Ponnar Shankar Movie Review
“Ponnar Shankar” is a legendary historical story of two warrior brothers who lived centuries ago and are worshipped as “Kaaval Deivams” even today. The story, screenplay and dialogues are penned by renowned writer Kalaignar M Karunanidhi and this movie garnered lots of interest during its making due to the scale in which it was being made. This movie incidentally happens to be a make or break film for its hero Prasanth who after a dull run in Kollywood is banking heavily on this project for reversal of his career fortunes.
The story on the whole isn’t great or something that you wouldn’t have heard of before but at the same time the story if properly handled by its director during the making will have a finished product which can be compared to the Hollywood blockbuster “TROY”. “Ponnar Shankar” has Prashanth in a dual role and starring opposite to him are two unknown faces in Pooja Chopra and Divya Parameshwaran. The supporting actors list is a huge one and the film at the outset looks like a powerhouse of actors waiting to deliver at their best.
“Ponnar Shankar” however turns out to be an expectation dampener due to the fact that a good storyline has been handled badly which makes the effort of good artists go waste. There is so much at stake for many individuals in this project which has been neglected by its producer and director Thiagarajan. It is not an easy task to make an on-screen adaptation of a voluminous novel but at the same time making too many compromises is also not good for the project. The movie has a running time of 135 minutes has a crisp first-half while the second-half is in a complete mess.
Editing by Don Max is mediocre stuff as there are lot of scenes where the smooth transition from one to another is missing. Music by Ilayaraja is nothing to boast off. Art direction is worthy of mention so are the costumes. Computer graphics are brilliant in few scenes which awes the viewers.
In terms of acting, Prashant has poured his heart out in playing the dual role while the leading ladies have nothing great to showcase. For the frontbenchers though there is lot of good news as there is abundant navel show by the ladies right from Sneha to Pooja and Divya. There is a huge list of supporting actors that includes Prabhu, Napolean, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Rajkiran, Nasser, Vijayakumar, Riyaz Khan, Ponvannan, Kushboo, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan and Sukumari to name a few.
Due to paucity of time, the intensity in the movie is missing and the director seems to be in a hurry to wrap things faster which could have been avoided. In short, in spite of having all good ingredients to make a wonderful film this “Ponnar Shankar” fails to create the desired impact and its fate at the box-office looks bleak.
“Ponnar Shankar” – a multi-crore extravaganza fails to click with the viewers.
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