The story begins on a rainy night, when Ilamkumaran (Sasikumar) and Nallavan (Allari Naresh) run from mental hospital and reach Chennai city. They settle at Pulikutty's (Ganja Karuppu) residence and find jobs in a petrol bunk. His honesty and kind heartedness win people. As the part of the story, a girl named Bharathi (Swathi) comes to his life. Like most of the movies, her initial wrong beliefs about him change as the time passes by. Soon, the love blooms between them.
But there lies a twist by the end of the first half. Ilamkumaran's past is mysterious and people are behind him to see him death. The second half has a quite a few flashbacks that make the audience to believe that the first and the second parts are two-different flicks.
Sasikumar steals the show with his costumes and his serious expressions. In fact, his one-liners and sense of humour at times get a huge round of applause. Allari Naresh has completely justified his role. Swathi has given her best but it is newcomer Nivetha and Vasundhara, who make a serious impression in the minds of the viewers. Ganja Karuppu, Jayaprakash, Soori are at their usual best. The performances of the cast are the biggest plus point of Poraali.
Coming to the technical department, music director Sundar C Babu has disappointed the audience. Adding to that his background score also falls flat. SR Kathiir's cinematography is praiseworthy. However, Samuthirakani's story is good but has jerks in its movement. The story runs in a slow pace at parts and confuses with its too many plots. Nonetheless, it has every ingredient to engage you till the end.
Overall, Poraali is a masala entertainer, which can be easily watched once.
Cast: Sasikumar, Allari Naresh, Swathi, Ganja Karuppu, Niveda, and others
Music: Sundar C Babu
Cinematography: SR Kathiir
Released on: December 1.