Sundarapandian is a 2012 Indian Tamil film directed by debutant Prabhakaran, a former associate of Sasikumar.
Sasikumar himself is playing the lead role in this movie, which will have Vijay Sethupathi and Soori among others in pivotal characters. The film opened to excellent reviews from all the leading websites and audience too have embraced it as a wholesome entertainer with some stunning performances.
The film will have Lakshmi Menon, who is currently acting in Kumki, as the leading lady. Music is by NR Raghunanthan, while cinematography by Premkumar of Pasanga fame.
Star Cast: Sasikumar, Lakshmi Menon, Vijay Sethupathi, Soori
Music: NR Raghunanthan
Studio: Company Production
Release date: 14 September 2012
The protege makes his mentor proud. Debutant filmmaker Prabhakaran, a former associate of Sasikumar, has come out with an engaging entertainer that is typical of his master in Sundarapandian.
The movie produced and enacted by Sasikumar is a tale of friendship, romance and betrayal. Lakshmi Menon, Parotta Suri, Appukutty, Vijay Sethupathy among others play their part well combining with Sasikumar.
A commercial entertainer with right mix of elements to catch the attention of the movie-lovers is what Sundarapandian is all about. Set in Madurai milieu, the movie has its moments. Be it the camaraderie shown by friends in the first half, the emotional scenes involving the lovers or the revenge drama towards the cliamx, the film has everything to entertain all.
The characters are natural and spontaneous. Sundarapandian (Sasikumar) is the son of rich landlord in Kandamanoor. He leads a happy life and enjoys the company of his friends. A fan of Rajnikanth, Sasikumar goes out in all ways to help his friends.
One day, he goes to ensure that his friend’s love is conveyed to a girl Archana (Lakshmi Menon), who happens to be his ex-flame. As it happens, she falls for Sundarapandian again.
But fresh trouble begins. A murder happens and the blame falls on Sundarapandian. But more trouble awaits Sasikumar as he gets ready for his wedding for Archana.
Sasikumar walks away with all honours. He gets under the skin of the character to deliver is best. Especially in comedy scenes, he excels. His performance towards the climax is riveting.
Lakshmi Menon is apt for the role while Parrota Suri’s comedy is worth a mention.
Music by Raghunanthan is passable but the background score makes it good. The eye sore is lengthy second half and some cliched scenes towards the climax. But above all, Sundarapandian will end up as a movie to cherish.