Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022
Outlook.com
Movie Review

Papanasam

At times, you wish it could hurry up and come to the point quickly but in the end it all adds up well.

Papanasam
Papanasam
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Starring: Kamalahaasan, Gautami, Asha Sarath, Anant Mahadevan
Directed by Jeethu Joseph
Rating: ***

Papanasam takes its own sweet time in taking off. Almost the entire first half goes in setting up the character of Suyambulingam, a fourth-grade dropout, film fanatic and local cable operator who has risen up the ladder, from washing dishes to running his own small business. For Suyambu, his wife and two daughters are the world. They live in Papanasam (literally meaning ‘the place to wash off your sins’) in Tirunelveli district, a place where nothing much happens other than people gathering at the tea shop over vadai and kaapi or facing petty harassment at the hands of the cops. The big enterprise is the impending construction of a police station.

Outlook Newsletters

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.