Poda Podi is a Romantic Musical Movie. Film was started in 2008, but due to various issues, it got delayed and was released finally.
Story: There are only 4 Characters in the Movie - Simbu, Varalaxmi, VTV Ganesh and yesterday actress Shobana. 90% of the scenes are between Simbu and Varalaxmi only. It is about their love, ego, breakups, reunion, marriage, kid, breakup, reunion and kid again. Does it sound like Engeyum Kadhal? Yup, the first half was quite similar to Engeyum Kadhal and it looks like Part 2.
Varalaxmi is a very very modern girl who lives in London and follows London's culture. Her ambition is to win Dance Competition as she is a very good Salsa dancer. Simbu, on the other hand, though he lives in London, respects our Tamil culture and wants Varalaxmi to follow our culture. Fight starts because of this difference in opinion and it goes on and on testing our patience.
Simbu had done the role with ease as he used to play this kind of role quite often. Movie starts with the song "Love Pannalama" and ends with "I am a Kuthu Dancer". Simbu had danced well in both the songs and those two songs are the highlights of this movie. Simbu had really acted well and tried to carry the movie on his own shoulders.
Varalaxmi is daughter of actor Sarathkumar. She dances well and comes in glamorous costumes. She looks fat in most of the scenes. Did I mention "most of the scenes"? Yes, both Simbu and Varalaxmi's weight differs in the movie as the shooting went on for nearly 3 years.
VTV Ganesh is the only comedian in the movie. Santhanam and Premji come for 3 - 4 seconds in "Love Pannalama" Song. VTV Ganesh had tried his best to bring laughter, but it works only occasionally.
Music is by Dharan who had an excellent debut with Bhagyaraj's Parijatham. He is really talented and didn't get many opportunities. All the songs in the movie will be liked by Youngsters. Love Pannalama and I am a Kuthu Dancer are the best songs in the movie
Director Vignesh, it is debut movie for him. He took a short film based on the same story and made into feature film with the help of Gemini Films and Simbu. He had tried his best to give a FEEL GOOD Movie to Tamil Audience. But due to very average story and below average screenplay, he couldn't succeed in it.
Rating for this Movie by Common Man will be 2.4 / 5
Podaa Podi -- STRICTLY FOR YOUNGSTERS WHO WORSHIP DANCE