What happens when a highly acclaimed script meets the eye of a world class actor? Magic on screen is what was expected out of Papanasam. Does the movie fulfil its true potential? How different is this from the original? Read our review on Papanasam to know.
The movie begins by showcasing a happy family living a peaceful
life in a small town called Papanasam, Thanjavur
Suyambu Lingam, played by Kamal Haasan is an honest husband and a
caring father of two daughters who makes sure to keep his family
happy despite suffering from monetary struggles to lead a lavish
When Kamal Haasan's elder daughter, played by Niveda Thomas,
falls victim to today's technology handled by a wrong person, a
cinematic twist ensues changing the film from a family drama to a
well written sleek thriller.
As a result of an aftermath, Kamal Haasan's family gets
entangled in a difficult situation. When they decide to stand
against it, they realize that the issue they're up against is more
than what meets the eye.
As expected, Kamal Haasan stands out with his subtle
performance. While watching him perform, one can clearly read the
desperation in his eyes intertwined with an urge to save his family
from a sticky situation.
Kalabhavan Mani, entrusted with an absolutely critical role,
accepts the challenge with open arms. His performance, which is as
real as it can get grabs your attention from the word go.
Gautami who is making a comeback to Tamil film industry
impresses with her convincing performance, her efforts to make the
audience sympathize with her character is praiseworthy.
Supporting cast including the two girls have delivered the
goods. Overall Papanasam has been served well by all its
actors and actresses.
Director Jeethu Joseph apart from holding on to his successful
and intriguing screenplay has also cleverly retained most of his
technical crew including cinematographer Sujith Vaassudev and
editor Ayoob Khan.
Apart from the first few minutes, which is the time taken for
the movie to introduce its characters, the entire film is
exceptionally gripping with an amazing closure.
What makes this film special is the way the director has
narrated the story which is riveting and also realistic all at the
Music by Ghibran is soulful and manages to capture the nativity
of Thanjavur district. His background score coupled with intense
scenes makes Papanasam a delectable delight.
We all know that Papanasam is a winning script and retaining
Jeethu Joseph has helped immensely. But when a performer called
Kamal Haasan takes up such a project, magic on screen is rest
Check out the slides below for some of the best scenes
along with interesting information about the
Rajinikanth Was Approached First
Director Jeethu had said in an interview that Rajinikanth was
initially approached to do the lead role and although he was
interested to take up the role, he had doubts regarding a few
scenes and how they would appeal to his fans.
The Tirunelveli Accent
Noted writer/ director Suka trained Kamal Hassan to speak in the
Tirunelveli accent. You will have to watch the film to know how
perfectly he has uttered each and every word with
Casting The Female Lead
Several actresses were considered and approached for the leading
female roles. Simran was reported to have signed the film, but she
later stated that she was not working in the film. Nadhiya, Sridevi
and Abhirami were also considered.
Jeethu Joseph confirmed that shooting for the film would
commence from the second half of 2014. The film kick-started with a
formal pooja on 16 July 2014. Principal photography commenced on 25
Famed writer Jeyamohan has written the dialogues for the film.
His experience and the ability to understand the pulse of Tamil
audience has worked like a charm in Papanasam.
Asha Sarath's Performance
Asha Sarath who has reprised her role from the original has done
a fabulous job. The efforts put in by her in Drishyam has
been repeated in the Kamal Haasan starrer.
A Neat Family Entertainer
Papanasam is not only a neat family entertainer but also an edge
of the seat thriller. The film should attract huge number of family
Kalabhavan Mani has done a wonderful job. His role is of vital
importance and the versatile actor has delivered the goods.
One Of The Best Scenes
Watch out for the climax sequence which will melt even the
hardest of hearts. There is a reason why Kamal is called a genius
actor and he has yet again proved that through
Box Office Success?
The film is sure to do well in all of Tamil Nadu. If it does
well overseas, the producers are sure to reap some big bucks for
Papanasam has the potential to become a blockbuster