Pasanga 2 is a heartwarming portrait of kids suffering from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hypersensitivity Disorder). It emotionally triggers a bundle of joy and bowls you over with excitement in many lovely scenes that unfold in occasional intervals, especially throughout the second half that brims with positivity courtesy the thought-provoking and highly relatable dialogues penned by Pandiraj.
Pandiraj’s films have always been high on entertainment with a tinge of morally progressive scenes that hit the bull’s eye. The climax conversation in the national-award winning Pasanga is a case in point. He has matured as a filmmaker now and balanced both laughter and emotional moments equally deftly in a film that is just close to two hours.
The story revolves around Nayana – daughter of Bindhu Madhavi and Karthik Kumar – and Kevin – son of Munishkanth and Vidya Pradeep. As you would have guessed, these are the two kids the movie is centered on. They suffer from ADHD and are always on the receiving end from their parents, neighbors and teachers. The school management, unable to bear their mischief, requests the parents to get them admitted in a different school citing their children are specially challenged. It takes Tamizh Naadan and Venba, played endearingly by Suriya and Amala Paul, to open the eyes of the two families and penetrate into their children’s minds to understand their fullest potential.
Films on medical disorders, especially with kids, occur rarely in Tamil. Pandiraj, with the help of Suriya’s ambitious 2D Entertainment, has decided to break the shackles with Pasanga 2, which is on par with Aamir Khan’s highly acclaimed Taare Zameen Par, which won the hearts of both critics and audiences few years back upon release.
Cinematographer Balasubramaniem captures the innocence of kids in his enchanting frames that look gorgeous on screen with artful background score composed by Arrol Corelli of Pisaasu fame. The montage sequence with the flashback involving Suriya and Amala Paul leaves us wanting for more. The supporting cast fits the bill and has done justice to their limited roles.
Pandiraj also manages to pack in a slew of important messages for nuclear families residing in urban areas including parenting and family values. However, nothing can justify the horribly forced cameo of Samuthirkani which adds no spice to the proceedings in whatsoever manner.
Suriya has played the role of a psychiatrist with utmost perfection and his ability to strike a perfect chemistry with kids needs to be lauded.