|Produced by||Sakthi Chidambaram|
|Music by||Srikanth Deva|
|Cinematography||S.D. Vijay Milton|
|Edited by||V. Jayshankar|
|Distributed by||Cinema Paradise|
|Running time||154 minutes|
Pazhani Tamil: பழனி is a Tamil action film movie with Bharath in lead role. It is directed by Perarasu and produced by director Shakthi Chidambaram under the banner Cinema paradise. Srikanth Deva scores music. Bharath plays the role of a car driver. Kajal Agarwal is the heroine and Kushboo plays Bharath's sister.
The film was formally launched on 10 June and was released on 14 January 2008 as a Pongal release. This is the first film for Kajal Agarwal in Tamil.It is dubbed into Hindi as Shaktishali Shiva and remade into odia as Gud boy.
The film opens and ends with jail sequences. In both scenes the hero (Bharath) is seen behind the bars. The happenings from his release and his re-entry to the jail make the whole film. The hero, who comes out of the prison, puts his sister’s life on track through his heroics and goes back to the prison as a martyr.
The protagonist was put behind the bars when he was ten years old. He killed his father's "keep" who made his mother’s life a hell by exploiting her to cajole his ‘keep’. He went to jail and his father turned an aimless vagabond. The boy’s elder sister, who disowned him when he was sent to jail, grew up and got married to a businessman (Biju Menon).
The innocent girl (Khushboo) is living in a fool’s paradise, believing the man, who is actually an anti social element.
However, she need not worry about anything. The hero, who is now 25, has come out of the jail. He gets a job in his sister’s house without revealing his identity. He unearths the shady deals of his sister’s husband and reforms him and puts his sister’s life on track. Meanwhile he finds his ladylove (Kajal Agarwal).
- Bharath as ... Pazhani
- Kajal Agarwal as ...Deepti
- Kushboo as ... Karpagam (Pazhani's Sister)
- Biju Menon as ... Jeevanandham (Karpagam's husband)
- Raj Kapoor as ... Vaikundan
It was announced in 2007 that Bharath would collaborate with Perarasu. The song sequence was shot at Prasad Studios with various chariots, more than fifty junior artists in colourful costumes and more than thousand other artists participated in this song.
The satellite rights of the film were bagged by Sun TV. The film was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board. The film faced problems before release as the producer failed to pay the debt.
The movie got moderate review. behindwoods.com gave 2.5/5 saying "Pazhani is not for an audience looking for something offbeat and inventive but for an audience craving for some old formulaic entertainment – loads of action thrown in with mother- sister sentiment".
- The film was a commercial success grossing $2 million at the box office.
- "Pazhani review from nowrunning.com". Retrieved 11 February 2012.
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- "Pazhani movie review from behindwoods.com". Retrieved 11 February 2012.