- Songs 10/10 7/30/2019 12:00:00 AM by ashokvp12
The story is below average. But the the songs are too good
- A Wonderful Journey 4/20/2010 12:00:00 AM by sreenivas1988
Paiyya...again a superb entertainer after Director Lingusamy's RUN.... This is Karthi's first commercial film. Karthi (Shiva) is a stylish guy having a gud friends circle and looking for a job which he is not much interested of. He loves to be casual and cool.The movie starts in Bangalore - The Garden City where he meets the gorgeous girl Tamannaah(Charu)and falls in love with her as usual like every hero.
The journey from Bangalore to Mumbai is entertaining and very romantic. His car driving and stunts are great and awesome. A very good background music and effects is an additional quality to the film. Racing maniac and car maniac will jus lov it!! The selection of car (Mitsubishi Lancer) by the director is good. The drive at night is also nice.
The songs are all awesome both melodious as well as fast track. Poongaatre poongaatre song rocks. Very good work by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Totally even if there is not much story involved, because of the thrill, suspense, action, journey and not to forget Karthi's dialogues and expressions, the movie is simply superb.
- Another horrible Tamil film 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM by krishnamoorthiniranjan
The Hero plays the role of a cheap wannabe road thug with a smirk attitude. He then spots the heroine and is infatuated by her looks. He is so desperate to get to her that he leaves his interview and follows her. And just like every other Tamil movie the heroine needs his help all of a sudden. She asks him to drive to numerous places and the guy obeys her every command like a dog.
The movie is full of plot holes. One example. Some baddies are in the railway station so she orders her dog (the hero) to drive to another place and the baddies automatically take the road route. She could have easily slipped into the huge train without noticing or even taken the next train but somehow the baddies know that she has taken the road.The movie, like most Tamil films portrays men as desperate,thirsty dogs who will do anything for a beautiful girl.
Boring,generic,cheap and mind numbing.My message to Tamil movie makers is - Please stop insulting our intellect by making such films. 1/10
- great movie 2/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by nir-o123
I watched this movie after a month it came out on DVD. it was a really great entertainer. people say the music tracks are the ones that made the movie a success but I think they're only part of the success. This is a great adventure story about a guy taking a beautiful girl that he met for a long drive to bombay. this is every guys dream to ride a car with a girl like that and karthik pulled it off excellently. the fight scenes were really incredible, and I really enjoyed the suspense music that is used every time a fight is about to happen. I am actually from the USA and this would really please foreigners as well, if they had dub this move in English it would have been a great success like transporter which has a similar car drive storyline.
- Its a Karthik Movie 4/2/2010 12:00:00 AM by apjprakash
Once again lingusamy gives a Action movie. This time with Karthik . And Karthik proves his heroism. Some from BH Director Lingusamy traverses on an all new road show in Paiyaa in his home production Tirupathi Brothers and has acquitted himself fairly well. Although romance seems to be the axle in Paiyaa, Lingusamy has skewed away mildly from this and spiced it up with a travel (escape) event as a backdrop.
The film opens up with an ingenious manner of credits flipping on the road and dividers, lucidly indicating the genre of the film. A creative brainwave indeed! Karthi (Shiva), an engineering graduate with an attitude, is on the look out for a job. He does not seem to be much serious in seeking employment while his friends try their best to settle him. He spots Tamannah (Charu) in a bus stop and it is love at first sight. He finds her on a couple of occasions later and in fact misses an interview in her pursuit. Destiny seems to have something good waiting for him and he gets to spend themost beautiful phase of his life, giving her a ride in the car while waiting to pick the owner of the car at the railway station. Life takes an exciting turn from this point for Karthi who accepts to drop her in Mumbai and thus begins Paiyaa's journey of romance, action and emotions on a highway with a few turns, some with caution and some without.
Paiyaa zooms forward in the first half where Karthi is at driver's seat physically and metaphorically. An enjoyable performance from the young actor who appears to relish his role! For the first time in his career, he gets to cover himself with stylish costumes. He sparkles with haughty countenance, sideway glances, mischievous looks, 'know it all' attitude and an understated curiosity to know about Tamannah. He reiterates that he can essay any kind of role with aplomb. But there are still some vestiges of a villager in him which he needs to divest when necessary. Tamannah is fresh, youthful and emotes well too. Jagan has a small role in the second half. Karthi's friends are adept in their performance. Except for looking hot and handsome, the much talked about Milind Soman is wasted and any one could have performed his role.
Yuvan Shankar Raja is the major backbone of Paiyaa with lovely tracks suiting the mood of the film. Tamannah looks as fresh as the raindrops in thuli thuli mazhayai number. Suthude suthude boomi speaks of art director Rajeevan's work but he could have taken extra care especially about the stationery cloud hovering around the moon. The songs are all chartbusters and have all been picturized very aesthetically. Priya Manikandan's costumes are in sync with the nature of characters and the mood of the film. Brinda Sarathy's dialogues evoke laughter at the right places.
The second half slackens with some of the actions sequences appear contrived especially in the climax. How can someone even lift his head when beaten by a powerful metal rod? It is difficult to comprehend despite attributing it to cinematic liberties. The climax fights intend to be more for showcasing Karthi's heroism than for the story warranting it. And why is Karthi shown as someone who does not speak English despite being a city bred engineer with urban friends for company? Director Lingusamy has stuck to the genre that he has chosen for most part. He has recorded romance in a beautiful manner especially when Karthi communicates his feelings to his friends seeking advice and his dignified attitude towards Tamannah. The car chasing sequence in the open field is absolutely brilliant and so is Karthi going reverse in the opposite direction. Cinematographer Madhie needs plaudits here. Crisp editing by Anthony especially in the action sequences is a major plus point of Paiyaa and deserves a special mention.