Paagan Movie Review
Director: Mohammed Aslam
Producer: Viswas U Lad
Cast: Srikanth, Janani Iyer
Music: James Vasanthan
Studio: VP Productions
Distributor: Vendhar Movies
After Nanban ,Srikanth is back with a bang, in Paagan. Comedy is one genre which is so tough to handle and make the audience laugh for the whole time inside the theatre. Aslam, a former associate of Ameer, has done slightly well and with loads of mistakes in his maiden venture, produced by Vendhar Movies.
The film neatly encompasses the relationship between the hero and his bicycle over the course of few years. Subramania [Srikanth] treats his cycle as his significant other and spends every living moment with it. The song “Thathi Thavi” is well captured with good tunes in it by the composer. He uses his cycle and indulges in ‘the-best-way-to-earn-quick-money’ schemes with his best friends, Velliyangiri and Makali.
As part of their master plan, Subramania should fall in love with local millionaire’s daughter Mahalakshmi [Janani Iyer], in order to inherit her riches naturally.
The film never keeps you hooked and travels down a very slow and boring path. The premise has been revisited a million times in the past that you barely feel interested to sit through the film. Music by James Vasanth is light and appealing to ears, while cinematography by Lakshman works well in capturing finer details of village Memories.
Though the screenplay leaves the viewers a little baffled at times, some couldn’t tolerate the silly comedy made inside the movie which surrounds a bore feel. Actor srikanth has done his part with much enthusiasm and everyone could see he carried the whole film with a lots of expectations in his acting which didn’t much mould by the director to show his presence of mind clear.
Janani Iyer sizzles in songs comes beautiful and have done some dialogues in own style. She has her role in a good pace which will speak for a time being for her performance among audience. After avan ivan she was seen much matured in her acting which is good for her to shine. Kovai sarala has done a good job but would have minimized her shouts in many scenes which truly irritates to listen.
Director Aslam, former student of director Ameer, displays bits and pieces of talent but fails to produce wholesome entertainment. There are moments that make you laugh and there are some moments that make you forget moments that made you laugh.
Verdict: An average comedy recipe.