Pothuvaga Emmanasu Thangam Movie Review

A routine commercial pot boiler with domination of comedy in places...

Reviews 12-Aug-2017 11:02 AM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction : Thalapathy Prabhu
Production : Thenandal Studio Limited
Starring : Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nivetha Pethuraj, Parthiepan, Soori
Music : D. Imman
Cinematography : Balasubramaniem
Editing : Dinesh Ponraj

Debut filmmaker Thalapathy Prabhu directorial Pothuvaga Emmanasu Thangam stars Udhayanidhi Stalin and Nivetha Pethuraj in lead roles with Parthiepan, Soori and Latha performing important characters. D Imman has composed music for this film that has cinematography handled by Balasubramaniam.


The story involves the feud between two villages where Udhayanidhi Stalin is a goodwill person working for the betterment of his villagers. On the other end is Parthiepan, who has carried the grudge within himself for the humiliation faced in Udhayanidhi’s village before years. But Parthiepan disguises himself as a good person striving to help his villagers. Sooner, the conflicts break open when Udhay discovers Parthiepan’s real intentions and the latter gets to know that he former is in love with his daughter Nivetha Pethuraj.


There happens to be a thin line of difference between unconventional and commercial movies. The latter genre has nothing to do with the critical analysis and here is such an illustration with Pothuvaga Emmanasu Thangam, for it carries the elements of mindless entertainer. It could be a better treat for the sub-urban and rural audiences barring those wizardry critics and analytical audiences, who look up for flaws and cons. The intentions of makers here are clear that they want to make a commercial film that will offer the toast of engrossing moments for the audiences. There are few diminishing elements out here, where the screenplay in first part keeps testing your patience or for the ordinary audiences might look like a mediocre drama. But the pulsating dramas that happen with Parthiepan and Soori keeps it going light.

D Imman and his synonymous success with rural based movies are happening now and then. Over here, he makes his best with couple of songs and a decent BGM as well. Balasubramaniam has differentiated his cinematography style in this film than his erstwhile movies. The treatment of colours is completely unique here.


Udhayanidhi Stalin sticks well to the role of this protagonist. There isn’t much to strain up to heavy level, but we can spot a sense of improvement in his performance from his previous movies. But still, he has to improve a lot in dance and action sequences. Or else he can keep himself occupied with movies like Manithan, which yields him far better results than now.

Being a Tamil speaking girl, Nivetha Pethuraj delivers what is required for the role. Let us not say for its kind of performance from a Tamil actress, we have already seen many before. So she is simple and perfect. Parthiepan is the ultimate cynosure here, where he keeps throwing up laughter through his witty lines and not to miss the quotients of Soori too. In fact these two actors make the film’s dull moments eclipsed in many places.

What works?

1. Comedy sequences
2. Parthiepan and Soori
3. Music

What doesn’t work?

1. Nothing new with the premise of story
2. Sluggish screenplay in first half
3. Logic elements

Pothuvaga Emmanasu Thangam is the for the ones who desperately look out for relaxation from A-league biggies or some unconventional raw movies. This will offer toast of entertainment if you prefer sitting back with couple of snacks and kill your time for couple of hours.

Verdict : A routine commercial pot boiler with domination of comedy in places...

Rating : 4.5/10

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