The Times of India
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Remaking the Malayalam film Ordinary, Karu Palaniappan gives us yet another family entertainer with a multi-star cast. The film, as the director tells in a voice over at the start of the film, is a journey into the lives of two characters
Jannal Oram, is always a much favored seat be it in a bus or a train. What passes through the frames of those windows will always provide some fodder for interesting time-pass. The Malayalam Ordinary directed by Sugeeth becomes Tamil Jannal Oram directed by Karu Palaniappan who returns to his seat of work after Sadhurangam and Mandira Punnagai.
Jannal Oram, the film, in a way, peeks into the lives of few people in a hill station which is connected to the main land through a government bus, its driver and the conductor. Parthiban plays the driver and Vemal, the conductor.
All of us may have used the bus service and bought a ticket from the conductor. But not many of us stop to think how it would have been for the first time. 'Jannal Oram' is a journey from the very beginning, to an interesting destination on a thrilling ride. Karu Pazhaniappan has brought 'Ordinary' from God's own country, added Tamil flavours to it and served it in an interesting tale by the window, on a two-hour journey, 'Jannal Oram'.
Subbaiah dreams of becoming the Chief Minister one day, and is introduced to reality on his first day as a bus conductor with the Tamil Nadu transport. He takes charge as conductor of the sole bus service between Palani and Pannaikadu.