Well-made children's movies carrying a good message like Pasanga and Goli Soda have been a hit with Tamil film buffs. Pizhai from short filmmaker Rajavel Krishna is no different. The movie talks about to what extent parents can be strict with children and the importance of education.
Ace actors Charlie, Mime Gopi and George play the fathers of three kids essayed by child artistes Kakka Muttai Ramesh, Appa Nasath and new boy Gokul.
Talking to DC, Rajavel says, “Pizhai is about three boys whose parents are daily wage labourers at a granite stone quarry. Since they are illiterates, they want their wards to study well. Hence they are very strict and sometimes even hit them out of anger. However, the boys are not interested in studies and often bunk school and indulge in stealing. Failing in the exams and fearing to face the wrath of their dads, they run away from home and land up with anti-socials. This makes the fathers feel guilty as if they had erred and how they rectify forms the rest.”
Rajavel claims it has been narrated in a lively manner rather than being preachy. There's a young love and honour killing angle also being dealt with. Produced by Damodharan, the film imparts a big message....