In this situation, Urvashi who plays a higher official in the film comes to the school to grant an I.S.O certificate. During inspection Shariq is found dead mysteriously inside the school premises and GVP becomes the prime suspect in everyone's eyes. The rest of the story narrates how the mystery is solved by the hero with the help of the heroine.
Pencil is said to be the debut film of composer turned actor G. V. Prakash Kumar, but has been released after a long delay. Though GVP fits well into the student character, his performance looks a bit amateurish. Sri Divya's cute looks makes us forget her flaws. Shariq can be appreciated for his villain act in portraying the role of a youngster with rough and tough traits. The other artists like VTV Ganesh, T.P.Gajendran and Urvashi have done justice to their given portions.
Mani Nagaraj, has taken a school campus as the main venue in his plot. Though he firmly states the wrongness of private schools in selling education to improve their status, few awkward scenes could have been avoided to make it more sharp.
Songs and the background score are enjoyable in GVP's compositions. Cinematographer Gopinath's work is an added strength to the story line.
In short, this Pencil is sharp.