Pakkiri Movie Synopsis: After losing his mother’s life, a younger man from Mumbai goes to Paris hoping to meet his father, eventually ending up on a trip of a lifetime.
Pakkiri Movie Review: With dubbed movies, the primary jiffy is very powerful. If a movie can hold our attention and never the facet of seeing characters speaking a special language on the screen (from what we’re listening to) feels really strange in these few moments, chances are the movie will work for us. Pakkiri, the Tamil dubbed model of The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir, manages this feat quite effortlessly. While the truth that these parts are set in Mumbai helps, much of the credit score should go to the 2D’s – Dhanush and dialogues. Even if we all know deep down that he is telling his tracks in English, we are used to listening to Dhanush speaking in Tamil, that we are not delayed due to the lack of lip sync. And the dialogues are sure that the actors’ lip movement isn’t too out of sync. Varsha Bharath, the inventive Tamil model marketing consultant, and Jayaram Sankaran and Vikrem Vybav, Tamil script writers, have done an excellent job.
The storytelling gadget features Rajakumaraguru Lakshmipathy aka Raja (Dhanush) telling 3 youngsters his life story – of how a poor but smart Mumbai teen managed to travel through most of Europe, touching lives and in return his personal life. When his mother blows her finale, Raja, a lucky man who has so far led to having no father, hears about his mother’s romance with a Parisian and goes there to satisfy her lack of going to Paris. And there he has a personal romance with Marie (Erin Moriarty), an American lady who is looking for that one factor that is missing from her life. But before this romance can develop further, Raja is shipped by a whim of fate to London, the place he has taken as a refugee and is sent to Spain, followed by Italy. Will the lovers meet again? Will Raja get his mom and dad together again?
The lighthearted remedy of such a plot and Amit Trivedi’s enthusiastic appreciation ensure that Pakkiri remains entertaining even as the narrative momentum declines. The fascinating characters Raja encounters, from a cheerful, light-hearted taxi driver to Wiraj (Barkhad Abdi), a Somali refugee; Nelly (Berenice Bejo), a lovelorn, regular actress; in addition, hold problems vigorously.
But Ken Scott’s pad is considerably vanilla-ish, while such a subject, full of quirky coincidences and humor, wanted an extra whimsical visible contact. Fortunately, the engaging performances and humorous dialogues make up for this to an extent.
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