The movie Ponmagal Vandhal was launched on Amazon Prime Video today with JJ Petric directing Jyotika, Parthiban, Bhagyaraj, Pratap Pothan, Pandiyarajan, Thiagarajan and many others. Check out the movie review.
Ponmagal Vandhal: Review
The initial portions of the film are a delight to watch, and they are crafted beautifully. Till the end of the first half, the court proceedings are brisk, and there is no lag. The foundation for the second half is also set up beautifully, with a big twist right before the interval. However, due to the screenplay issues, the film loses steam in the second half. Till the midway point of the second half, the film sticks to the courtroom genre, but suddenly we see Venba delivering an emotional monologue highlighting the pain victims of rape undergo. This film is also set in Jyothika’s universe, where she turns into a crusader for the victims of the system and the oppressed women. Here too she follows suit, and the plot subtly points out the instances of sexism we witness in everyday life. It also shows how the lawyers in courts constantly resort to character assassination while arguing against female lawyers, which is quiet novel. It is not every day you see a female lawyer fighting for justice in Tamil cinema, which by itself is a welcome change.
Another reason why the film basically works is the music of Govind Vasantha. His expertise in the violin is well-known and the way he’s used it in the emotional scenes adds on to the drama so much. The songs don’t disturb the flow because of its pleasing to the ear nature, and also because they’re used as montages. Ramji has done a neat cinematography, that works well for the genre. The film carries a very important message against child sexual abuse, and when a woman speaks about it, it becomes even more hard-hitting. It is necessary to keep making films like these, where the society is educated about the nuances associated with taboo topics like rape and sexual abuse. Overall, a definitely watchable film for Jyothika’s performance, and the strong message conveyed.
Ponmagal Vandhal: Trailer
Ponmagal Vandhal: Cast and Crew
The cast of the film has the popular star cast. Popular actress Jyothika will be in the lead role of the film. Other cast members of the film are R. Parthiepan, K. Bhagyaraj, and Pratap Pothen. Ponmagal Vanthal is directed by JJ Fredrick. The film is produced by Suriya and Jyotika Productions. The film Ponmagal Vanthal is produced under the banner name 2D Entertainments.