Pasanga 2

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Pasanga 2: Haiku
Suriya Pasanga 2 Poster.jpg
Film poster
Tamilபசங்க-2
Directed byPandiraj
Produced bySuriya
Pandiraj
Written byPandiraj
StarringSuriya
Amala Paul
Ramdoss
Karthik Kumar
Vidya Pradeep
Bindu Madhavi
Music byArrol Corelli
CinematographyBalasubramaniem
Production
company
2D Entertainment
Pasanga Productions
Distributed byStudio Green
Escape Artists Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 24 December 2015 (2015-12-24)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil
Budget4.3 crores
Box office52 crores

Pasanga 2 : Haiku[1] is a 2015 Indian Tamil children's film written, co produced and directed by Pandiraj. A thematic sequel to Pasanga (2009), the film focuses on the issue of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) amongst children and is set in the city, unlike Pasanga. The film, starring debutante child actors Nishesh and Vaishnavi in lead alongside Karthik Kumar, Bindu Madhavi, Ramdoss and Vidya Pradeep, is produced by Suriya, who also appears in an supporting role along with Amala Paul. The film was the last film of year 2015 and was declared as a "year end blockbuster".[2] The film will mark Pandiraj's last of the trilogy for children, following Pasanga and Marina.[3] A Telugu dubbed version, titled Memu, was released simultaneously in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on 8 July 2016.[4]

Plot[edit]

Kavin (Nishesh) and Naina (Vaishnavi) are two children who get pushed out of schools because of their hyperactive activities. Their parents are not able to bear the attitude of their children and transfer them through many schools. Accidentally, they end up with a child psychiatrist Thamizh Nadan (Suriya) and his wife Venba (Amala Paul). The two children were sent to a hostel, where they miss their parents dearly. They escape from the hostel and follow Thamizh and Venba’s children to their home. Thamizh suggests that Kavin and Naina join a school where Venba is a teacher, where they let children be themselves. Their parents think and reluctantly send them to the school. While Kavin and Naina study there, they are selected, along with Venbas son Abhiman, to participate in a talent show. There, Kavin dances and Naina tells the story of her life. Once the competition is over, Tamizh and Venba leave immediately, along with their children. When Kavin and Naina's parents questioned them why they did so, they replied with full satisfaction that all they needed was for the children to participate and not to win. The parents then realise their mistakes. Kavin and Naina also regret their mischievous behaviour. The film ends with an ambulance honking, and they prayed. The families lived happily.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

By June 2014, Suriya launched his second production under his then new-launched studio 2D Entertainment, a children's film by Pandiraj.[5] Suriya had wanted to begin 2D Entertainment with a newcomer's film and listened to over 50 scripts but said that he was impressed by Pandiraj's script only, adding that his story was entertaining and had a message.[6]

According to the director, the film will offer a beautiful experience to all".[7] Pandiraj was searching for nearly eight months for suitable children to play the protagonists, meeting about 150 children, before selecting Nishesh, Vaishnavi and Aarush.[2] Bindu Madhavi, who had worked with Pandiraj in Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga, was given a lead role and Karthik Kumar was cast as her romantic interest.[8] Suriya besides producing the film agreed to play Tamil Naadan, a social activist.[9] A source from the film's unit revealed that his role was not a cameo, but one of 40 minutes length.[10] Paired opposite Suriya was Amala Paul, who enacted the role a teacher named Venba.[9] Before Amala Paul was signed for the role, Jyothika was under consideration, with Pandiraj stating that it "would be nice" if Jyothika played that role.[11]

The director initially shot for few days in July 2014 but then had to put it back to complete Idhu Namma Aalu.[1] Principal photography with Suriya commenced on 25 February 2015.[12][13] In May 2015, a song was filmed on Suriya and over 60 children.[14] Suriya and Amala Paul's portions were wrapped up later that month.[15] In August, Pandiraj announced that the title "Haiku" would not be retained, and that he would come up with a new title to take exploit the Tamil Nadu Government's rule of entertainment tax exemption for films with Tamil titles.[16] The title was later revealed to be "Pasanga 2".[17]

Indiaglitz mentioned that the film offers umpteen infotainment and the messages are conveyed without being preachy. Apt stress has been made on the importance of the complete dedication and involvement of both the parents and family in various phases of growth of a kid.[18]

Soundtrack[edit]

Pasanga 2
Soundtrack album by
Released17 October 2015
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSony Music
ProducerArrol Corelli
Arrol Corelli chronology
Pisaasu
(2014)
Pasanga 2
(2015)
Savarakathi
(2016)

Music and soundtracks were composed Pisaasu fame Arrol Corelli. The soundtrack features for songs, the lyrics for which are written by Na. Muthukumar, Madhan Karky and Yugabharathi. Behindwoods rated the album 3 out of 5 and called it "Pasanga 2 is a feel good album which stays true to the film’s theme".[19]

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Chotta Bheema"Yazhini, A. L. Srikanth4:05
2."Tham Tham"Anand Halve4:47
3."Kattukkulla Kannakkatti"Anand Halve3:06
4."Pookkalai Killi Vandhu"Yazin Nizar3:47
5."Pasanga 2 (Theme)"Arrol Corelli4:29

Release[edit]

The satellite rights of the film were sold to Jaya TV.[20]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received generally positive reviews from critics. Behindwoods rated the film 3.5 out of 5 and wrote, "Do a favor to Tamil cinema, watch Pasanga 2, let other superstars try what Suriya has!".[21] Indiaglitz rated the film 3.25 out of 5 and wrote, "An enjoyable and enlightening ride into the world of kids".[22] Kollytalk rated the film 3.5/5, stating "Message for everyone".[23]

Reception[edit]

Online Release[edit]

Herotalkies has legally released Pasanga 2 Tamil movie on their online movie streaming portal to overseas customers.[24]

Box office[edit]

The film performed well at the box office and three weeks after release, the makers announced that the film would be screened free for children under ten years old.[25] The movie grossed over 50 crore worldwide theatrical ran 100 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pandiraj's film titled Haiku". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "I experience closeness to my art when I make children's films - Times of India".
  3. ^ "Haiku to be last of pandiraj's trilogy for children". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Memu Movie release date". Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  5. ^ Ians (3 July 2014). "Actor Suriya to produce children's film" – via www.thehindu.com.
  6. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (20 May 2015). "Platter full of movies" – via www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "Haiku, another Tamil film on children". 13 February 2015 – via www.thehindu.com.
  8. ^ "Bindu Madhavi in Pandiraj's next - Times of India".
  9. ^ a b "Haiku-Suriya plays a social activist, Amala is a teacher".
  10. ^ "Suriya not playing a cameo in 'Pasanga 2'". 9 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Jyothika with daughter Diya in Pandiraj’s film?". 2 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Suriya started shooting for Haiku". The International Business Times. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Suriya started shooting for Haiku". Sify. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Suriya shoots a song with 60 kids for Pandiraj's film - Times of India".
  15. ^ "Pandiraj praises 'Haiku' team!".
  16. ^ "Suriya - Pandiraj's Haiku title to change for tax exemption purposes". 23 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Title change for Haiku". www.moviecrow.com.
  18. ^ "Pasanga 2 - Haiku review. Pasanga 2 - Haiku Tamil movie review, story, rating - IndiaGlitz.com".
  19. ^ "Pasanga-2 (aka) Haiku songs review". Behindwoods.
  20. ^ "Ajith's Vedhalam Distributor Jaya TV Acquires Satellite Rights Of Pasanga 2 Suriya — Tamil Focus". Youtube. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  21. ^ "Pasanga-2 (aka) Haiku review". Behindwoods.
  22. ^ "Pasanga 2 - Haiku review. Pasanga 2 - Haiku Tamil movie review, story, rating - IndiaGlitz.com".
  23. ^ "Pasanga -2 Review — KOLLY TALK". KOLLY TALK. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  24. ^ https://www.herotalkies.com/pasanga-2 'pasanga-2 movie online'
  25. ^ "No tickets required for children below 10 years to watch Pasanga 2". 9 January 2016.

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