Meanwhile, Udhayanidhi shows disinterest in leaving his village or country for any job after he grows up, but also does what he can its people. Since the people need to go to the nearby village for basic amenities and medical needs, Udhayanidhi takes efforts to make those facilities available in his village itself. On the other hand, Parthiban contributes from his own hand to the village in which his sister is married to Namo Narayanan. Upon witnessing this first hand, Udhayanidhi comes to an understanding that Parthiban would do so much more for his daughter and sets out to find her and falls in love with her in the hopes of good times ahead.
Parthiban usually is not fond of letting go of the fame that comes to him and realizes he needs to send away Udhayanidhi Stalin. That is when he comes to know that Nivetha Pethuraj and Udhayanidhi are in a relationship. Soon after, Udhayanidhi realizes how Parthiban has been the mastermind all along in sending away the people in his village to foreign countries and the rest of the plot revolves around what he does next and whether their love succeeds.
This is the first time Udhayanidhi Stalin is appearing in an out-and-out rural film and has performed extremely well in his role. It is a treat each time for viewers when he appears in a scene featuring himself and Parthiban as the battle of brains is highly enjoyable. Nivetha Pethuraj stuns in her traditional avatar and is a pleasant sight for sore eyes throughout the film. Be it his usual style of sarcasm or villainy, Parthiban has essayed the role with ease. Mayilsamy, who comes as Parthiban's driver comes throughout the film and leaves a smile on our faces and the same can be said about Soori, who plays Udhayanidhi Stalin's pal providing the laughs yet again. In addition, Namo Narayanan and Motta Rajendran have done a decent job with their roles.
Director Thalapathy Prabhu has attempted to make a film that shows the battle between two people with different mindsets - one who loves his village and the other who is hell-bent on driving the people of the said village away. Parthiban's character design especially is the icing on the cake and his partnership with Mayilsamy is a major delight for audiences. D. Imman's folk songs are quite enjoyable and he shines furthermore in the background score department. Balasubramaniem's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has shot the village backdrop exceptionally well.
In short, Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam is a worthy watch with your family.