in the movie had an aged appeal. Keerthi Suresh looked refreshingly young because this movie would have been shot before dipping her face into inches of face packs.
Also, Bobby Simha himself was not very convincing for the role. The wig he sported for the role was funny and irritating at the same time. 'Mottai' Rajendran's comic lines were astray. He can be an additive for a comic scene, but as the main comedian, he lacks that zing. Charlie as Keerthi's father was a silver lining in this gloomy narrative. His role as that of a scavenger was noteworthy but marred by trivial narrative elements.
The synergy between characters was also not convincing. Bhanu, as the matured and mother-like sister-in-law for Bobby, was not given enough canvas to perform. The movie was haywire with its narration unable to balance between emotions and action. The supposed to be thrilling portions were also very lethargic. The villain just leaving off the one who threatens to cause serious harm and then paying off at the end was the dumbest icing for this whole mess.
Music was surprisingly refreshing and good with some hummable tunes. Good work, super-singer turned music director Ajeesh.
Overall, this can be given a miss, as no one in the movie seems to have that conviction to perform what was needed. Bobby Simha should take a cue from the movie's title - shed the skin of stardom and recreate himself to don more meaningful roles. He should hang out more with the likes of Karthik Subbaraj!