Paramapadham Vilayattu Review

A poorly staged drama that is stuck in the 90s!

Siddarth Srinivas -

Paramapadham Vilayattu Review
Platform
Disney+ Hotstar
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Format
Original Movie Review
Movie Rated
16+
Genre
THRILLER
Language
Tamil

What is the story about?

A local party leader is hospitalized all of a sudden, and hell breaks loose in the political scene and for Dr. Gayathri (Trisha), who takes up the leader as her patient. However, he soon succumbs to a mysterious death, with Gayathri being pulled into a web of conspiracies and twisted truths.

Analysis

The premise of Paramapadham Vilayattu might have enough in it to spin around an interesting story, but the treatment and the screenplay of the film is something that is as old as the hills. The director Thirugnanam takes his own sweet time to spoon feed every little fact to the audiences, and takes the film down a tried-and-tested path where every move is predictable. The film has few knots that manage to grab our attention, but it doesn’t add up to much goodness and travels on a boring path. The first half of the film sets up the premise, but the second half is busy treating clichés like its old wine in a new bottle, including the worn out twist of the film which we have already seen in many other flicks till date.

Performances

Trisha is the leading lady of the film, and has done a decent job overall. There is nothing great to write home about her character or her performance in the film, which could have been driven with a couple more shades. Debutant Vijay Varmaa has an irritating presence in the film with his lowly body language, which doesn’t add anything good to the frame. Nandha and the other artists in the cast try to give it what it needs, and succeed to an extent.

Music & Other Departments

The cinematography, cuts and the music in the film are all functional.

Highlights

The premise of the film is somewhat interesting.

Drawbacks

The way the film is narrated is as empty as it can get.

Did I enjoy it?

No way. It is one of the most boring films I have seen in recent times.

Do I recommend it?

No. Save your time by skipping your plans to see this film.


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