Putham Pudhu Kaalai Review: Putnam Pudhu Kaalai is a wonderful compilation that is lively. The compilation of 5 tales examines connections between various age groups. They show this in a relatable manner.

This Tamil web series is now streaming on Prime Video. The quality of Indian web series improves, year by year. Putham Pudhu Kaalai is a testament to this statement. This Tamil web series proves to show that it isn’t only the Hindi entertainment industry that can produce good web series. Good content is coming out from the Southern part of the country as well.

These five filmmakers come from Kollywood. They come forward with a web series that was made in this lockdown. Sudha Kongara Prasad, Gautham Menon, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Rajiv Menon and Karthik Subbaraj allow their imaginative abilities to trickle. This resulted in enormously satisfying, entertaining and theatrical brief tales for Putham Pudhu Kaalai.

The meeting ground in these five tales are relationships arriving together. Especially in this 21-day lockdown amidst the pandemic. All the people are glued at home and cannot go anywhere, due to coronavirus. They give us a glimpse of how their circumstances change specific connections. This provides the essence of the movie.  In this Putham Pudhu Kaalai Review, we will take you through the 5 tales, briefly.


Ilamai Idho Idho by Sudha Kongara Prasad from Putham Pudhu Kaalai.

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Ilamai Idho Idho is possibly the courageous endeavor in this collection. The movie outlines the trip of Jayaram and Urvashi. They are in their 60s. After lying to their homes they plot a stay for a couple of days at Jayaram’s home. This lockdown pushes them to reside jointly for three weeks. Their youthful stories are played by Kalidas Jayaram and Kalyani Priyadarshan.

Ilamai Idho Idho is entertaining to see just due to Urvashi and Jayaram’s blazing chemistry. There exists some affection when you see aged pupils striving for camaraderie. Within Ilamai Idho Idho, they retain their problems. Previously, they start realizing that they want to grow older while living together as they love each other.


Avarum Naanum/Avalum Naanum by Gautham Menon from Putham Pudhu Kaalai.


Following a refreshing story is a story of Gautham’s Avarum Naanum/Avalum Naanum. This brief relationship examines the camaraderie between a grandfather (MS Bhaskar) and his granddaughter (Ritu Varma). Ritu is not especially in love with her grandfather. This is because he refuses to approve of his daughter’s marriage. She chose the man she loved. Due to the pandemic, Ritu starts living with his grandfather’s home to look after him.


Coffee Anyone? by Suhasini Mani Ratnam from Putham Pudhu Kaalai.


Suhasini Mani Ratnam’s story seizes the dramatic path. Anu, Suhasini, and Shruti Haasan are sisters. Anu and Suhasini arrive in Chennai to enjoy their mother’s 75th birthday. Shruti is a rebel, keeps a distance from her house. She has a mother who is in a coma, however, that fails to come between their father’s affection for her. Then the household gets together to enjoy the birthday, this is the crux of the tale.

This tale is known as Coffee Anyone? is fascinating, but the conclusion is relatively theatrical. This makes us recall the over-dramatic show. This is a space where marvels happen. Shruti Haasan brightens the frame, actually, her part is short. The love between their parents is extraordinary to see. If Suhasini would have chosen an ending that is not dramatic to Coffee Anyone? The story might have a greater effect.


Reunion by Rajiv Menon from Putham Pudhu Kaalai.


DOP and Director Rajiv Menon reunite to make this. This comes from the two high-school pals Sadhana (Andrea Jeremiah) and Vikram (Sikkil Gurucharan) in the pandemic. Sadhana arrives at Vikram’s home as her motorcycle gets rebuilt. Vikram indicates Sadhana to hang around with him and his mother (Leela Samson). This was because it is unsafe for the voyage. Sadhana is a drug addict, this is known during her visit. This tale investigates how Vikram and his mother comforts her. This gets together is not judgemental at all. Rather, this seizes a conscious stance on drug misuse. Andrea is amazing as she is a rock musician. However, it is Carnatic vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan who grabs your attention with his natural performance. Reunion, as the term implies, has a light climax that puts a gentle grin on your face.


Miracle by Karthik Subbaraj.

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Miracle has Karthik Subbaraj engraved on top of it. It exhibits two minor thieves Bobby Simhaa and his supporter striving to hit big plunder. They constantly listen to a godman who constantly gushes lines on blessings. With some odd dialogues and intriguing bends, we patiently wait and watch if Bobby and his sidekick will achieve it or not.

The miracle is amazing, particularly with its story. Possibly, this is the quickest of the five and makes you feel that you want more. While the remainder of the tales is big on feelings. The miracle seizes a unique path and provides Putham Pudhu Kaalai with a delicious entertainment climax.


Final Verdict on the film.


If you consider it as an entire unit, it in itself is more than an anthology. Otherwise, stories like these tend to constrain itself to tales of a specific civil class, caste, and stance.

Having said that, extensively the show looks like it has been confirmed with tight circles as well. Suhasini utilizes a nice portion of her household in preparing her movie. Kalidas Jayaram, a product of nepotism plays the son of Rajiv. In this film, Gautham, Rajiv, and Subbaraj collaborate with his colleagues from their past.

This movie made with extreme limitations of duration, fund and corona-limited restrictions. The producers appear to have generally selected both tales and collaborators nearer to the house. As I comprehend why this occurred, it fails to deliver hope to me, nonetheless.

In my impression, the movies of Putham Pudhu Kaalai are relatable and working just because directors held their stories. Also, they knew their world quite adequately. Yet that gives us even more justifications that we, as viewers, should urge that films should be made by directors of various environments. We must watch tales of Chennai (or Madras) except the filter coffee. Not to forget Carnatic music, the Hindu crossword among other things. That’s all from Putham Pudhu Kaalai Review.

       Also, read Mirzapur Season 2.

Anubhav Kumar Das

Anubhav Kumar Das

Anubhav is the owner of Forever Pieces. He is a published author and poet. He is a part-time freelance writer and maybe found strumming the guitar for gigs on festive weekends. Besides all these, he is also an exhibited artist and photographer.

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