Movie Review: Poraali
Banner: Company Productions
Star-casts: Sasikumar, Swathi, Naresh, Nivetha and others
Music: Sundar C Babu
The duo combo Sasikumar-Samuthirakkani is far famed for its style of coming up with unique scripts. The narrative structure always remains unparalleled and they look ahead of picking some sensational themes. While Subramaniapuram, Nadodigal and Easan differed in genres, Poraali doesn’t become an exception.
Outstanding performance by Sasikumar is one of the biggest assets while Samuthirakkani’s distinctive storytelling keeps us engrossed throughout the show. Much alike their previous movies, the first half remains little confusing about what’s the story is gonna be all about. Of course, we have twists in their movies only by its intermission.
Kumaran (Sasikumar) and Nallavan (Allari Naresh) are seen escaping from a place smashing down a person. The very next day morning, they reach Chennai and seek shelter under their friend’s place (Ganja Karuppu). They soon become acquainted with the tenants there and owner (Gnanasambhadam) as well. Bharathy (Subramaniapuram fame Swathi) initially has an aversion towards them, but falls in love with Kumaran for his good nature. But Kumaran doesn’t move his heart at first, but finally accepts her. Working in a petrol bunk, Kumaran, Nallavan and bunch of friends start a new service business and are seen successful. But an unexpected twist occurs in the tale when it’s revealed that Sasikumar and Naresh are mentally retarded and they’re here for some reason.
What unfolds next is a series of flashback unraveling the suspense elements.
The first half moves through a series of hilarious moments and indeed has some appealing moments. It’s the dialogues that keep winning applause. Every character has a specialty including the drunkard bachelor, who tickles our funny bones with his witty lines. ‘I’m unsure when this ‘Gandhi’ will get ‘Shanthi’?’
Swathi looks cute and her performance sticks to the core of perfection with her performance. The actress has been refusing the offers and has chosen a good role. Sasikumar comes up with an outstanding performance, especially in the second half. Allari Naresh wasn’t seen for a very long time in Tamil Movie industry following his debut movie ‘Kurumbu’. Over here, he keeps striking with the best show. Watch out for his mind-boggling show during post-intermission sequence. Nivetha emotes well with her best ability.
The scene where Sasikumar speaks about ‘Ceylon’ is clap worthy.
Samuthirakkani has taken scrutinizing efforts to make this movie. Especially the narrating such a drama isn’t an easy job. The flashbacks in the second half and opening ending in the climax is brilliant.
Sundar C Babu has worked stupendously on background score and the songs aren’t up to the mark. Cinematography by Kathir is over the top and his innovative angles are best at places.
On the whole, ‘ Poraali ’ deserves appreciations for the best efforts of Samuthirakkani and it’s a worth watching movie. Hats off to the makers for bringing the most gruesome reality to light and enlightening us about the mentally challenged personalities.
Verdict: Don’t miss it