Director Santhosh Sivan had released his much-hyped Malayalam movie Urumi in April, 2011 and it had witnessed overwhelming response at the ticket counters. More than a year after it, the same film has been released as Pathinaindham Nootrandu Uraivaal in Tamil with a few changes to suit the local viewers. It has some dragging moments, but its rich production values hold the attention of audience till the climax.
Pathinaindham Nootrandu Uraivaal is a historical fantasy movie, which is set in 15th century. Prithviraj and Genelia's performances are the main highlight of the film. Deepak Dev's music, Anal Arasu's action, Sivan's camera work, Shankar's dialogues, costume designing, make up, choreography are its other attractions. The slow paced narration is one big drawback of the film.
The film is set in the backdrop of the fierce warrior clans of Northern Kerala in the 15th century and focuses on the cult of Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar. It is all about a boy, who wants to avenge the death of his father, who has been killed by Vasco da Gama. Santhosh Sivan's dragging narration in both first and second half tests the patience of the viewers. The climax scenes seem to have taken from the epic film Pazhassi Raja.