Poikkal Kuthirai poster

Produced by-Dark Room Pictures

Written and directed by Santhosh P Jayakumar

Censor Rating-U/A

Running Time- 122 Minutes


Cast-Prabhu Deva, Varalakshmi, Raiza Wilson, Jagan, Prakashraj, John Kokken etc

When Kamal Hassan’s Aboorva Sahodarargal had hit the screens, the entire film industry raised its eyebrows as to how he had stood smaller as a dwarf while enacting the character of Appu in that! It was way back in the year 1989 and now the Darling of Dancing, Prabhu Deva, wears a prosthetic leg in this 2022 film, dancing and fighting to his heart’s content with due credit to technology which has rendered the process possible!

It a turnaround for Santhosh P. Jayakumar who is known for his films as Hara Hara Mahadevaki, Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kothuand Irandaam Kuthu who has gone for a change both in terms of content and presentation.

The theme is nothing but a mere action drama with some twists and turns coupled with a couple of emotional scenes in which the actors concerned are definitely wanting!

Songs spring into the sequences too very frequently and the director has by and large maintained the momentum without much of a lag!

Though with only one leg, Prabhu Deva has put the available put forward in as effectively as possible!

Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar makes a late entry but still manages to create a flutter.

The film’s suspense element is good but the screenplay exploits it too hard that after a point the audience may not bother much!

After having lost his wife and a leg too, the protagonist (Prabhu Deva) finds it hard to make ends meet in the process of bringing up his little daughter. Adding to his woes is the fact is the discovery that she is diagnosed with a heart ailment which necessitates an operation involving a huge cost!

Prabhu Deva, at the instance of a jail bird (Prakashraj), decides to kidnap a child from an affluent family and demand a ransom but his own daughter gets kidnapped!

The climax portions could have been planned and executed definitely better.

D.Imman’s songs are one too many at regular intervals without much of an impact.