Here we bring you some of the reviews from different websites for the film Payanam.
The Hindu: Take this trip
It's not easy developing a germ of an idea from a 12-year-old incident that changed world dynamics forever, into a gripping, even entertaining film. But, talented director Radha Mohan, who's proved his mettle many times over as a teller of good stories, manages to achieve that in Silent Movies' Payanam, thanks to a spiffy storyline, humour-filled dialogues, some stylish acting by Nagarjuna. Read on for the Hindu Review.
Rediff: The movie is largely a stand-alone film.
Payanam has several neat moments. One of them is right at the beginning, when the principal characters are introduced in a neat array, without room for confusion. The scene is set: a StarJet Flight from Chennai to Delhi [ Images ] gets hijacked in the first 15 minutes, forcing the plane to touch down at the Tirupathi Airport. The terrorists' demands are simple: 100 crores, and the release of uber-terrorist Yusuf Khan from prison. Read on for the Rediff Review.
Sify: Payanam offers something new
The highlight of the movie is the tempo of the script. Radha Mohan has managed to keep viewers' interest intact throughout the movie. The tension is kept at a high all through. The variety of characters adds colour to the narrative. The negotiations, the drama inside the plane and the role of media that is keen on just TRP rates have been depicted well. Read on for the Sify Review.
Indiaglitz: Join the journey
Payanam is a ride of joy, ecstasy, camaradaerie, thrill and spill. Nagarjuna and Prakashraj, the two seasoned artistes, ensures that Radha Maohan's imagination are brought out well on screen.For Radha Mohan, the captain of the ship (or call him the pilot of the flight), Payanam would be a landmark film. He has brought out his other side with hard-hitting message laced in a sweet entertainer. Read on for the Indiaglitz Review.
Oneindia: A true presentation of fearful minds
Radha Mohan's ability is clearly visible on the screen and has made the film worth watching. He has not concentrated on action but he has highlighted the mindset of passengers. Nagarjuna too has not gone overboard at any time. He has dominated certain scenes and makes the audiences involve in the film and has given a feel that they are watching a real life incident. Read on for The Oneindia Review.
Prakash Raj's Payanam, dubbed version of Telugu movie Gaganam, has started its journey on a happy note. The movie has gone well with the critics and the audience. The movie, which was released simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu last Friday, are getting good responses for both the versions of the film. Nagarjuna and Prakash Raj's performances, Radha Mohan's tight screenplay are the highlights of the film.