Call it a different film. It speaks loud and bold. An anti-caste movie that is sincere and hard-hitting. Three cheers to Mari Selvaraj, the filmmaker for calling spade a spade. A realistic portrayal of events with enough engaging and educative moments that ends with a riveting climax.

Produced by Pa Ranjith, the movie stars Kathir of Kirumi fame in lead. Kayal Anandhi is the heroine. Yogi Babu plays comedian. In a nutshell, the movie is about a law student from a lower caste begins a friendship with his classmate, a girl who belongs to a higher caste. As usual the men in her family start giving him trouble over this. What happens them forms the crux.

The whole movie revolves around Pariyerum Perumal (Kathir). He belongs to a lower caste and he spends his time with his dog local breed dog Karuppi. He always wanted to become a lawyer in his life and drama begins when he joins a law college.

He is ill treated for his caste and also not speaking proper English. He finds a good friend in Jothi Mahalakshmi (Anandhi). She helps him in his studies. But coming to know about their friendship, men in higher caste family of Jothi threatens them and troubles Pariyan.

Caste discrimination is handled well by Mari Selvaraj. He has used powerful and emotional scenes top convey inequalities.

The wonder is nowhere he goes preachy. Also honour killings are told in a painful manner, interestingly with no violence and lengthy dialogues, the filmmaker has conveyed all emotions. Kathir has lived the role and does a wonderful act while Kayal Anandhi is good in emotions. Yogi Baby chips in with his usual self while Marimuthu as dad does well. And Lijeesh too excels.

Santhosh Narayanan’s music is the hall mark of the movie. His nuanced music adds more emotion to the movie. Sridhar’s striking visuals add strength to the film.

Mari Selvaraj deserves a pat for trying a different stuff and three cheers for a string a bold message conveyed by him.

Pariyerum Perumal – BOLD & BEAUTIFUL

Rating: 3.75/5