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Producer-director Chandrashekar’s 66th flick Pandhayam has Nithin Sathya in the lead. Nithin who was careful in selecting the right script in his earlier films appears to have slipped this time.

There is no singular theme or accent in Pandhayam and the film abounds in illogical narrations. Nithin Sathya’s dad, unable to tolerate his son’s unruly and uncontrollable behavior in his childhood,
enrolls him in boarding school to inculcate discipline in him. Nithin, at the boarding school, is being accompanied by his friend and the duo grows up together.

Once in college, Nithin’s friend falls in love with the sister of Prakash Raj who happens to be a local raucous minister. Prakash Raj, not withstanding his sister’s love, kills her and her lover. To
settle scores and to avenge his friend’s killing, Nithin gets into Prakash’s household and schemes a plot and falls in love with another sister of Prakash Raj. When Nithin’s ulterior motive is known to
Prakash Raj, he wants to kill him. What happens to Nithin and Prakash Raj forms the rest of the story.

From the beginning to the end of the film, director S A Chandrashekar has completely and conveniently forgotten something called logic and fails to explain the reasons for Radhika accepting Prakash Raj as her husband when he has

completely wiped out her family members. Perhaps he may have considered the age old ‘Thali’ sentiment of Tamil films and must have thought that as an alluring point to woo the women population.
Unfortunately, this misfires very badly. To add further misery to the audience, antediluvian sentimental scenes torture them left, right and centre.

As regards performance, Prakash Raj does his role as usual. Nothing much can be said about the performance of others as the script has not helped them anyway. Patience of audience is tested in the name of comedy. Heroine Sindu Thulani makes a fleeting appearance.

The only saving grace in the film is its music especially the Kaadal Theeviravaadi number, thanks to Vijay Milton. But unfortunately, editor Harsha does not let the audience have even this small pleasure
of enjoying these scenes as he has cut shots much below the minimum frame range which leaves the viewer totally baffled to fathom what is happening on screen.

Ilaya Thalapathy comes as Vijay who is being directed by Perarasu with his trademark punch dialogues and fights. Nithin Sathya comes as Vijay’s fan and sings hosannas of him.


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