Arya-Vijay Sethupathi starrer "Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai" is a multi-starrer movie directed by SP Jananathan. The movie has got fairly positive reviews from the audience.
The theme of the film revolves around the relevance of capital punishment in a democratic and free society. The crucial portion of "Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai" is set in jail, where the focus will be on the arbitrariness of death penalty and lack of spotlight on life inside the prison.
Arya, Vijay Sethupathi, Shaam, and Karthika Nair are starring in "Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai".
Story: Balu, a terrorist and who believes in communism, played by Arya has been death penalty by a military court in connection with a suicide bomb attack on Indian army. The court has clearly pointed out that an experienced hangman should execute the death with a least amount of pain. Macualay (Shaam), the Jail Superintendent ropes in Yemalingam (Vijay Sethupathi) for the job. In the mean time, Balu makes friendship with other prisoners to fight for their rights. Kuyili (Karthika Nair) with Balu and Yemalingam hatch a plan for his escape. What happens next is the interesting part of the story.
Average Ratings given by Audience: 3
The film has Varshan's music, NK Ekambaram's cinematography, and N Ganesh Kumar's editing. "Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai" has drawn audience's attention with its trailer.
Meanwhile, the movie is getting positive reviews from overseas. People have said that it is a quality movie with a message and they are most impressed with the climax. Below, we bring you the audience reviews:
Surendhar MK Posted
Half way through #Purampokku. SP Jananathan has carefully managed to tread the 'preaching' line here. Quite authentic, but less engaging.
Sathish Kumar Wrote
#Purampokku first half - Absolutely new to Tamil Cinema.. A movie which talks about prison & people around it in detail.. Vijay Sethupathi as drunkard Yemalingam had rocked along with Police officer Shaam. Arya underplays in the first half.. Technically brilliant with rich production values.. First half alone runs for 80 minutes
Shree Prakash Wrote
#Purampokku - @KarthikaNair9 equally performed. Fantastic art work and cinematography. Jananathan won my heart
Cult Classical movie. (3/3)
#Purampokku - @arya_official as communist come prisoner, @shaamactor as dedicated police officer & #VijaySethupathi as hangman rocked (2/3)
#Purampokku - Interesting escape plan becomes too emotional in climax. Jananathan rocked with dialogues and unique storyline. (1/3)
Only Kollywood Wrote
Half way through #Purampokku. Authentic prison drama with subtle & satire on the state in equal proportions. More of a serious docudrama.
#Purampokku Overseas Report : 3.75/5.0 :) Guranteed Film :) Yet Another Superb Movie of the Year.Sure HIT :) #Purampokkucelebrations
Kollywood Cinema Wrote
#Purampokku Oversea Report : Seat Edge Political Thriller. A Must watch with Family Audience #Jagan Rocked #UTV gave another Quality Product
Studio Flicks Posted
#Purampokku A quality cinema, worth watch! Gripping last 45 mins takes the film next level, superb climax.SP Jananathan proves again!!
Good casting can always save a film ! Arya, Vijay sethupathi and Shaam give memorable performances ! #Purampokku
Another original film from Jhananathan ! Loved the writing and the performances #Purampokku
#purampokku .first off sema.
full on full COMUNISAM FILM .. Padam kandipaga miga peria vetri preum thozhar.
New and different movie of Tamil cinema #PEP @Dhananjayang
#PEP another delightful experience u should never miss. @Actorarya_FC @VJSethupathi
Watched #Purampokku. TRIMMING the duration is must.Equal performances by all cast.Strictly 1 time watchable.Loved vj sethupathi character.