Paambhu Sattai

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Paambhu Sattai
Directed by Adam Dasan
Produced by
Written by Adam Dasan
Starring
Music by Ajeesh
Cinematography K. G. Venkatesh
Edited by S. P. Raja Sethupathi
Production
company
Distributed by Abi & Abi Pictures
Release date
24 March 2017
Running time
140 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Paambhu Sattai (Snake skin) is an Indian Tamil-language action thriller film written and directed by debutant Adam Dasan, starring Bobby Simha, Keerthy Suresh, Guru Somasundaram and Muktha Bhanu in the lead roles. Produced by actor Manobala, the film has music composed by Ajeesh. After beginning its shoot in 2014, the film released after an extended delay on 24 March 2017.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Dakshna Murthy is a young man who keeps losing his jobs frequently because of his moral ethics. Malar, his sister-in-law is a confident, young, beautiful woman who works in a jewelry shop. Malar lost her husband (Dakshna's brother) within a month of their marriage. For reasons unknown, her husband is found dead on the railway tracks nearby their hamlet. Despite being a young widow, both Malar and Dakshna live under the same roof because Malar has married his brother opposing her family. Dakshna tries to convince his sister-in-law to remarry, but she keeps refusing.

Dakshna gets a job in a water-can distribution shop. The nature of his job introduces him to different kinds of people. Over the course of time, he falls in love with a girl named Veni who works in a garment factory and is also one of his water-can customers. Veni's father, a manual scavenger accepts their love but doubts the relationship between Dakshna and Malar. As a result, Malar accepts for a second marriage. Dakshna finds the right groom for Malar, but he is not ready for marriage because of his financial constraints. Dakshna decides to gather money to fix Jeeva's financial problem so that Malar can marry again. In this journey, many good people around him help with some cash, yet he falls short of money.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Production of the film began in late 2014, with Bobby Simha and Keerthy Suresh signed on to play the lead roles in Adam Dasan's first film. The film was initially started as a joint venture between Manobala's Picture House studio and Magic Frames, consisting of Listin Stephen, Sarathkumar and Raadhika.[4][5] Muktha Bhanu finished filming her scenes in March 2015, and revealed that she would portray a salesgirl.[5] The film was completed in mid-2015 and dubbing work was underway by July 2015.[6]

After a long production delay, it was announced that the film had been sold to K. Gangadharan of Cinema City, who planned to release the film in December 2016. Following further delays, the film was released with the assistance of Abi & Abi Pictures during March 2017.[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

Paambhu Sattai
Soundtrack album by Ajeesh
Released 12 November 2016
Recorded 2015
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Think Music
Ajeesh chronology
Paambhu Sattai
(2016)
Vallavanukkum Vallavan
(2017)Vallavanukkum Vallavan2017

Playback singer Ajeesh composed both songs and background score for this film, making his composing debut. His work on the film prompted the lead actor Bobby Simha to sign him on for his home production, Vallavanukkum Vallavan (2017).

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Neeyum Naanum"Madhan KarkyAjeesh03:30
2."Nee Uravaaga"YugabharathiShreya Ghoshal, Haricharan04:54
3."Venmegamaai"VairamuthuAbhay Jodhpurkar04:53
4."Ichukkattaa"Mani AmuthavanDeepak, Ranjini04:39
5."Kanavugalaal Kalaindhomey"YugabharathiMadhu Balakrishnan04:59
6."Paambhu Sattai" (theme)01:08

Release[edit]

The film had a low-profile release across Tamil Nadu on 24 March 2017, following up from the delays it had during production. Reviewing the film, Behindwoods.com wrote "Director Adam Dasan’s writing has been uneven as his narration falls flat at places, and wanders around, without knowing where to move about" and that "he could’ve been clearer on what he wanted, and concentrated solely on that but the director knows the knack of connecting to audience’s emotions, and the scenes pertaining to that work well".[8] Sify.com called the film a "watchable action thriller", stating it was one of Bobby Simha's better films as the lead actor.[9] In their review, The Times of India stated "This film has some moving moments and superb songs by debutant Ajesh, but is let down by the uneven writing, overlong romance portions and a muddled final act".[10]

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