Peechaankai Movie Review
Writer & Director : Ashok
Producer : R.S.Karthik, P G Muthaiah
Cast : RS Karthik, Anjali Rao, Vivek Prasanna
Music : Balamurali Balu
Cinematography : Gautham Rajendhiran
Editor : Jomin Mathew
Production company : Karsa Entertainment
If you’re just Googling up or flipping through some references pertaining to ‘Alien Hand Syndrome’, there happens to be a wide array of case studies that takes you through more information. But then, don’t be too much curious to get the same elements out here in ‘Peechaankai’, which reportedly claims to be a movie based on this syndrome. The film is directed by debut filmmaker Ashok and is produced by cinematographer PG Muthaiah with Karthik of Maanagaram fame and Anjali Rao in lead roles.
Karthik as protagonist is seen as a devil may care guy earning his livelihood with petty pick pocket stuffs. On an occasion, he gets hit by an accident and is diagnosed with ‘Alien Hand Syndrome’, which leaves his left hand uncontrollable. He is known as expert in looting purses and money bags with his left hand and now with this issue, his entire life turns upside down. Rest of the story travels through this phase in his life and how he gets interwoven with unexpected characters and dramas…
The prominent feature about the film is that basic theme, which stirs up the curiosity as you listen to someone narrating this concept. But then, it nearly takes 30-40 minutes to establish this conflict on the screens and till then, the establishment of characters borrows so much of time. The other highlighting trait about the film is the promising performance of Karthik, whose efficient work and preparation for the role is completely evident in every frame. These two elements are the biggest attraction of Peechaankai, which has spread out humour in places, though not in full swing. But the biggest problem comes through the writing of screenplay, where the characterisations are not completely as powerful as the protagonist. In the name of creating hilarious villains, the actors aren’t really perfect. Maybe, the rural or sub-urban movie goers might have been the target audiences.
The film strongly lacks the technical quotients, maybe because of budgeting, but they have tried to manage well with the narrative parts in passable style.
Getting on with the final verdict, Peechaankai has some interesting moments and maybe appreciated for such values, but it doesn’t completely engage throughout the show.