Poda Podi is a romantic musical film written and directed by debutant Vignesh Shivan, featuring Simbu and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the lead roles.
The score and soundtrack of the film are composed by Dharan Kumar, while cinematography and editing are handled by Nirav Shah and Anthony Gonsalves, respectively.
The film has been in production since 2008 and is expected to release on Diwali, 13 November 2012.
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Simbu returns with a power-packed role. Cameraman Duncan Telford is unarguably year’s biggest release.
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Movie: Poda Podi
Directed by Vignesh Shivan
Produced by Padam Kumar
Written by Vignesh Shivan
Screenplay by Vignesh Shivan
Story by Vignesh Shivan
Star Cast: Simbuas Arjun, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as Nisha, Samarth, Shobana, Ganesh as Arjun’s Uncle, Nick Thomas-Webster, Meena Latchman, Jeffrey Vardon, Santhanam, Premji Amaren
Music by Dharan Kumar
Cinematography Duncan Telford
Editing by Anthony
Studio Gemini Film Circuit
Distributed by Gemini Film Circuit
Release date: 13 November 2012
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Simbu starrer Poda Podi also marks the debut of Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in Kollywood. The actress has done a good job; thanks to the theme of the film – dance. Being a dancer, Varalaxmi was able to do full justice to the role.
Poda Podi is set in England where Simbu and Varalaxmi meet. Both of them tie the nuptial knot impulsively and minor misunderstandings crop up owing to their different upbringing. After a brief marriage and a baby they part ways following Simbu‘s dislike for her passion – Salsa. Varalaxmi‘s sole aim is to take part in a prestigious Salsa dance competition and win it while Simbu, being the typical Indian, doesn’t want his wife to do it as Salsa requires some intimate dance moves with her male partner. What happens next forms the plot of Poda Podi.
Newbie director Vignesh Sivan has handled the subject well. Despite being a romantic entertainer, he seems to have known where to draw the lines to keep the film from being sleazy.
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Simbu never misses an opportunity to display his physique and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar does enthrall us all with her dance moves.
Shobana and VTV Ganesh have fitted their roles perfectly well.
Positives: Director Vignesh Sivan has done a commendable job by handling the story very well. Varalaxmi‘s dance skills and Dharan‘s music.
Negatives: The BGM could have been better, and the screenplay faster post-interval.
In total: A good romantic entertainer for the youth.