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The giant leap lands halfway
Paayum Puli is yet another cop saga detailing the hidden secrets, family emotions and betrayal, making it a typical Suseenthiran script. But ends as an ordinary commercial cop tale which doesn’t impact much.
Cast: Vishal, Kajal Aggarwal, Soori, Samuthirakani, RK, Jaya Prakash, Anand Raj, Murali Sharma & others
Stunts: ANL Arasu
Written & Directed by: Suseenthiran
Produced by: S Madhan for Vendhar Movies
Distribution: Escape Artists Motion Pictures
Release Date: 04-09-2015
Run Time: 02:15:00
The Kollywood industry finds new ways in attracting audience over the course of time, but the formulae followed by the directors take a long time to change. We may have witnessed a lot of unique plots and scripts but some go on to be big winners at the box office while some fail. Once the film gets to the screen, the success is to be decided by the audience no matter on what grounds. Be it horror, romantic or an action cop tale, there have been crusts and thrust considering the success financially.
Paayum Puli is yet another cop saga detailing the hidden secrets, family emotions and betrayal, making it a typical Suseenthiran script. Vishal, an undercover cop from a reputed family takes in charge to clean up crimes from the city and does it in his style. Though the film is convincing, it is not new to the audience. There are a lot of twists in the screenplay, but sadly they are not for the viewers but only for the characters in the film, which in turn gently loses the grip and fails to make an impact. Kajal Agarwal as usual, fits into the songs and pushes the runtime which looks unconventional in a Suseenthiran film, which is normally used as a benchmark for solid love tracks. Vishal, along with Soori and Anandraj take charge to find mystery case where business men are murdered for money. Vishal hunts down the villains and reduces the crime, but when he realizes that’s it is not over yet, the twist ends the first half.
The second half is a certain relief for action seekers, with the last 20 minutes of the movie pulling you to the edge of your seats with some action, sentiments and emotions. Samuthrakani who is choosy with his roles has portrayed himself as Vishal’s brother, matching his tone and body language. Jayaprakash has played his part in a small role which is glued to the script. Soori is responsible for the gags while the other cast and crew fill the requirements.
Though the script looks weak, a convincing screenplay from Suseenthiran could have saved Paayum Puli from the pits. But the presence of an old story with flat execution keeps on a path which has been treaded time and again. Cinematographer Velraj has made good use of the dark, while editor Anthony rules the roost with some fine cuts. But overall, Paayum Puli is an ordinary commercial cop tale which doesn’t impact much. The giant leap lands halfway.
Paayum Puli Movie Review Rating: 2.75/5
Written by MG Vijayan