1. Sensitive story of education system. The movie has got a very good story line with commercial elements mixed with a very good story
2. Biggies like Vijay, Shankar joined for the First time in Tamil Cinema!!
3. Technically strong team with the likes of Harris Jeyaraj, Rasul Pookuty, Manoj Paramahansa.
4. Big hero like Vijay whose reach is till the corners of all villages in Tamil Nadu and even in Kerala and Karnataka too. Story of this kind was well carried on Vijay’s shoulders.
5. Shankar Remade First time of Hindi version which is already a proven hit.
6. Multi starred movie with Jiiva and Srikanth already proven actors.
7. Songs are topping all chartbusters.
8. Ileana came back to Tamil cinema after huge break.
9. Actor Sathyaraj’s Role in the movie was very nice.
10. Sathyan ’s role as comedian has been one of the best of his life time.
And each and everyone of the above mentioned names excelled in their own way in the Movie!! Be it a Vijay or Shankar or Sathyaraj or Jiiva or Srikanth or Sathyan or Harris!!
Overall Nanban made this Pongal a Nanban Pongal!! No doubts about it!!