In the opening scene of the movie, Rajakumaraguru Lakshmipathy aka Raja played by Dhanush is seen narrating his life story to 3 juveniles. He tries to teach them moral values of life, so they understand that materialistic things do not matter in life as much as true happiness does.
In the flashback, Raja is the only child to his mother. She is a strong woman who does all types of odd jobs in the Mumbai slums so she can raise her son. Soon Raja understands that he is poor and that soon earning money becomes the priority in his life. He fools and steals from the foreigners and other people. Soon after his mom dies, Raja comes to know about his father, who is living in Paris and wants to meet his mother at Eiffel Tower.
He takes his mother’s ashes to Paris. He also falls in love with Marie played by Erin Moriarty, an American woman. But circumstances change and make him a refugee and he is shipped to London then Spain, Italy and Africa refugee camps. His journey to so many countries teaches him the true value of life.
Dhanush is marvelous. Even if there are flaws in Pakkiri Dhanush’s acting doesn’t let you see them. He is innocent and energetic at the same time. His emotional performances will melt your heart. There are many light and humorous moments which lighten the mood.
The writing could have been worked on. The other characters don’t quite show depth in their acting.
Pakkiri has been directed by Ken Scott. The producers of the movie are Gulzar Inder Chahal, Saurabh Gupta and Samir Gupta. The music of the movie has been given by Nicholas Errera.
Pakkiri is a nice movie. There are good drama and a small message in the movie too. The dialogues are entertaining and Dhanush doesn’t fail you. A perfect movie to be watched this weekend!