Director Rasu Madhuravan is known for tearjerkers that are set around family values and sentiments. He has opted to take a different route in 'Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam', which is a laugh riot with an army of comedians.
There are enough fun elements as the story takes backstage at one point of time.
Major portion of the movie revolves around Mikeset Pandi (Sabarish), a role enacted by Sabarish, son of 'FEFSI' Vijayan. After an action-oriented debut in his first film, he tries to prove his mettle in a light-hearted story and he fills it well. However when it comes to emotional scenes, he has to pick up fast.
Sunaina is rather pretty and bubbly. She steals the scene as and when she appears on screen. As Valarmathi, she is right there giving her best. There is Thambi Ramiah, Soori, Karunaas and Singam Puli who try to liven up the proceedings.
Valarmathi (Sunaina), daughter of a rich landlord, falls in love with Pandi (Sabarish), who runs mikeset business. He is helped by Soori in his business.
When all seems to go well between Valarmathi and Pandi, a freak mishap occurs and Pandi loses sense. Now begins some interesting events in their lives. Do they join hands forms the crux.
Though the director has found an apt starcast for the movie, at places the story flounders and meanders. There are too many sub-plots that mar the flow of the story.
Also at places, the humour is flat and predictable. The length of the movie is a major lacunae. It runs for over two-and-half hours.
Cinematography by U K Senthilkumar is a major plus. He captures the events in nice colours and specially the romantic numbers well.
As there are three phases in the story, Senthilkumar has given three shades to the film. Music is by Kavi Periyathambi and a couple of songs sound good.
Produced by Nesika Thiraiyarangam, 'Pandi Oliperuki Nilayam' is little loud with comedy being the saving grace.