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Papanasam (2015)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | 3 July 2015 (USA)
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Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

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Jeethu Joseph

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Jayamohan, Jeethu Joseph (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... Suyambu Lingam
Gautami ... Rani
Niveda Thomas ... Selvi
Esther ... Meena
Kalabhavan Mani ... Constable
Asha Sharath ... Inspector General
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ... Inspector General's Husband (as Anant Mahadevan)
M.S. Bhaskar ... Hotel Owner
Aruldoss ... Police Officer (as Aruldass)
Roshan Basheer ... Varun Prabhakar
Charlie ... Bus Conductor
Delhi Ganesh ... Gautami's Father
Sri Ram Sri Ram ... Cheramadurai
Ilavarasu ... Shanmugam
Vaiyapuri Vaiyapuri ... Hotel Owner
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Storyline

Suyambulingam, an uneducated but hard working and self-made cable operator leads a peaceful life in the town of Papanasam with his wife and 2 daughters. When some unexpected turn of events leads to an accidental murder, he throws himself into the quagmire to save his daughter and his family from the impending nightmare. How he fares in his ingenious attempts to extract his family out of the soup is what forms the crux of this thriller. Written by PipingHotViews

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Although a remake all the cast were totally selected differently except for the parents role and the small child of the kamal hasam See more »

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The movie Anjaan was actually released in August 15, 2014 in India. But Kamal and his family see the movie at 3rd August. See more »

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Remake of Drishyam (2013) See more »

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Birth of the Family-Thriller Genre.
5 July 2015 | by Vajra KrishnaSee all my reviews

Amir Khan once said about Kamal Haasan, "There are some things he can do that others can but there are many things Kamal can do that no other actor can." Once again, this film stands as a testament, particularly in witnessing that this same film is being remade in several Indian languages, showcasing the talents of several lead actors, since its conception as the Malayalam film; Drishyam, with Mohanlal.

I've heard many people say that they are partial to the original malayalam version - perhaps because they saw it first? But there is another side to this story. A filmmaker rarely gets the chance to do the same film twice, and if he is still as passionate about the story the second or third time, each time he makes it, he perfects the telling just a little more... I often hear stories about writers/directors lamenting about how they would look back at their work and notice mistakes they made that they would love to do-over had they been given the chance.

With Papanasam, what I see is the director, Jeethu Joseph, having improved upon himself. Of all the versions of the film I have seen, the tamil film comes across by far the most subtle - and that is in particular due to Kamal Haasan's sensibilities and energy permeating and influencing the cast, I feel.

So, personally, yes, the tamil version is the best! I understand that people who are sentimental towards 'originals' might not agree, but I think if you were willing to be impartial and unbiased, it is difficult to miss the perfection of this film in the tamil version.

Great thrills in the second half - a real roller-coaster ride!


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