The distraught girl is chased by a bunch of Andhra thugs and must reach Bombay.
Oh, no. Oh, no.
You see, the smitten, besotted, desperately in love guy who is driving the girl to her grandma’s home is chased by a gang of Bombay goons and must not reach Bombay.
Solving the Bombay Problem, How?
Ha ha ha. Ezee boss. Ezee.
First, Siva (Karthi) uses a black umbrella to hide from the Bombay hoodlums waiting for him en route.
Second, the girl uses the same black umbrella in an abortive bid to hide from the Andhra goondas. Alas, the schmuck Charu (Tamannah Bhatia) can’t even hold an umbrella straight and gives the game away to the waiting baddies
Hey, wait. We almost forgot. Our hero is Nikkara vandilae aeramataru (the hero will never board a standing bus).
Andhra thugs, Bombay thugs, Black umbrella, Nikkara vandilae aeramataru hero – Folks, these are the flimsy threads on which the Paiyaa story hangs teeters.
No kidding. No, we’re not drunk. Well, maybe slightly. 😉
By the way, can any of our Mensa-readers explain why the South Indian thugs in our movies always look like neanderthals chomping into the raw meat while the Bombay thugs look refined in comparison. Weird.
Any surprise then that Paiyaa is a pathetic piece of shit.
Puke-worthy garbage unworthy of release in a theater.
If Paiyaa proves anything at all, it’s that Tamil Nadu Cheap oops Chief Minister Karunanidhi’s grandson Dayanidhi Azhagiri is as much of a moron as his cousin Udayanidhi Stalin when it comes to putting out Tamil movies.
But the arch-villain, the Ivan the Terrible, the hideous Satan behind the Paiyaa debacle, is not Dayanidhi Azhagiri but an IQ-less fella with the moniker of N.Lingusamy.
This buffoon Lingusamy is the irresponsible idiot responsible for the ill-begotten story, woeful screenplay and utter misdirection of Paiyaa.
Story, screenplay and direction, eh? – All of it handled as inhumanly badly as possible.
Y’all will, of course, recollect Lingusamy as the insufferable bozo who last handed us a migraine with the disaster Bheema.
Here he comes again to torment us with this junk a.k.a. Paiyaa.
When our hero and heroine are not driving to Bombay, they are battling an army of thugs.
So what if the goons come in five or 6 SUVs and are equipped with metal clubs and the like.
Poof. Our hero Siva dispatches them all bare-fisted with nary a scratch on his body at the end of it all.
While for the guy Siva it’s love at sight, for the girl it’s not.
We never get to see the girl developing love for our besotted hero. Hey presto, suddenly at the end, the girl is shown leaning on the guy’s chest.
Oh, that these poor old eyes should behold such unyielding nonsense before it closes forever.
Hang the Korangusamy
One of the redeeming elements of this movie could have been the music.
But Lingusamy Korangusamy tries his best to wreck that sole saving grace as well with the most banal, unimpressive picturization of every one of the songs.
Whether it’s the first song Thuli Thuli after Siva first catches sight of Charu in Bangalore or the last En Kadhal Solla in Bombay, the picturization of every song is so unimaginative that it beggars belief.
And guess what, this Mephistophilean descendant of Marquis de Sade Korangusamy robs us of the joy of even the music. 🙁
By the way, the Poongatru Poongatru number on the way to Bombay reminded us of the Ennai Konjam song (featuring Karthi’s older brother Surya and sister-in-law Jyothika on the long jeep drive in Kaakha Kaakha).
As we said in our earlier post, Karthi is fine for the most part except for the fight scenes when he looks stupid or the dance scenes where he seems like a fish out of water. Tamannah is alright but doesn’t set the screen afire.
Avoid this Garbage
With such relentless drivel on the screen, it was no surprise that the audience at our theater on the East Coast was disengaged and frequently chattering loudly. And nobody seemed to mind.
Guys, Paiya implores you to extend to it the middle finger.
Watch not this full-on assault on your senses even if you are paid to do so.
Shun this Storyless, Pathetic Piece of Shit a.k.a. Paiya if you value your time and money.
Paiyaa UK Box Office – Bad, Really Bad