Theatrical release poster
|Music by||Sean Roldan|
|Edited by||Prasanna GK|
|Distributed by||K Productions|
Pa Paandi (also known by its former title Power Paandi) is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film produced, written and directed by Dhanush in his directorial debut. The film features Rajkiran in the title role, while Revathi, Prasanna and Chaya Singh play pivotal roles. The venture began production in September 2016 and was released in April 2017 to positive reviews.
Power Paandi (Rajkiran), an ex-stuntmaster in Tamil cinema, is now leading a retired life with his son Raghavan (Prasanna) and family. Paandi is very close to his grandchildren Dhruv (Master Raghavan) and Shaksha (Baby Chavi). Paandi could not sit idle at home and gets involved in other issues outside his house, which brings trouble to Raghavan. He also tries to keep him occupied by going for some part-time jobs like a gym instructor, a sidekick, and cinema stuntman, but nothing fulfills him. This brings friction between Paandi and Raghavan.
Paandi goes out of his house with his old bullet and final day savings. On his way, he sees a bunch of old people riding their bike like him and narrates his first love experience with them. He shares about how he (Dhanush as young Paandi) met Poonthendral (Madonna Sebastian) for the first time, how they fell in love, and how they were separated. He tells them that he is on a journey to find Poonthendral again. An old man in that group helps Paandi locate Poonthendral. Paandi messages Poonthendral, who has now settled in Hyderabad, as he was in her place and was eager to meet her again.
Finally, Poonthendral (Revathi) agrees to meet him in a restaurant, and both of them meet, remembering all the by-gone days. They post their meet on social media and express happiness for each other's life. Paandi proposes to Poonthendral to live the rest of their life together. Poonthendral, who was initially reluctant at his decision, later convinces herself about his companionship and asks him to come to her house the next day for a lunch and to meet her family (her daughter and granddaughter).
Back at Chennai, Raghavan realizes his mistake and start searching for his father everywhere. Dhruv locates Paandi using social media and finally comes to Poonthendral's house at Hyderabad to take Paandi back with them. When Paandi comes to Poonthendral's house for lunch, he gets reunited with Raghavan's family. Poonthendral and Paandi realise that their life has to go this way and decide to be in touch with each other for the rest of their lives. With much emotional bursts, Paandi leaves Poonthendral's house with Raghavan, waving his hands in air without seeing her, to which she responds.
- Rajkiran as Pandian Pazhanisami (Power Paandi)
- Dhanush as younger Paandi
- Revathi as Poonthendral
- Madonna Sebastian as younger Poonthendral
- Prasanna as Raghavan "Rambo"
- Chaya Singh as Prema
- Vidyullekha Raman as Poongodi
- Aadukalam Naren as Chandrasekhar, Poonthendral's father
- Bharathi Kannan as Poongodi's father
- Sentrayan as Drug Seller
- Master Raghavan as Dhruv
- Baby Chavi as Shaksha
- Vicky as Schoolboy
- Dhina as Mani
- Rinson Simon as Varun
- Gautham Vasudev Menon as Director Gautham
- Robo Shankar as hero in Gautham's film
- Dhivyadharshini as Poonthendral's daughter
- Stunt Silva as Bullet Raja
- Baba Bhaskar as Villager
- Balaji Mohan as Raghavan (cameo appearance)
- Velraj as Police Inspector (cameo appearance)
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||March 9, 2017|
|Sean Roldan chronology|
(The Life of Power Paandi)"
|Selvaraghavan||Ananthu & Chorus||4:27|
(The Mass of Power Paandi)"
|Dhanush||Dhanush & Chorus||2:53|
(The Youth of Power Paandi)"
|Selvaraghavan||Sean Roldan, Shweta Mohan||3:03|
(Power Paandi: The Nomad)"
|Raju Murugan||Sean Roldan, Anthony Daasan||2:58|
(The Romance of Power Paandi)"
(The Romance of Power Paandi)"
(The Romance of Power Pandi)"
In September 2016, Wunderbar Films made an announcement that Dhanush would immediately begin work on his first directorial venture featuring Rajkiran in the lead role Titled Power Paandi, a first look poster featuring the actor was released to the media, while Sean Roldan and Velraj joined the project as its music director and cinematographer respectively. Sean Roldan is the soul of Power Pandi, says the director. Actresses Revathi and Chaya Singh agreed to work on the film, while actor Prasanna was signed to portray Rajkiran's son.
CurrentlyGlobally.com gave the movie 3 stars and mentioned "Just watch this perfect positive summer movie with family - for the great thought, Raj Kiran, and Revathi, in the same order". The satellite rights of the film were bagged by STAR Vijay.
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