Pachakuthirai Review

Parthiban, the multifaceted personality is a writer, director, actor and producer. He attempts to tell a different story in his own style in Pachchai Kudirai. It is his own production in the name of his children - Abi, Kirthi and Raaki (AKIRA in short).


Parthiban is an atrocious ruffian who has little concern or sympathy for any living being. He is harboured in such a way from his childhood by his reckless father. He lives in a slum with his silently sulking mother. The locality is filled with people who have been affected in one way or the other by Parthiban's misdeeds and they all bear a grudge against him.


Parthiban attends a marriage and happen to watch the bride through a slit. He falls for the bride, Namitha, and creates a big scene in the marriage hall. He accuses the bridegroom of being a womanizer, who has cheated several girls in the past and stops the marriage. Then he offers to marry the girl. After initial days of intense lovemaking, Namitha is crestfallen to find that her husband is a care-free rogue and torments people around him.


One day Parthiban, finds out the hatred and animosity that all the people in his locality have towards him by feigning to be dead. This strikes an inner chord in him and he decides to turn over a new leaf. His friend advises him on ways to get good name from the same people who hated him. His good deeds in bringing water to the area, saving people from the fire, cleansing the school of miscreants etc., bring him good name, fame and love from the people. His wife Namitha who left him in disgust also comes back. In the end he eliminates two dreaded gangsters who were tormenting the people and becomes the darling of the masses.


The story is told in a lighter vein, with some rude shocks in between. The slum and its people are picturised beautifully. There is a shade of a mix of some of his earlier movies like Pudiya Pathai. Parthiban is easy and fluid in his role, with is own way of doing things. Namitha as the co star has done some revealing scenes and dance sequences. It is sure to swell the front bench, fan base of Namitha.


The music is good and the camera has been handled well. Parthiban has played to the gallery. He has struck to the recent trend of Tamil cinema, by choosing themes of the slums interspersed with mass support and politicking.


Parthiban, the multifaceted personality is a writer, director, actor and producer. He attempts to tell a different story in his own style in Pachchai Kudirai. It is his own production in the name of his children - Abi, Kirthi and Raaki (AKIRA in shor (3) - Rajaraman.R

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