Vijay Sethupathi’s Puriyaatha Puthir, whose release was on hold for quite a long time, has released finally and this is Makkal Selvan’s next release after the highly successful Vikram Vedha. The film’s trailers promised the film to be an intriguing thriller. Kathir (Vijay Sethupathi), an aspiring music director, also takes care of his friend’s musical store and Meera (Gayathrie), who is a part time music teacher, comes to the store to buy a musical instrument.
It is a drama mystery thriller which focuses on the issue that we encounter in our everyday lives. How our mindset change when we are in the center of an issue forms the remaining story of this film.The story seems to revolve around Meera and Kathir. In this film, Vijay Sethupathi plays a musician named Kathir, while Gayathri plays a violin teacher, Meera. The film also stars Ramesh Thilak, Arjunan and Sonia Deepti of ‘Inidhu Inidhu ‘ fame in the supporting roles.
One of the missing factors in Puriyaatha Puthir is the characterisation, as it lacks detailing. Had the characterisations been stronger, the impact would’ve been much more better. Also, the slow pace of the movie tests the patience. Only a selective set of scenes (like the bridge – raincoat scene), makes us feel more engaging. There could have been more such peaks. The suspense revelation should have actually been more impactful and the makers have also intended the same, but was the major twist compelling is a question. The intimate song in the second half hinders the film’s screenplay and it could’ve been cut short.
Ranjit Jeyakodi’s intention to present an intriguing thriller is nice, but the way of conceiving the idea and delivering it on screen could have been more confined and focussed. However, we can definitely appreciate him for his attempt to convey a strong message through the film. Dinesh Krishnan’s visuals are pleasant, and colorful, which adds a value to the movie and music by Sam.C.S is decent, especially the BGM. Though the film’s runtime is short, doesn’t give you that feel.