PURIYATHA PUTHIR-Review


Produced by-Rebel Studio

Scripted and Wielded by-Ranjith Jayakodi

Cast-Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie, Mahima Nambiar, Arjunan and Ramesh Thilak

Censor Rating-U

Running Time-122 minutes

Rating-***



That Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie share a very good onscreen chemistry has been proved yet again in this suspense thriller set on a musical backdrop.

The opening scene of the film is a suicide in action and the audience do not have any clue as to who the girl is or why has she chosen the easy way out! Then the narration sets its focus on Kathir (Vijay Sethupathi), an aspiring composer who has assumed responsibility as the person-in-charge at a shop that deals with musical instruments and a music teacher, Meera (Gayathrie). The latter runs into the former at the shop premises and slowly but steadily (but really very slowly!), love blossoms between the both of them on expected lines treading a much travelled path! Neither of them has family backups and hence they both move on with their romance till a video reaches Kathir’s mobile showing Meera in some compromising poses!

Touched to the quick, Kathir turns aggressively responsive as more of such videos land up! At one point he shares the news with her and she cuts her own veins but she is saved on time and gets hospitalized! Needless to mention, Kathir nurses her back to normalcy and not before long, the videos start coming in again! Kathir tactfully, of course on the strength of his emotions, tracks the number but when he reaches the owner of that mobile-owner, he realizes that he has almost reached a dead end!
Out of his two close friends, one if forced to commit suicide owing to some embarrassing circumstances and the other is taken in by the Law!

When Kathir thinks that he has got closer to the brain behind all these happenings, much to his shock he realizes that the person who gets caught isn’t the one who has been doing everything!

Pushed back to square A, Kathir is forced to undergo humiliation in public as per the dictates of the brain behind, the identity of whom still remaining a mystery!
As the climax unfolds, the audience gets to know about the existence of Mridula (Mahima Nambiar), the one who had fallen from a high rise building in the opening scene!

The proceedings draw to an unexpected climax!

Vijay Sethupathi is in his usual elements even as a student!

Gayathrie is subdued but not effective in a role that warrants more potential and power! Though her character is short lived, Mahima Nambiar creates a flutter!

Dinesh Krishnan B., and Sam C.S., the composer have combined well to generate a feeling of creepiness, especially in the scenes involving a peeping Tom!

There are a few glaring setbacks but the director’s genuine effort to deliberate the ill effects of sharing private things in public through mobile applications is mention worthy though not all that effective by way of an outcome!

J. Sathish Kumar of JSK Film Corporation (who had appeared in a neat cameo in the recently released movie, Tharamani) has distributed the film.


Though this one was conceived and crafted earlier, ‘Lens’ showcasing a similar subject came out first and hence comparisons become inevitable!

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