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Ponmagal Vandhal (2020)

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Ponmagal Vandhal (Meaning: The Precious Princess has Arrived) is a courtroom drama that takes place in Ooty. Jyotika plays the lead in the film alongside various other veteran actors playing important roles.

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Credited cast:
Jyotika ... Venba / Angel
Parthiban ... Rajarathnam
Bhagyaraj ... Petition Pethuraj
Praveen Praveen ... Dhiwakar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akalya Akalya
Vj Ashik Vj Ashik ... Rajarathnam's assistant
Subbu Panchu ... DSP Alexander
Pandiarajan Pandiarajan ... Karpooram
Prathap Pothen ... Arul Kumaran
Vidya Pradeep ... Jothi
Akil Santhosh ... Rohit
Thiagarajan ... Varadarajan
Vinodhini Vaidynathan
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Ponmagal Vandhal, is a Murder Mystery Courtroom Drama set in Ooty, 2020. Venba (Jyotika), a determined lawyer, reopens the case of a serial killer Jothi, after 15 Years. This is Venba's journey against child abuse and her quest for justice.

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'Ponmagal Vandhal' has created a controversy by planning an OTT release on Amazon Prime Video for which the Tamilnadu theater association threatened to issue a 'Red Card' against the producers of the film. See more »

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Pookalin Porvai
Written by Vivek
Performed by Sean Roldan, Keerthana Vaidyanathan
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Good storyline, questionable production techniques
30 May 2020 | by sivaraajkrishnanSee all my reviews

The movie had a good story to tell but lacked the finesse to polish up some aspects of screenwriting and storyboarding. The emotional build-up from an audience point of view was solely based on the impact of the dialogue but not on the screenplay. A lot can be done than just having lengthy scripts. This is where your storyboarding is important to the extend that some scenes should be given time and exploration to allow the main character to express her emotions. Some parts are packed with none of those but just dialogues which can get seriously irritating to a certain extend.

Unnecessary graphics which totally made no sense and amateurish. The birds at the beginning of the movie were just graphics, which I felt that there should be more effort into sourcing out the actual mise en scene. And during the part where the police account is being narrated to the lawyer at a coffeehouse, the graphics only made things more cheap.

Overall, this is a story that we all need and it is a representation to fight against a horrible man-made crisis. Good music accompaniment, and probably worth your time watching.


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