Pazhaya Vannarapettai Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Pazhaya Vannarpettai"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 17 Minutes
  • Certificate: U
  • Released: 02-12-2016
  • Genre: Crime Thriller
3.25 / 5.0

Pazhaya Vannarpettai, a crime thriller, has been released without much hype. Let’s see whether it impresses us.


A group of friends have just completed their education in college and the police regard them as suspects in a bold attack on two political people. This takes place in public and one of the attacked persons dies. Known for their quick way of bringing the culprits into light, this time around the cops doesn’t have the slightest clue as to who could have killed the two people. So not to be pushed to problem the cops detain one of the five friends. Watch the movie to know how it proceeds.

Star Performances

Prajan, who is famous in small screen, does quite a decent job. Richard, as the assistant commissioner, takes up a supporting role, but does what is required of him with utter conviction. Karunas also impresses us with his delivery. Ashmita is quite ok.


Director Mohan is impressive in his first film and takes the film forward in a different manner. He has not only directed the flick but also penned the story, screenplay, songs and dialogues. The movie is in the setup of Old Washermanpet and North Chennai.

What’s there?

• The cinematography of Farooq is outstanding. In fact it is one of the major highlights of the movie.

• The  movie is realistic. 

• The music of Jubin is one of the major assets of the movie. The BGM is also equally good.

What’s not there?

For a movie of thriller genre, there are some exaggerated emotions that could have been avoided.


A commendable first-time effort.