Debutant filmmaker V Somasundaram has touched upon how important family ties are how and how one should not forget the past in the family drama Pathirama Pathukkunga. The film stars Saran Kumar, Swaathi Sri, Satya and Sampath Ram in lead roles.
Besides narrated an emotional drama, the director has laced the movie with romance and comedy. Though at times the movie tests the patience of the audience, the fact that he has handled a serious theme with care deserves a special mention.
Sabari (Saran) and Raja (Satya) gets acquainted to each other after the latter helps him during a fight. Raja introduced Sabari to Indira (Swaathi). Cupid's arrow strikes and it is time for romance between them. Sequence of events reveal that Raja had an ulterior motive in bringing them together. What it is and how he tries to achieve his mission forms the crux.
The movie begins well and the friends coming together to have a gala time are narrated well. But in the second half, it goes too emotional. Saran and Sampath Ram play their part well. They get under the skin of the character to give their best. Swathi plays a typical heroine of Tamil cinema. Music composer Sivaji Raj has come up with a catchy score especially the song Azhagana Kadhal.
The movie harps on a relevant issue. It begins well, but the lacunae is that it is incoherent at places. Somasundaram can be given a pat for a sincere try on screen.