Pattathu Yaanai is one of the latest movies to hit the Tamil cinema industry. The movie has been directed by director Boopathi Paandian who has directed movies like Malaikottai and Thiruvilayadal Aarambam. Interestingly, the director has joined hands with actor Vishal once again for Pattathu Yaanai, which also marks the entry of actress Aishwarya Arjun, who is the daughter of the veteran actor Arjun Sarja. Despite interesting casting and hype, Pattathu Yaanai comes as a damp squib, which disappoints the audiences throughout the runtime of the movie.
Gouravam (Santhanam) runs a catering contract and he is forced to do the catering work for a local goon’s marriage. Fearing the goon, Gouravam seeks the help of the calm and cool Saravanan (Vishal). Saravanan comes as a support to Gouravam and also helps him when sets up a hotel in Trichy. In the meanwhile, Saravanan saves Aishwarya (Aishwarya Arjun) from a forced marriage, thus earning the wrath of another goon. Soon after the proceedings, there comes a time where Saravanan’s mysterious past unravels before everyone reveals his true character. What happens at the end is the rest of the story of Pattathu Yaanai.
A not so new story is the first big minus of Pattathu Yaanai. Tamil cinema audiences are very much used to such a story and the director going through the same route without offering something new even annoys the audiences. The director might have felt that using Santhanam for a considerable part of runtime would keep the audiences engaged, but Santhanam’s magic does not work this time except very few laughter provoking one liners. The second half adds more to the disappointment with action sequences following one after the other without too much room for sensible screenplay.