Parandhu Sella Vaa – Tamil Movie Review

Directed by: Dhanapal Padmanabhan
Produced by: P. Arumaichandran
Written by: Sathyarajkumar, Payon and Dhanapal Padmanabhan
Starring: Luthfudeen, Aishwarya Rajesh, Narelle Kheng, Sathish, Karunakaran, Balaji
Music by: Joshua Sridhar
Cinematography: Santhosh Vijayakumar Prabhakaran
Edited by: M. V. Rajesh Kumar


Dhanapal Padmanabhan, who has debuted with a serious movie titled ‘Krishnaveni Panjalai’ a few years back, is back with a full-fledged youthful comedy and romantic entertainer.

The story is set in Singapore. Sampath (Luthfudeen), who is longing to get a girlfriend, gets a job in Singapore. He has the habit of falling in love with almost all the girls he meets. His approaches fail to succeed. His roommates (Sathish and his girlfriend and two others) make mockery out of his romantic experience.

Dejected Sampath sets up a fake love with the help of his colleague (FM Balaji). They utilize a photo of a Chinese model and create an impression that Sampath is in a serious relationship with her. The plan works and his friends believe that he is in love.

Meanwhile Sampath’s parents ask him to meet a girl (Aishwarya Rajesh) in Singapore and see if he would prefer her as his wife. Sampath meets the girl and likes her. They plan to marry each other.

Here comes a twist, the girl (Narelle Kheng), whom Sampath and Balaji uses to establish a ‘love affair’, finds Sampath an interesting guy and falls for him.

In another twist, both this Chinese girl and Sampath become unintended ‘actors’ in a reality show cleverly made by a local channel.

Who weds whom and how Sampath and Narelle Kheng get out of this reality show conspiracy?

Script analysis

Dhanapal Padmanabhan has made a film with a solid story and eventful screenplay. The characterizations of Luthfudeen, Aishwarya Rajesh and Narelle Kheng have been well defined. The story moves on smoothly with interesting sequences filled with fun. The story develops in a natural way. The twist involving Narelle Kheng just after the interval point is brilliant.

The second half is a bit too lengthy. The movie move fast but it fails to have a grip over the audiences. The aspect of reality show is the weak link in the script. However, the fun element and frequent twists make the movie interesting.

The movie has an unmistakable feel of youth. Singapore has been shown in an amazing way thanks to the cinematographer Santhosh Vijayakumar Prabhakaran. We can even say that no other Tamil movie has shown Singapore in such a beautiful way.


Luthfudeen and Narelle Kheng play the major roles and they do full justice to their roles. Luthfudeen is full of energy and he fits the bill well as a romantic youngster. Narelle Kheng is a surprise package. The director should be applauded for giving a Chinese girl a solid role and for making it appealing.

The girl does a very good job. Aishwarya Rajesh gets relatively smaller role but she impresses with her mature performance. Balaji, Karunakaran and Sathish have provided comical support.

Cinematographer Santhosh Vijayakumar Prabhakaran has added a lot of value with his spectacular camera work. Writing by Sathyarajkumar, Payon and Dhanapal Padmanabhan is among the strong points of the movie, the dialogues are enjoyable. Music by Joshua Sridhar is good. A couple of songs are soothing to the ears.

Positive points

Story and fun filled script

Negative points

Lack of gripping element
The weakness of reality show


Parandhu Sella Vaa provides us with a fun filled youthful entertainer added a special flavor of Singapore. Spectacular visuals and the fun element makes the movie appealing despite a few hitches.

Parandhu Sella Vaa: Clean entertainer

Rating: 3 stars

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