(Palli Paruvathiley – Review)
It’s in school that many of us would have come across first love. It is around this concept director Vasudev Baskar’s ‘Palli Paruvathiley’ revolves, as the film talks about teenage attraction towards opposite sex and its impacts.
The star cast has a right mix of freshers and veterans, who add value to the script. The director has tried to convey a message and has almost succeeded in his mission.
Nandhan Ram is the son of K S Ravikumar, who works as headmaster in a school. The latter is a disciplinarian, while the former falls for Venba, who is the daughter of Ponvannan.
One day, Ponvannan comes to know about Nandhan’s intentions towards Venba. Since Ponvannan has respect towards Ravikumar, he advises Nandhan to stay out of his daughter.
But the words are of no use, as Nandhan goes ahead with his love affair. This leads to Ponvannan and his brother R K Suresh to convey the matter to Ravikumar’s family.
When the boy and the girl are enquired, the latter says that she is not at all in love with the former and only Nandhan is trying to woo her. This leads to the death of Ravikumar.
But even after the death of his father, Nandhan’s love for Venba doesn’t change. In the meantime, her parents arrange for her wedding. What happens next and whether Venba is really in love with Nandhan or not form the rest of Palli Paruvathiley.
Everyone in the cast has understood their responsibility and performed well. Vijay Narayanan’s music is easy on ears, while cinematography and editing departments are average.
Director Vasudev Baskar, whose intentions can not be faulted, could have concentrated on avoiding certain predictable scenes. But the film wins hearts with his message. It’s like revisiting our school days.
Rating: 3 out of 5