R. S. Karthik (Actor),|
P. G. Muthiah
R. S. Karthik (Actor)|
M. S. Bhaskar
|Music by||Balamurali Balu|
|Edited by||Jomin Mathew|
PG Media Works
|Budget||₹1 crore (US$140,000)|
Peechaankai (English: Left Hand) is a 2017 Indian Tamil dark comedy film written and directed by Ashok .It became the first Indian film to deal with a rare disease of alien hand syndrome as its main plot point. It starred R. S. Karthik (Actor) in the lead role while M. S. Bhaskar, KSG Venkatesh, Anjali Rao and Vivek Prasanna played other pivotal roles. Featuring music composed by Balamurali Balu and cinematography by Gautham Rajendran, the film was co-produced PG Media Works and had a theatrical release on 15 June 2017.
Smoodhu is a famous left handed pickpocket and he operates along with his gang Reeta and Ravi in Chennai City. He is a pick pocket with some ethics but a sudden accident causes him to suffer a brain injury which results in a rare syndrome AHS (Alien Hand Syndrome). His left hand stops obeying his command and it gets mind of its own.It becomes his moral self stopping him from doing wrong things He needs 3 Lakh rupees to cure his condition so he takes up an assignment from a Team of Gangsters to steal a Mobile phone of a Politician. What happens next is a series of Mis Hap Comedies Caused by his Alien Hand which atlast Triumphs over the evil forces (the Politician and Gangsters).
- R. S. Karthik as S. Muthu ("Smoothu")
- Anjali Rao as Abhirami
- M. S. Bhaskar as Thamizhmagan
- Vivek Prasanna as Nallathambi
- K. S. G. Venkatesh as Uthaman
- Ponmudi as Gaja
- Krish Haran as Krish
- Jithendar as Joseph
- Andrew Jaypaul as Maari
- Arun as Ravi
- Sruthi Menon as Rita
Ashok, a software engineer-turned-filmmaker made a telefilm of the same name and due to creative differences, he could not get other producers on board. So R. S. Karthik, who played the lead in the telefilm Produced the Film along with PG Media Works R.S Karthiik was retained as Lead in the feature film as well, and Anjali Rao, who played STR’s sister in Gautham Menon's Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada essayed Karthik's romantic interest. Peechaankai which was shot in and around Chennai, with the first look being unveiled by filmmakers Karthik Subbaraj and Samuthirakani in February 2017.Actor Arya And Director Gautham Menon each released a Singles of the Film , Actor Vijay Sethupathi Released the Trailer and it become instantly viral  Stylist Sruthi Menon also made her acting debut in feature films through the project.
The film was released on 15 June 2017 across Tamil Nadu and earned a positive review from the critic at The Hindu. A critic from Times of India noted "like the recent Tubelight (2016), Peechaankai 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". A reviewer from Behindwoods.com gave the film a positive review, stating "the writing has been a big strength for the film and debutant Ashok has also cleverly worked on the screenplay at most parts", while "the film works well in most parts, as the audience connect well with the characters, thanks to the humour and again, the writing". The critic added "however, the slow pace of the movie, especially in the second half, is worrying and it takes some time to keep you engaged". Sify Wrote "Watchable Crime Comedy " Times of India Gave 3 Stars Only Kollywood gave 3 Stars appreciated the Writing and Performances , Deccan Chronicle Gave 3 Stars as well Mostly the reviews were positive