Like some of his earlier movies, the backdrop of
Sundarapandian is Madurai. The unemployed hero is a big
fan of Rajinikanth and a kind-hearted man too. He is willing to put
himself in trouble for his friends. Sundarapandian's life will be
running smoothly before his decides to help his friend played by
Inigo Prabhakaran. Archana (Lakshmi Menon), who is loved by his
friend, starts liking him and it is followed by the death of his
friend. How their love progresses and the faces of
friendship-betrayal form the crux of the remaining story.
In the first half, there is enough comedy to entertain and the
story runs on a good pace. The director constructs the foundation
in the first half and tells the nature of his characters. Though
the initial progress of the story reminds us of
Naadodigal, it takes a twist with an unpredictable scene.
Nonetheless, friendship and betrayal, like his earlier movies, are
part of his tale. It is wonderful too see things changing around.
However, the second half is predictable at parts and there are some
boring moments. However, the climax makes up for all the losses and
makes it worth a watch.
Sasikumar has done an amazing job as an actor. Be it in comic
scenes or action sequences, he leaves a lasting impression. He is
backed by Lakshmi Menon, who wins the heart of the audience. Soori
is good, Inigo Prabhakaran Vijay Sethupathi, and Soori have done
complete justice to their roles. Technically, NR
Ragunanthan's music has to be praised and Prem Kumar's
cinematography is excellent. Director Prabhakaran has made a decent
start. Last but not least, dialogues are good.
Verdict: Watchable once.