Critic's Rating: 3/5
Monday 28 December 2015
Suriya, Kavin, Amala Paul,Nishesh, Vaishnavi
If you are a parent of children with some special problems, Pasanga 2 is a relevant film and you will end up with moist eyes. The film basically deals with two kids, Kavin (Nishesh)and Nayana (Vaishnavi), who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or in layman term - hyperactive.
Apparently, their naughtiness brings trouble to their respective parents (Karthik Kumar-Bindhu Madhavi and Ramdoss-Vidya Pradeep) and when they consult doctors, each one of them tag their kids with different disorders. Far too many co incidents? Things get better when both Kavin and Nayana’s parents meet the ideal couple Dr. Tamizhnadan (Suriya) and new age school teacher Venba (Amala Paul), who live in the same apartment complex.
If director Pandiraj had portrayed the innocence of rural kids in Pasanga, here he has tried poignantly to register the issues of urban kids and their parents. Making meaningful cinema is one thing but what Pandiraj has done is that he has packaged all the relevant issues in a typical Tamil cinema entertainment format with large doses of comedy and smart dialogues.
Yes, there are few cinematic liberties and melodramas sprinkled in the screenplay but that’s how one can touch the hearts of the masses and also bring back the investment to the producers!
Other than Pandiraj’s smart writing, the two kids Nishesh and Vaishnavi are the real stars of the film. If Karthik Kumar and Bindhu Madhavi couple brings seriousness to the film, Ramdoss is there to provide comedy as a guy who is a Kleptomaniac.
Suriya, who comes as a sensible child psychiatrist adds more energy to the movie in the second half and Amala Paul too has done a decent job, especially the couple’s flashback portions are interesting with typical Pandiraj's touches.
On the downside, the film’s major drawback is the deja vu feel, as it is a mixture etched out of Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par and some scenes from Mani Ratnam’s Anjali. At times the film looks like a documentary but despite the predictability, the feel good factor and sharp dialogues kindle a strong emotional connect with the characters on the big screen.
Balsubramaniem’s scintillating cinematography and Praveen KL’s crisp cut are the added strengths for the movie while music composer Arrol Corelli scores well with his beautiful melodies and background score.
Overall, Pasanga 2 is a neat family entertainer and is a must watch for both parents and current generation kids.
Verdict : Feel good
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