Vedigundu Murugesan fame Govinda Murthy is back with Pappali. It is a crude and crass comedy laced with sentiments. The director in the name of comedy has some crass scenes with double meaning words in the first half which becomes melodramatic in the second half.
Karthik (Mirchi Senthil) is the son of a roadside Idli maker (Ilavarasu). He is a happy go-lucky guy who is always eyeing girls and at the same time studying for IAS! An incorrigible flirt Karthik woos and wins over Subha (Ishara) a middle class girl living with her father (Narain) a government employee and loving mother (Sharanya Ponvannan), who is more a friend to her.
However Karthik’s father a crude man wants him to marry a rich hotelier’s daughter. But our hero wants to become an IAS officer and he gets support from his girlfriend’s mother!
The comedy of Singampuli as a local councillor wooing the heroine is unbearable and torture to watch on screen. The leading lady Ishara is no heroine material and can’t emote. Senthil in many scenes tries to imitate Sivakarthikeyan, who also comes from television background .
Ilavarasu overacts, while Naren is adequate. The only silver lining is Saranya who does her mother role with consummate ease.
The film lacks technical finesse and is difficult to sit through
Verdict - Avoidable