Poi Solla Porom Tamil Movie

Feature Film | 2008
A remake of the Bollywood sleeper hit 'Khosla Ka Ghosla', 'Poi Solla Porom' is a hilarious entertainer.
Sep 13, 2008 By PVS

A remake of the Bollywood sleeper hit "Khosla Ka Ghosla", "Poi Solla Porom" is a hilarious entertainer. Director Vijay is Priyadarshan's protégé who earlier directed the Ajith starrer "Kireedom", a remake of the Malayalam super-hit of the same title.

The film also marks director Priyadarshan's foray into film production in collaboration with UTV. The cast is a mix of experienced and fresh faces. This is Vijay's second Tamil remake after "Kireedom" and it is praiseworthy that he handled it more sensibly and ably than "Kireedom". The story base is sold. The film has no item numbers, duets or stunts. Humour runs right through. PSP is a realistic portrayal the real estate scene in an urban area with the focus on the hapless middle class families.

With his life's savings of Rs 30 lakh Sathyanathan (Nedumudi Venu), a retired man, buys a plot to build a house. Far from helping his father realize his dream, Uppilinathan (Karthik Kumar), a software professional, is indifferent. All his endeavours are devoted to flying away to America. Before leaving for US, Uppilinathan and other members of the family go to the site to participate in the "bhoomi pooja". To their shock, a wall has been raised around their plot by a real estate agent Baby (Nasser) who is into illegal land deals. He claims that the plot belongs to him and demands Rs 15 lakh to return it. Sathyanathan takes legal steps and also turns to rowdies to get back the plot, but all his efforts end in failure. With his dream shattered and all his hard earned money lost, Sathyanathan is down in the dumps when his son Uppiliappan decides to pay Baby back. Asif (Bosskey), Uppili's girl friend Amirtha (Piya) and her father (Mouli), affectionately called 'daddy' by everyone, help Uppili. They draw up a plan to cheat Baby the way he cheated Sathyanathan. A land broker (VMC Haneefa) tells Baby that a land has come up for sale and it costs Rs 1.5 crore. Amirtha's father (Mouli) is introduced as the owner of this land. Whether Baby gets cheated or Upppili's family is trapped is the climax.

That it is a film with a difference is evident from the very first scene when Nedumudi Venu is lying dead with his sons, daughter and neighbours not bothering... As the film deals with the woes of those getting cheated in land deals, it strikes a chord. At the same time, even serious matters are told with a twist of humour and the film unit deserves a pat.

Nedumudi Venu gives a natural and touching performance. Director Vijay brings out the best in Karthik Kumar. He looks a real software professional. Omar, who plays the brother of Kathik Kumar scores over him in acting. Menacing Nasser wins applause in the last few minutes of the film when he appears in a state of inebriation. He shows villainy could be funny. New face Piya gets her expressions right though with borrowed voice. Mouli, who is back after a long interval, steals the show. His costume and dialogue delivery could have been better.

The film's big minus point is dialogue by Vijay. He simply translated Hindi words into Tamil. What the story requires is the dialogues _ their style and timing _ which Tamil audiences can understand. The climax is dragged with a few more scenes which are not in the Hindi original only to satisfy Director Vijay's urge for innovation.

Na. Muthukumar's lyrics, the montage shots for the tracks and the tunes in general are the highlights of M.G. Sreekumar's music. Gopisundar's re-recording score is very loud.Cinematographer Arvind Krishna does a fine job as also editor Antony.