There is a scene in the first half of Pa Pandi (aka Power Paandi) when Rajkiran, who plays the titular character, Power Pandian, lands up for a shoot. He is a former stunt master, but has decided to take up this job just so he doesn’t cause ‘problems’ for his workaholic son, Raghavan (Prasanna). It’s a stunt scene and as he walks into the shooting spot, the young fighters who are rehearsing walk up towards him and pay their respects. Even the stunt choreographer treats him with respect. No wonder he breaks out into a song once the shoot is done. “Oru legend maadhiri enna treat pannanga,” he later gushes to Raghavan.
But his happiness is short-lived. For, we sense that there is emptiness in Pandi’s life. Raghavan might be providing him a roof to live under, food to eat and grandchildren to play with, but his son is also treats him with disdain, just like how most younger people treat their elders. Raghavan gets upset when his father tries to watch TV and the volume disturbs his sleep. After all, he’s now the working professional in the family! He chides his father when the old man, with his good-hearted nature, drags some problem or the other from the road into his home.
( 3.5 / 5 )