Synopsis: Suyambulingam, an uneducated but hard working and self-made cable operator leads a peaceful life in the town of Papanasam with his wife and 2 daughters. When some unexpected turn of events leads to an accidental murder, he throws himself into the quagmire to save his daughter and his family from the impending nightmare. How he fares in his ingenious attempts to extract his family out of the soup is what forms the crux of this thriller.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Jeethu Joseph
Production: Prime Media Pictures
  6 nominations.
179 min




'Kalabhavan Mani, Ilavarasu

M. S. Bhaskar, Arul Dass'

'Anant Mahadevan, Asha Sarath

Niveda Thomas, Esther Anil'

'Today, if you answer

our question-'

- Who are you?

- Vishwanathan, sir

Oh! Is that you?

How is the station, sir?

It's okay now

But when it was first built... should have seen

the toilet flooded with water

They were using

newspaper then

They must have used pictures

of politicians they didn't like

'Now for the question

worth Rs 100,000'

"I close my eyes for a minute"

'This Malayalam song

is from which film?'

'And who is the director?'

Dead duck, Sekar

No one will get this!

No sir, I've seen this movie

Prem Nazir acted in it

Tip of my tongue

Can't get the name

It is from the Tamil film

'Thirumalai thenkumari'

'Azhagae Thamizhae, nee vaazhga'

has these Malayalam lines in between

Direction, production, screenplay,

dialog by A.P Nagarajan

It was released in 1970

Given a chance he'll peck away

the prize money like a crow

Who is this chap?

Murder case

Why should an accused

answer Cine quiz?

Can't you keep your mouth shut?

This is a police station

'There are many villages in

Tamil Nadu called Papanasam'

'They are all places

to lose your sins'

'On January 31st 1975...'

'...a film 'Cinema Paithiyam' was released'

'My mother had severe cramps

while she was watching it'

'She didn't even know

it was labor pains'

'Silly nitwit!'

'She gave birth to me

then and there'

'Her sins saw the light of day in

Papanasam, in Tirunelveli district'

'That sin is yours truly'

'My name is Suyambulingam'

'I am true to my name'

'I sprouted and bloomed

on my own in this land'

'My mother left me

when I was 4'

'I didn't study'

'I cleaned dirty dishes in a hotel'

'All that I studied...'

'...was cinema'

Super chase, brother!

What 'super'?

When it's a car chase...

...the hero's face

...should be shown

in a close up shot

Only then will the tension

be built into the viewer's mind

What will you achieve

sitting here in Papanasam?

You might as well go to Madras

You can become

a renowned director!

So you can grab

my shop in one shot?

Put today's collection

into my bag

Let me have a cup of tea

Bhai, 1 'egg dosa' and tea


Get me my usual items

- Quick...quick...quick

- Wait, brother

Fritters and black coffee

Wait, I'll bring it for you

'Indian politics raped'

My dear chap!

You'll ruin the paper's reputation

You are reading both

the headlines together

Karuppu, may you live long!

Just take the paper from him

This paper news is

all old fashioned, Bhai

Now it's the age of digital news

How will they broadcast

the same news?



First eat your 'vada'

Hey! Can't you see

we are talking?

You make me look

like I'm uneducated

Leave it, brother

The whole town

knows about you

What about me?

In the temple receipt you wrote

your name as Chumbulingam

Then what's news, Bhai?

Did your usual set of freebie

customers come by today?

4 or 5 came

The 'tiger' hasn't come

as yet for its kill!

Perumal the cop hasn't

come on his rounds?

He has got 2 new lambs

for the slaughter

They are waiting

for Perumal sir

The goats have come

in search of the tiger!

What's the matter?

What do you want me to say?

Shall I tell him?

They are farmers

who live at the foothills

They have one son

He borrowed money

from a moneylender

His chapter closed then

To grow plantain

Elephant ate up the plantains


If you put plantains

in the elephant's path...

...will it help you with farming?

Okay, what's done is done

Now the loan interest is sky high

I get it

Wait, there's more!

Now their son has been kidnapped

They say they will give him back

when the money is paid

Who took him?

Who else?

Our 'tiger'

Said he was taking him for

interrogation to the police station

But fact is he took

their son to Tenkasi


Tell the sub-inspector

He said if I do that,

I won't see my son again, sir

Why won't he say that?

It's like complaining to the left hand

about the right hand

They are all thick as thieves, brother


There is something

called court and law!

Which law or court applies

to a man with Satan in him?


The money lender

will plead ignorance

Perumal will say

he never arrested anyone

Quite capable

Who has proof otherwise?

If there were witnesses,

as if they'll pounce to his defence

Then there'll be 4 others sitting

just like this as witnesses

'Habeas corpus'

'Whichever part of the world Nila is...'

'...they have to bring her to court'

'Deiva thirumagal'


Know what Habeas corpus is?

Name sounds like a dweller

near the seashore area

Is he related to our Charuhasan?

- Aiyo! Bhai

- Eh Allah!

It's a court order

If a man is missing...

...and there is a doubt

someone has-

...killed him

Or kidnapped him

This writ can be used in court

The court will send

an order to the police

The concerned person

should be brought to court

And then-

Like parents report when

actresses go missing

- Like that?

- Correct!

Remove all evil eyes from him, Bhai

I'll chop and dump him

into the boiler

Good idea!

What you do is...

...go straight to Tenkasi

Meet a chap called

Sankarapandi there

Good fellow but a lawyer!

He does everything

If he gets a case,

he'll literally be in tears

Like them

What case?

You just heard my long story

and you ask me this!

About their missing son

Oh! You meant that!

Say your son is missing

We suspect he may

have been kidnapped

You should find him for us

Sankarapandi is handling this-

You don't even have

to engage him

Just call the police station and say

Sankarapandi is handling the case

They will freak out

This case will put

even the police in a tight spot

- Really?

- Oh Allah!

The poor can be helped

with such a writ, huh?

When policemen don't

pay for their tea... there any writ

to collect the dues?

They are writing it

in the Supreme Court

'Thanks be to God'

'Tiger' is coming here

Don't let him see you here

Go out through the back door

Here, take this money

Karuppu, show them the way


Did an elderly couple come in here?


Karuppu, what is today's special?

Special 'idly', special 'dosa'

special chutney, special stove

Special hot burning coal!

Everything is ready

Get me 8 'idlis' and chutney...go

Bhai, to please my taste buds...

...why don't you throw in some spicy

stuff like 'egg parotta' into your menu?

All that's left for me to do

is throw a stone on your head!

What are you muttering

under your breath?

What is the point in my muttering?

Your dues are as huge as a boulder


Tell me how much I owe you

What is the total outstanding?

Calculate and tell me now

I don't have to check

You owe me Rs 4850

Without your order of 'idlis' now

But including the biscuit packet

inside your cap that you flicked

I'll wipe the slate clean

Then we won't have any problem

Wipe it clean in one go

Even if you pay

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