Peechaankai - Movie Review

Peechaankai - Movie Review
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  • Karsa Entertainment
  • Cast
  • RS Karthik, Anjali Rao, Vivek Prasanna
  • Direction
  • Ashok
  • Music
  • Balamurali Balu
  • Photography
  • Gautham Rajendhiran

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Peechaankai - Not Engaging..! A Better Screenplay Could Have Saved The Movie..!


Promoted as 'India’s first alien hand syndrome film’, Peechaankai has hit the screens today, among good anticipation due to the buzz created by the trailer of the film. Peenchankai is driven by its high-concept premise — what if our hand starts to have a mind of its own! Director Ashok sets his film based on this idea against a background that involves criminals and politicians, and gives us a black comedy that is certainly novel, mostly funny and somewhat overlong. 
Ashok a former software engineer has also produced the film under his Karsa Entertainment banner along with Cinematographer P.G.Muthaiah's PG Medias banner. Anjali who played STR's sister in 'Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada' has acted as the female lead. The film also stars Vivek Prasanna and M.S.Bhaskar in important supporting 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 form the rest of the story. 


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. 
The songs have been written and composed supplementing the core plot of the movie, but it doesn’t stay with you. The background score might have been a little more intense and powerful. Editing could have been crispier and different style of cuts could have been used, as you see the ‘fade’ transitions often. 


Stars Performance 
Few Comedies


Everything involving technical department 
Many logic-less scenes 

Verdict : Not Engaging..! A Better Screenplay Could Have Saved The Movie..!

Stars : 2/5

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