When it comes to Boopathy Pandian films, you can expect a bunch of funny moments that is laced with action and romance. It has been quite evident with his previous movies and Pattathu Yaanai is no exception as it carries the same traits of the director’s previous films.
To start off with, the film has some elements resembling the film ‘Malaikottai’ that was directed by Boopathy Pandian with Vishal in lead role.
The film opens in Karaikkudi with Santhanam spotted as a catering cook and he employs a team of 5 members to assist him that includes Vishal, Jagan, Vada Poche Sarithiran and others.
When they lock horns with a local rowdy, the entire team escapes to Trichy for starting a new hotel there. However, things take a turn when Vishal falls in love with a school girl Aishwarya (daughter of action king Arjun). Vishal a dark past that revisits him on the course of conflict with the baddies, who come his way.
First things first, the film has a lot of comedy features and we need to appreciate Santhanam for his continuous series of jokes in the first half. The very moment he disappears from the screens post-intermission, it turns out to be a sluggish drama, but again, he is back soon to wrap up the film with climax. Especially, the final portions of the film that involves his humour is a big stroke, where he says, ‘Yaaruda Ivan, Colour Xerox Edutha Godzilla Maathiri Irukkaan’.
Vishal has to work a lot on picking the right kind of script. This one is passable in parts, but for him he really needs a big stroke to accomplish with his status as an A-league actor. Aishwarya Arjun doesn’t get a perfect launch and is a big minus to this film. The only convincing point is she plays the school girl role and it’s quite apt for her looks. The others in the star-cast are perfect and the humorous villains are a cherry-pick.
The musical score by Thaman is average with a couple of songs turning to be feet-tapping numbers. Both the cinematography and editing has been done with good depth, which keeps the momentum right in places.
On the whole, ‘Pattathu Yaanai’ is a worth watching film if you’re intensely looking out for a time pass entertainer.