Tejas, son of call taxi driver A.Venkatesh and Divyadarshini, is numero uno in sports but is unable to cope with studies. Ishwarya, daughter of a Real Estate Business man, motivates him to do well in studies which irks Dileepan Pugazhendhi as he is afraid he might be displaced as the top performer in the school.
Were Tejas and Ishwarya in love ? What role does Dileepan play in their disappearance ? Were they kidnapped ? These are the questions that Pallikoodam Pogamale tries to answer through an engaging screenplay.
Tejas, Ishwarya and Dileepan have eased into their roles and have delivered the expected goods. A.Venkatesh, Divyadarshini, Raj Kapoor and Srihari have all understood their roles and enacted it to their best.
Ganesh Venkatraman sizzles as an intelligent cop and is the spine of the movie. There are no encounters and gravity defying stunt sequences; just intelligent, run of the mill police enquiries to maneuver through a tricky maze. He shines when he advices the parents and teachers of their importance in the life of youngsters.
In its core, the movie is about High School students. There are no duets, inappropriate dialogues and above all teachers are not ridiculed by the students. The movie concentrates on the plight of students with respect to the mark patterns, lack of scope in our education system to promote individuality and the ensuing academic homogenisation.
Kudos to director Jayaseelan for talking about these issues making the movie different from its counterparts.
Samson's music and U.K.Senthil Kumar's cinematography are spot on and turn a well written movie into a neat finished product.
Pallikoodam Pogamale gets a 'First Class with Distinction'!