The son of a wealthy Mill owner returns from abroad to take over the reigns of the company his mother built from scratch. A sudden accident sends his mother into a coma and after failed recovery attempts, he decides to go on a unique trip – that of living the life of a beggar for 48 days. During the course, he finds how their lives are, how man-made trouble can hit the downtrodden & towards the end of his offering – trouble hits him. Does he get past it, and does his conviction help his mother recover?
Running Time:
130 min
Release date:
04 March 2016
Directed by:
Produced by:
Fathima Vijay Antony
Written by:
Vijay Antony
Satna Titus
Bagavathi Perumal
Dheepa Ramanujam
John Kennedy
Music by:
Vijay Antony
Shot by:
Prasanna Kumar
Editing by:
Veera Senthil Raj
Distributed by:
KR films
Skylark Entertainment

What’s Hot

  • Director Sasi – the maker of some reputed yet unconventional films like Sollaamale, Poo makes a comeback with Pichaikaaran and shows he has still got it in him to make films around subjects not touched often and provide his own touch to them. His tribute to the man on whose deed the film is loosely based on seems genuine and reflects in the way he has treated the movie’s core.
  • Vijay Antony is fast becoming an actor/producer whose presence in a film or its label can assure a minimum quality the film could carry! In this film, he uses his collected body language to good effect as he goes about his business as both the wealthy youngster as well as he does with showing reluctance as he gets into the shoes of a beggar.
  • The supporting cast comprising of some fine artists representing the beggars (who tickle our funny bone even with some deep thoughts!), the mother (played by Dheepa Ramanujam), the uncle-driver duo (remember the tea stall owner from Poo?) offer good support as the film takes its two-track course.
  • Even though the villains are impediments to the movie’s flow, the stunt choreography in the film makes its presence felt with some intense fights (the climax fight at the railway station makes a mark) backed by Senthil Raj’s racy cuts and Vijay Antony’s energizing background score.

What’s Not

  • The debutant heroine Satna Titus (who bears an unmistakable resemblance with Amala Paul & Samantha) looks promising and is expressive with her emotions. But it is a tad disappointing that her role scarily goes close to the line of typecast heroines Tamil Cinema is known for, thanks to the uninventive placement and scripting of the love track.
  • The film wavers a lot and takes a number of directions with villains for the hero coming in from unexpected quarters and the hero deciding to act crusader for the clan he represents. All of these deviations mar the intrigue about his primary cause.




Verdict Stamp

Even as Pichaikaaran wavers a lot in its search for finding Villains and crusader case-points for the hero, the film ends up being a watch one wouldn’t regret because of its fresh core treated with overwhelming moments and the commercial additions that work in parts.