“Sakka Podu Podu Raja”… Yawn! Yet another stab at making Santhanam a star

Posted on December 23, 2017

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Spoilers ahead…

Read the full review on Film Companion, here: http://www.filmcompanion.in/article/sakka-podu-podu-raja-movie-review

Santhanam’s latest attempt to position himself as a matinee idol pivots on an utterly original plot: the hero falls for a gangster’s sister. Yazhini (Vaibhavi Shandilya) is a number. She is given the utterly original trait of arrogance; she likes to taunt men. She stops her car at a traffic light and blows a kiss at Santhanam. When he shows no interest, she follows him to a poolside and jumps into the water with this utterly original logic: “Two piece-a pottu vandhu avan mind-a piece piece aakkaren.” He still won’t budge, and I sat back, awaiting the next logical progression of her pursuit: a nudist colony. Alas, we get, instead, this scene where he slaps her and says, “Pattu thuni, panju, ponnunga – ellaam soft-a irukkanum. Adhaan azhagu.”

Continued at the link above.

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