The story of Podaa Podi is very simple but the
screenplay makes it worth a watch. The exotic locations, beautiful
costumes and the performance of the lead stars remain the plus
points of the movie.
The story is set in London. Arjun (Silambarasan) and Nisha
(Varalaxmi Sarathkumar) turn lovers in a dramatic way. The boy
leads an easy-going life with his uncle played by Ganesh and the
girl, who aspires to win a dance competition, stays with
Arjun is typical Indian, who wants his girlfriend to give up her
profession for the sake of their relationship, but Nisha is not
happy with his attitude. They get separated following an argument
over this issue and are back together in a blink-of-an-eye speed.
In order to divert her attention from her profession, he uses quite
a few tricks and gets short-term success.
However, they tie the knot soon and they became proud parents of
a baby boy. The story takes a twist and what happens next should be
The first half of the film will keep the audience entertained.
Simbu and Varalaxmi's romantic scenes are treat to watch. But the
second half is not strong enough. There are many funny moments and
one-liners. However, as I said before, the story of Podaa
Podi is not strong but it is engaging. It is an urban-centric
film and will surely impress the youths.
Performance wise, Silambarasan has done justice to his role. He
does comic scenes with ease. However, it is newcomer Varalaxmi
Sarathkumar, who stuns the audience with her astounding
performance. She could not have expected to have a better launchpad
than Podaa Podi. The film has given her a good platform to
show not only her acting abilities but also dancing skills. Not to
forget, she is glamorous too. Ganesh is at his usual best. He
breaks the funny bones of the audience at parts and Shobana is
Technically, Dharan Kumar's two tracks are good and Duncan
Telford's cinematography is neat. Director Vignesh Shivan has to be
appreciated for churning out a beautiful flick.
Verdict: Podaa Podi is a good time-pass film.