Pasanga - Movie Review
Review by : Behindwoods review board
Starring: Jeeva, Anbu, Manonmani, Kuttymani, Mangalam, Pakkada
Direction: Pandiraj
Music: James Vasanthan
Production: M. Sasikumar
Specialty of Pasanga, produced by Subramaniapuram Sasikumar, begins with the happy banter and giggles of students as the title music. Though some scenes showcase their tomfoolery some others go overboard pushing the viewers to exhaustion. Parents complaining about their wards is one such example.

The film is about the conflict and friction between two eleven year olds. Kishore (Anbukkarasu) comes to
government school from private due to his family’s economic setback. Sriram (Jeeva) is the boy in his class who is the son of the class teacher and enjoys special privileges but is dull in studies. Kishore proves himself in studies and earns a special name in his class teacher’s heart which is naturally not being liked by Jeeva. The two are at loggerheads with each other and their animosity grows in leaps and bounds which in turn affects the relationship between the respective families. However, two youngsters from these two families are in love and the resulting incidents form the main knot of Pasanga directed by Pandiraj, erstwhile assistant of Cheran.

Characterization of Anbukkarasu’s father, mother and his uncle is noteworthy but the same thing cannot be said about Jeeva’s father which leaves the viewer befuddled. Sriram’s character has been shown almost as villain and his ‘single wink’ transformation is also not acceptable.

The scene where the teacher gets yelled at by his son is exaggerated and screams of cinematic buffoonery at its peak. The title Pasanga does not suit in situations where the kids scare others with compass. These sequences should have been avoided as they could lead to negative learning.

Pasanga’s highlight is Vimal-Vega’s romance and their cell phone babble. When Vega talks to Vimal’s brother misunderstanding him as Vimal and later trying to manipulate the situation is interesting.

Screenplay appears to be disjointed. Dialogues are laudable and camerawork is praiseworthy. Music is hummable especially ‘Vetkum varude’ number. Director Pandiraj should be credited for extracting work from children. If few foibles had been avoided Pasanga would have made a special mark.

Verdict: Pasanga for pasanga and parents

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