Paramapadham Vilayattu is a Tamil political-thriller film written and directed by K. Thirugnanam and starring Trisha in the lead role.
Paramapadham Vilayattu is a movie that we have seen too many times before somewhere or the other. Ex-CM falls sick and then mysteriously dies. The doctor who is supposed to care for him becomes suspicious and targeted and promises to stop at nothing to uncover the truth. This, obviously, proves to not be a good idea and she must now save herself, but not before learning some disturbing truths about politics and politicians.
The movie, starring Trisha, is a bore-fest from start to end. Unfortunately for it, there’s nothing that keeps the audience hooked to it. The writer has written a plot that conveniently solves all problems, while also having everything work out horribly badly. It’s a conundrum that gives you whiplash.
The characters are one-dimensions husks of people who do the most odd and confusing things, although they are apparently really smart as well. There are loopholes all around that the writer did not think that it was a good idea to sort through. You asking a valid question? Too bad, nothing will be answered!
There’s also this odd thing where everyone understands Gayatri’s daughter’s sign language conveniently – I guess everyone is learning ASL now? It’s like how people in the US understand fluent and colloquial Hindi perfectly. It’s a hole that the makers did not think about because they thought that the audience is that dumb.
Additionally, and this is a major gripe that I have (especially with thrillers and horrors), why do women not tie their hair when they are out to do something? I can’t go a second without getting the hair off my face when I am about to kick ass or whatever because it’s damn inconvenient. But then again, it wouldn’t be a problem for our leading lady in Paramapadham Vilayattu because hair and makeup are just a holler away.
Unfortunately for Paramapadham Vilayattu, the dialogues and the acting are equally bad. Trisha, whom I remember watching in the haunting 96, displays no emotions are it feels like watching a block of ice. The other characters, too, do no justice. They are either terribly icky to watch or are just plain stupid. And why do we need a “male protagonist” in this movie? He serves no purpose and just comes into the scene in the most random way. Trisha is good enough to take care of herself and others around her, why does she (and us) need a man to be rescued?
Summing up: Paramapadham Vilayattu
I think I will just keep on going off on a tangent if I keep talking about Paramapadham Vilayattu. The movie is boring and infuriating at the same time, which is one of the weirdest feelings that I have ever come across in my life. Or maybe I am just infuriated because of how stupid it is. I don’t know. It’s almost numbing considering how painful it is to watch. Also, there’s this odd Hindi serial feel throughout the runtime which is just so confusing. Add to that the horrible background score – it’s a deadly combination. In short, don’t make yourself go through this.
Paramapadham Vilayattu is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
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