In this film, Actor sreeram (Murgan) is a rag picker who belongs to a lower income group. He doesn't have anyone other than his grandmother and he stays in a shack that could be demolished at any minute. Actress Veni (Aara) works in a super market in his neighbourhood. She doesn't like people who lie or steal.
One day, she goes to pay her supermarket's (office) current bill. Most unexpectedly, she loses the money. Sreeram gets the money and the EB card. While she feels lost and goes in search of the money, like a true hero Sreeram hands over the money to her. They become good friends and their friendship soon turns into love.
Madhusudhanan, who plays the villan asks Rajasimman to store his black money in a safe place. Therefore, he hides the money in a Cooum river. Sreeram discovers the hefty sum and he lavishly spends the money. Meanwhile, Rajasimman is desperate to find the lost money.
Finally, will Rajasimman get the money back? What happened to Sreeram who has the money and will Aara and Sriram join hands is what the rest of the story is about. Sreeram who acted as a child actor in films like Pasanga and Goli Soda has now made his debut with this film. He acted as the lower middle class boy and how he drastically changes when he finds money is captured well in this film. His acting is a major plus for the movie.
Aara looks stunning in the film. Even if Madhusudhan's onscreen time is less, his character remains to be etched our hearts. The way he desperately looks out for the lost money has added more thrill to the film. Mayilswamy, Nasser and Sendrayan have done justice to their roles.
Abdul Majith has taken the script in a beautiful way. JV's music has come out really well. BGM is good and Vel Murugan's cinematography is a major asset to the film.
Overall, 'Paisa' is a decent film and there's a good moral message in the end.