Action Star Vishal is making his second appearance in big screen in 2013 with Pattatu Yaanai. He had made his appearance in Samar early this year. The combo of actor Vishal and director Boopathy Pandian made Malaikottai in 2007.
Pattathu Yaanai deals with the story of youths who start a catering business. Vishal and Santhanam moves to Trichy and plan to start a hotel with their group, where they will be forced to meet the requirements of police on one side and a local goon on the other side.
Director Boopathy Pandian’s core strength is mass comedy entertainers with some action in the climax. His latest Vishal film Pattathu Yaanai the first half is comedy and post interval it turns out to be an action film!
On the whole Pattathu Yaanai is a run-of-the mill masala film, with nothing new in presentation.
Verdict – Disappointing
The story opens in Karaikudi, where Gouravam (Santhanam) is a well-known traditional cook making a living undertaking orders for marriage functions. He is forced into taking an order for a local goon’s wedding and is not happy about it.
Pattathu Yaanai is a disappointing half-hearted effort by both Pandian and Krishna. The film has a poorly written script and has neither the music nor the performances to carry it through. Only the comic elements in the film and Santhanam make it watchable.
Director Boopathy Pandian is known to deliver comedy based entertainers and when Santhanam comes aboard his story, it’s akin to gliding on a well practiced terrain giving the audience a fun time at the theatres. In Pattathu Yaanai (PY) produced by Michael Rayappan for Global Infotainment, Vishal joins the director after their last outing Malaikottai. Pattathu Yaanai also becomes special, for here is where, Action King Arjun’s daughter Aishwarya makes her on-screen debut.
Pattathu Yaanai would appeal to audience who would just want to come to watch a film without expecting much. In short the film does not promise much and hence does not disappoint much too.