Ponmagal Vandhal – Tamil – Amazon Prime Video – 7/10
The Precious Girl Child is here
A Tamil courtroom drama that unravels a serial killing of the past.
Jyothika in a double role and Bhagyaraj in a supporting role along with some familiar stars.
Didn’t recognise the judge as Pratap Pothen until his smooth accent triggered memories of his excellent style in earlier movies.
Venba reopens an old case and old wounds to bring justice to psycho Jothi who has been unfairly maligned as a child kidnapper and killer. The movie highlights the plight of child rapes and has shown the brutality well enough to raise goosebumps. Venba exposes the corrupt system that shields politicians and cops alike.
The beautiful verdant Ooty in monsoon and the music is what soothes our nerves as does Suriya’s narration.
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The World of Movies Rating – 07/10
Movie Title: Ponmagal Vandhal
English Translated Title: The Golden Girl
Directed by: J. J. Fredrick
Written by: Lakshmi Saravanakumar, J. J. Fredrick
Main Cast: Jyothika as Venba / Sakthijyothi (imagination) / Angel, K. Bhagyaraj as ‘Petition’ Pethuraj, R. Parthiban as Rajarathinam, Thiagarajan as Varadharajan, Pratap K. Pothen as the judge
Year of Release: 2020
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country of Origin: India (Kollywood)
Running time: 123 minutes
Production Company: 2D Entertainment, Amazon Seller Services Private Limited
Distributed by: Sakthi Film Factory, Amazon Prime Video
Image Source: Screenshots taken from the movie.
Reviewed by: Shyamala Nawab