Movie : Paayum Puli (2015)
Directed by : Suseenthiran
Screenplay by : Suseenthiran
Story by : Suseenthiran
Starring : Vishal, Kajal Aggarwal
Music by : D. Imman
Cinematography : Velraj
Edited by : Anthony
Production company : Vendhar Movies
Distributed by : Escape Artists Motion Pictures
Release dates : 4 September 2015
Country : India
Language : Tamil
Often, when a successful combination comes back following a success, it is bound to a critical situation, where the expectations get beyond usual paradigms. Pandiya Naadu was a blatant hit and everyone precisely anticipated something much better than their previous outing. Paayum Puli comes from the celebrated combination of Vishal and Suseenthiran, this time produced by Vendhar Movie S Madhan.
Remember, when was the last time we saw a film based on police officer who has to go through hurdles in completing his mission. Though unable to make a pick, we have witnessed similar movies many times in our movie watching experience. Paayum Puli is about ACP Jayaseelan (Vishal) who through his undercover operation manages to bump off three gangsters who have been responsible for the death of a honest police officer and many businessman. As the mission deepens, he is appallingly bound to a critical situation of his family getting involved.
Suseenthiran has proved his craftsmanship as a screenwriter and filmmaker. His narrative style always remains to be simple and convincingly conveyed albeit the momentum. This was too agreeable with his previous movies, which include Pandiya Nadu and Jeeva. Over here, the screenplay turns out to be little slower and too ordinary is few places. Say for instance, it’s quite a heroism to see Vishal bumping off three gangsters, but it could have been more powerful in depiction. Moreover, with Suseenthiran offering the twist too early, keeps the audiences hooked up with their predictions and how the film is gonna end. The final fight sequence is completely unwanted and Suseenthiran could have easily winded up with the scene, which would have really brought forth additional intensity and power.
Vishal as usual gets over the top performing his best. His action sequences are powerful and body language is commendable. Kajal Aggarwal doesn’t have anything to perform and it becomes too boring to see the actresses are merely used for namesake, but don’t have a strong depiction on the screens. Kajal was portrayed in a similar way in Suseenthiran’s yesteryear hit film ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’. Soori happens to evoke laughter in few places. Samuthirakani delivers a power-packed performance and he is sure to be one among the strong contenders for the nomination of ‘Best Baddie Award’. The one who plays the father role of Samuthirakani and Vishal (He shot to fame with his performance in Komban) does his role well.
Imman’s songs are at its best just like his previous combo Pandiya Nadu, but couple of songs are good. The background score could have been little better. But the stunning cinematography by Velraj offers more strength to the film.
The screenplay is filled with ups and downs that keeps distracts us and there is no depth that would keep us engrossed throughout the film. The romantic portions doesn’t blend well and since we find only cops and encounters, there seems to be a vagueness. While the film gets closer to the climax of 20 minutes, things get on right path. If Suseenthiran had managed to wrap it up avoiding the unwanted action sequence towards the end, it would have been picture-perfect film.
Verdict: Watch it if you’re a great lover of action films