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Starring: Karthi, Tamannah.
Direction: Lingusamy
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Production: Thirupathi Brothers
The young man finally gets to show off his colors, literally. Three years after his debut in Paruthiveeran, Karthi gets his opportunity to look handsome and flamboyant with the permission of the director. The two movies he has done till now, in spite of being highly acclaimed for their impact on Tamil cinema in general, have not given him the opportunity to bring out his real self. So, here comes Lingusamy with Paiyaa, which will have Karthi playing the young man (as the title suggests). And for a change, this time, we can see him in more than one costume throughout the length of the film, he has been allowed to trim his beard, maintain a neat hairstyle and avoid looking intentionally unkempt. It will definitely be a new and fresh Karthi that we get to see in theaters this Friday. We may even call it his second debut because of the vast difference this film has from the ones he has done till now.

Paiyaa looks to do just one thing - entertain. But, it certainly will not be no-brainer because the man at the helm is Lingusamy. A director, who has the range and versatility to pull off films as diverse as Anandham, Run and Sandakozhi cannot fall into a trap of senseless commercialism when attempting a
youthful and colorful entertainer. Yes, his form of late might not have been the best, but you never know when a person of his caliber starts finding his bearings again. Bheema was definitely a disappointment for all those who looked forward to the Lingusamy-Vikram combination. But, Paiyaa does seem to be capable of putting all that in the back burner.

The trailers have suggested unambiguously that the film is all about youth, energy, romance and action. The storyline has been a closely guarded secret. But, from what little we know, a good part of the movie comprises of road journey in a car which brings along with it several adventures. Karthi in the lead is certainly a big draw. And, the presence of Tamannah, the current hit mascot of Kollywood, adds to the luster that the movie carries in its run up to the release. The lead pair will be keenly watched for some chemistry that can light up the screens. Their chemistry will definitely be helped by the fact that Yuvan Shankar Raja clicked into top gear for Paiyaa delivering an album that is currently scorching the charts with its energetic and romantic numbers. All songs have reportedly been shot on a grand scale in different locations promising a visual treat.

Rounding off the movie, which has plenty of colors, romance and energy, will be the action quotient. By the look of it, we will get to see Karthi doing plenty of stunts in Paiyaa. Milind Soman returning to Tamil as the menacing villain after Pachaikili Muthucharam will be definitely something to watch out for. Plenty of adrenaline pumping shots is surely in the offing.

Paiyaa is a crucial film for both Lingusamy as well as Karthi. The director will sure be eager to get back to his winning ways. Even more important is the fact that Paiyaa has been produced by his home banner Tirupathi Brothers, even though it has now been acquired by Cloud Nine Movies. For Karthi, Paiyaa will be a touchstone for his abilities as a commercial star that is versatile enough to perform different roles. We have seen him as the rustic villager and the rather brash coolie. This will be his first time as an urban, energetic, cool dude. And, we are even going to see him dance, not the ‘Oororam puliam maram’ type though. Let’s see if the youth take a liking for this dude!
Tags : Paiyaa, Karthi, Tamannah, Lingusamy, Yuvan Shankar Raja
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