Wednesday, 8 July 2015


Kamal Haasan, Gauthami
Asha Sharath, Ananth Mahadevan
Nivedha Thomas, Esther Anil
Jeethu Joseph
M. Ghibran
Wide Angle Creations
Raj Kumar Theatres
Release Date
3 July 2015
2 Hours & 30 Minutes

My Thoughts
Some movies awe us not just once; but multiple times. The brilliance of the story, smartness of screenplay, realism in dialogs and the universally appealing feeling of love, family and togetherness can be the more than enough reason to watch a movie more than once.

In 2013, when I watched Drishyam, I loved it. Last weekend, when I watched Papanasam, I loved it as well! This reiterates, movie is a language by itself (as Kamal Hassan’s character says).

Papanasam is everything Drishyam was and so much more. The emotional content is more and the audience are made to feel the father’s bond with his daughters. However, I missed those situational comedies which Malayalam Drishyam.

Suyambulingam (Kamal Hassan) is a self-made man. He is proud about his hard work and never misses an opportunity to boast about that. He is also thankful for being blessed with a caring wife, loving daughters, supporting in-laws and good-heated friends. Kamal Hassan lives as the character, shedding the cloak of super-stardom and image. He has tried his best to come across as natural and casual as possible. You know, it is toughest to be a common man and the easiest to be a superhero. He earns respect for taking up such an unconventional character and taking the movie to a different level. In the climax scene, we know why he is what he is. Subtle yet stunning.

We get to see Gauthami onscreen after a long time. She comes across as that wife who follows her husband blindly when she knows he is doing the right thing. I realized that I still love her smile and although I missed her curly hair badly.

Nivedha Thomas had been a part of our family once – as Radhika Sharathkumar’s daughter. So, it felt good and relatable to see her on screen. She has given a decent performance as elder daughter Selvi. Needless to say, Esther Anil as Meena steals the show! Asha Sharath reprises her roles in Drishyam – I wish her Malayalam accent was not so apparent.

There are only two songs are good. The choreography takes it to different level. Background music is appropriate. Cinematography infuses life to the scenes. I loved the dialogs. Kamal Hassan always tries to use different dialects of Tamil. In this film Tirunelveli Tamil is used and it sounds so sweet and nice! Jeethu Joseph as director strikes another century J

Go for it with your family…
Celebrate the selfish love you feel for them J



  1. Sounds like a good one to watch, judging by your splendid review.

  2. Excellent movie. I had a problem understanding Kamal Haasan's Tirunelveli slang. That is not his fault. I am not used to it.

    1. Yeah... That Tamil could be difficult. I thankfully didnt have that problem :)

  3. I think Kamal should act more movies like this instead of movies like Viswaroopam.

    Destination Infinity

    1. Hmm.. I liked Viswaroopam. It would be appreciated 10 years down the line... :)

  4. Wow, you are all caught up with all the latest releases, I envy you. This is on my list as well.

    1. haha...
      Love for movies supersedes everything :P