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The movie deals with the stance of the government officials on such a serious issue and how a belated decision will make a situation worse, in an already edgy circumstance.

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The movie deals with the stance of the government officials on such a serious issue and how a belated decision will make a situation worse, in an already edgy circumstance.

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an arduous journey...!
13 June 2012 | by (Bangalore) – See all my reviews

Radha Mohan has tried to travel in the unfamiliar terrains for the first time in "Payanam" which is an action thriller whilst his previous 3 movies were feel good family entertainers. It is refreshing that the director has tried to break away from the mould but that he is clearly uncomfortable in handling an action subject with élan shows.

Movie though set in an novel backdrop & managed to do away with the routine hero-heroine pattern as well as songs , the backdrop gets tiring after a while. Agreed it is a very difficult job to sustain the interest of the viewers in such kind of subject , RadhaMohan could have thought something out of the box rather than taking recourse to his trademark comical one-liners which doesn't gel well with the movie of this genre.

Movie has an artificiality writ large all over it & in some places the happening borders on a stage drama like. Though they have tried hard to showcase the production values as high as possible unfortunately the averageness of it comes out . Though the director manages to pump in the adrenaline here & there , they are very few to warrant any significance. Also the recourse to melodrama , contrived nationalistic jingoism & comedy in the most unwarranted of sequences makes "Payanam" a very average travel.

As far as the ensemble cast goes Nagarjuna , Prakashraj , M.S.Baskar , Kumaravel , Chaams shines in their roles . Others in the cast are adequate though those who play the terrorist hams & overacts.

Background score of Praveen Mani hurts the viewers ear drums. It's a very average work by the Musician , may be Radha should have stuck on with Vidhyasagar one more time.

K.V.Guhan's cinematography is good & manages to infuse frenzy into the happenings.

On the whole , "Payanam" is a strictly average offering from the makers of such remarkable movies like "Azhagiya Theeye " , "Mozhi" & "Abhiyum Naanum".

Bottomline: an arduous journey...!


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