A film that was initially planned to start in 2008 and after a series of hiccups finally managed to roll in 2010 has finally released in November 2012. There were numerous problems with the film from the time it started to roll. First it was Silambarasan opting out of the project then it was Varalakshmi Sarathkumar’s turn. Later, both came together and made this Podaa Podi happen and see it on the big screen.

The storyline is nothing great to be point blank. It’s about Nisha (Varu Sarathkumar) a Salsa dancer who lives with veteran actress Shobana. Walks in Arjun (STR a.k.a Silambarasan) an animation graphics artist. When the two artists meet what happens between them apart from falling in love and the hindrances and losses they face in life is all about in this “Podaa Podi”.

The weak link in this film is its screenplay. There are so many scenes in the first half that pulls the viewers to boredom. STR’s introduction song lacks the tempo it should normally have for a hero’s entry. The love portion between the lead pair has so many loose scenes which makes this film a dry affair. The second half of the film saves the soul to an extent with so many comic sequences placed into it.

The entire story takes place in London and the locales have been well shot. VTV Ganesh plays an important role and he along with STR takes care of the comedy scenes. This film has the distinction of being the first Tamil film to be shot in Disneyland at Hong Kong.

In terms of acting, debutant Varalakshmi (a.k.a Varu Sarathkumar) is impressive. She expresses well, dances brilliantly and importantly gels well with the character she plays. STR for his standards, this is a lackluster performance. Other actors have done their part well.

Director Vignesh Kumar (a childhood friend of STR) has lost the plot in the pre-production stage itself. Music by Dharan Kumar fails to impress. Editing by Anthony is not commendable. Overall a film which has a running time of 2 hours just doesn’t have the spice to finish on a high.

“Podaa Podi” watch it if you have loads of time to waste.


Downloading Podaa Podi Movie via Internet using torrent, direct download, Downloading Podaa Podi movie in rapidshare and in mega upload is a crime. Downloading Podaa Podi Audio Mp3 is not legal in India. The Podaa Podi Movie crew : Director Vignesh Kumar, Podaa Podi actor STR and Podaa Podi actress Varalaskhmi Sarathkumar has done lot of hard work to come up with a high quality movie called Podaa Podi.



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