Pugazh movie review is here. Directed by Manimaran of Udhayam NH4 fame, Pugazh stars Jai and Surabhi in the lead with Karunas and RJ Balaji playing prominent roles.
So what does this political drama has to offer? Continue reading
our movie review to know.
Like every other political drama, Pugazh revolves
around the clash between two groups; one led by Jai, which
represents commoners and the other - a political group led by the
main antagonist, played by Maarimuthu.
The consequences that follow when a common man takes on an
unprincipled politician is what is narrated throughout the film in
an unconvincing manner.
What works best for Pugazh is a few well-etched out
characters, which has been backed brilliantly by its actors and
Jai deserves a pat on the back for portraying the anger of a
common man, who decides to stand up against the corrupt ways this
country is used to. The actor is convincing throughout the
Karunas gets a meaty role and the actor has used his opportunity
quite well. Perhaps, he should look to play character roles more
often from here on.
Maarimuthu as a filthy politician is impressive. Though he is
someone who doesn't appear as frightful as some of the other
villains going around, his dialogue delivery and body language
suits the bill perfectly.
Surabhi doesn't have much to do, which really doesn't come
across as a surprise, given the subject of Pugazh. Thanks
to the make-up department though, the actress looks gorgeous
whenever she appears on the screen.
Music by Vivek & Mervin and cinematography by Velraj are the
factors that stand out in the technical department.
What makes Pugazh earn some of the negative points is
its shoddy and draggy screenplay. This is an absolute shocker since
it comes from a director like Manimaran, who impressed one and all
with his intriguing screenplay in his debut flick, Udhayam
Having said that, the director's resolution to fabricate a
political drama, relevant to contemporary issues has to be
Pugazh may not be a fascinating political drama, but it
has enough in it to make you sit through for 2 hours and 6