Can you hold on to your values when life has become an absolute struggle? This is the central conflict of Paambu Sattai, which has some moving moments and superb songs by debutant Ajesh, but is let down by the uneven writing, overlong romance portions and a muddled final act.
The plot revolves around Dakshinamoorthy (Bobby Simhaa, in an ill-fitting wig), a school dropout who lives with his widowed sister-in-law, Malar (Banu). After stalk-wooing Veni (Keerthy Suresh), he manages to win her love, but her father, Kannan (Charlie), is uncomfortable with this match because of whispers of an illicit relationship between Dakshina and Malar. For the sake of Dakshina’s love, Malar agrees to marry Jeeva, a share auto driver, but Jeeva is in debt and can marry her only after clearing that. That is when Dakshina reaches out to Rajendran (Guru Somasundaram, in yet another slimy-guy role), a financier who is involved with a counterfeit money laundering group, headed by Shanmugam (K Rajan). But, Dakshina loses his own money during a police raid at the group’s den, and gets into a situation where he has to launder money for them. What does he decide?
( 2.5 / 5 )