Ponmagal Vandhal

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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 2 hr 3 min
  • 6.7  (3,140)

Ponmagal Vandhal is a 2020 Indian Tamil legal drama film written and directed by J. J. Fredrick, and produced by Suriya. The film stars Jyotika in the lead role, with Parthiban Radhakrishnan, Bhagyaraj, and Pratap Poten in supporting roles. The film revolves around the story of a young lawyer's fight for justice for a heinous crime committed years ago.

The story of Ponmagal Vandhal is set in a small town in Tamil Nadu, where a serial killer by the name of Jothi (Kanna Ravi) kidnaps and murders young girls. He is caught and sentenced to death, but his sentence is commuted to life imprisonment after his mother (Vinodhini) pleads for mercy. However, his acquittal of the crime leads to a legal battle between the lawyer, Venba (Jyotika), and Rajarathinam (Bhagyaraj), a lawyer defending Jothi's acquittal. Venba, who is determined to prove Jothi's guilt, fights a legal battle in the court, where the public is split between the victim's families and Jothi's supporters.

The movie also explores issues of misogyny and patriarchal values in small-town India. The director, J. J. Fredrick, tries to showcase how women are viewed in the society and how the justice system has failed them often. The story of Ponmagal Vandhal is well crafted and captivating, keeping audiences engaged throughout the movie. There are several twists and turns in the plot, with new information being revealed at every turn, keeping the audience guessing as to who the real culprits are.

One of the main strengths of Ponmagal Vandhal is its cast. Jyotika delivers a powerful performance as Venba, a strong and determined woman fighting for justice. Parthiban Radhakrishnan, who plays the judge, delivers a balanced and convincing role, and Bhagyaraj delivers an intense performance as the defense lawyer. The supporting cast, including Pratap Poten, Pandiarajan, and Thyagarajan, also deliver convincing performances, adding depth and complexity to their respective roles.

The film's cinematography and music are also noteworthy. The cinematography, by Ramji, captures the beauty of Tamil Nadu's countryside, while also highlighting the dark reality of the story's plot. The background score by Govind Vasantha adds to the emotional intensity of the film, heightening the tension in crucial scenes.

In conclusion, Ponmagal Vandhal is a well-crafted legal drama that raises important questions that society needs to address. The movie is a commendable effort by its makers and is worth watching, especially for those who enjoy legal dramas. With its gripping plot, powerful performances, and beautiful cinematography, Ponmagal Vandhal is a must-watch for Tamil cinema lovers.

Ponmagal Vandhal is a 2020 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 3 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    2 hr 3 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (3,140)