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'Pichaikkaran' Movie Review & Rating: An Emotional Drama With A Feel-good Factor


Pichaikkaran movie review is here. Starring Vijay Antony and newcomer Satna Titus in the lead, the film is directed by Sasi, whose second last outing Poo was critically acclaimed.

Thanks to Sasi's reputation in the field of Tamil cinema, Pichaikkaran was awaited eagerly by many fans and moviegoers. So what does this flick has to offer? Continue reading our review to know.

Check out the slides below to know what others think about the movie:

Rajasekar ‏@sekartweets

Rajasekar posted on his social media page, "#Pichaikkaran - once again a rightly packaged commercial entertainer from @vijayantony . He exactly knows what will work at the BO!"

Haricharan Pudipeddi ‏@pudiharicharan

Haricharan Pudipeddi wrote, "#Pichaikkaran, which is high on 'amma' sentiment, is sure to leave audiences teary-eyed. In cinemas today. A story inspired by a real-life incident."

Sidhu ‏@sidhuwrites

Sidhu wrote on his Twitter page, "Vijay Antony's #Pichaikkaran has hit the screens today. Watch it for the strong emotional content."

Balahariharan ‏@balahariharanG

Looks like fans of Thala Ajith are happy with Vijay Antony's Pichaikkaran. A fan named Balahariharan said, "#Pichaikkaran Yet Another Movie Which Has #ThalaAjith Reference. #AlumaDoluma."

பாலாஜி வெங்கடேசன் ‏@itzbalaji

Balaji Venkatesan posted, "#Pichaikkaran Interval: Decent acting and sooperb sentiment scenes with thought provoking dialogues. @vijayantony knows business."

Ramesh ‏@rameshlaus

Ramesh said, "#Pichaikkaran [3.25/5] : BGM and songs elevate the sentiment and action scenes to a different level.. A crisp 2hr 10 mins movie.. No lags.."

Prashanth ‏@itisprashanth

Well known online reviewer Prashanth said, "You are a brave human being @vijayantony brother. Let piles of money be under your feet. It deserves you #Pichaikkaran."

Vikram S Buddhanesan ‏@dr_vsb1986

Vikram S Buddhanesan posted, "@vijayantony And about your acting, sir you're better than many actors here. Mudhirchiyana nadippu. Your success continues! #Pichaikkaran." 

Kannan ‏@TFU_Kannan

Kannan wrote on his Twitter page, "#Pichaikkaran - Director Sasi's screenplay not engaging enough but dialogues sharp at places. Vijay Antony's music big plus 4 the film!"

Venkat Praveen ‏@venkatpraveenR

Venkat Praveen said, "#Pichaikkaran - perfect commercial entertainer. @vijayantony exactly knows what will work. its not pichaikaran its just panakaran at BO."

Chiyaan Satheesh ‏@chiyaansatheesh

Chiyaan Satheesh wrote, "Watched #Pichaikkaran what a movie ya.. Many claps and whistles with some tears :) Hats off to @vijayantony n #sasi sir."

Georgestephen ‏@washstephen111

A fan named George Stephen wrote on his social media page, "watched #Pichaikkaran real and emotional scenes powerfull dialogues must watchable movie..."

Pichaikkaran Plot:

Pichaikkaran is the story of a man, played by Vijay Antony, who disguises himself as a beggar and leads the life of one, spending time on the streets of Tamil Nadu.

What is the reason behind him wearing the mask of a beggar? Why does he opt for a sombre lifestyle when he can live life king size? Answers to these questions is what the film is all about.


Vijay Antony takes the action and sentiment route in Pichaikkaran. Not that he hasn't tried stunts on screen before but this flick projects him as an action hero and the Naan actor has done justice to his role.

What's surprising in Pichaikkaran is Vijay's ability to pull off teary-eyed scenes with pinpoint precision. He manages to score high in the fag end of the film.

Debutante Satna Titus is a good find to say the least. The girl sure knows how to emote in an effective manner and might go on to sign a couple more in Kollywood in the next few months.

Other supporting actors including the one who has portrayed the role of the villain have done well enough to keep you hooked with their respective acts.

Kudos to director Sasi for making good use of each and every character effectively. Time invested in penning the character details is apparent and praisable.


Cinematography by Prasanna Kumar stands out all the way through. His usage of different colours and tones to match up to the mood of different scenes works in favour of Pichaikkaran.

Music by Vijay Antony is another positive as it adds stability to the film. Also, it's good to realize that Vijay Antony the musician is back, which augurs well for the industry.

Editing by Veera Senthil Raj deserves a mention, for his cuts are razor sharp throughout. Screenplay by Sasi is on the average side.

Barring a couple of logical errors, Pichaikkaran is tad above par when it comes to technicalities.

Overall View:

Overall, Pichaikkaran is a neat attempt by Sasi and his team. High on sentiment and human values, the film does leave you with a feel good factor.

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