Vikram Prabhu is so out of form, at least in story selection, that even a character named ‘Dhoni Kumar’ can not help him score runs to save his sagging career.
But you can not blame the actor except for his script selection capabilities, for he tries his best to save the film from sinking, and fails due to poor writing and pathetic execution.
After scratching our head to present the story (as if there is one), this is what we could dish out: Nadhiya (Bindu Madhavi) tries to commit suicide on a railway track, as her love affair with Pandi (Vikram Prabhu) is opposed by her family and moreover, she is unable to find her missing lover.
As she is about to end her life, she is saved by Dhoni Kumar (Vikram Prabhu). Initially, Nadhiya thinks him as her lover, but realises that he is not Pandi.
On hearing her story (she is the daughter of a rich man and Pandi is a toy seller at temple festivals. Both fall in love and face strong protest from her dad, leading to their elopement), Dhoni Kumar vows to unite them.
In the meantime, Kumar, an ardent fan of Dhoni, has his own story and he is in love with Rajini Radha (Nikki Galrani), a fan of superstar Rajinikanth. Is he able to unite Nadhiya and Pandi, what happened to his life etc form the rest of Pakka.
This is a forgettable film for Bindhu Madhavi, for attempts were not made to even match her dialogues with lip sync. Nikki Galrani provides some relief, while attempts by Suri and Sathish to tickle laughter end up with corny jokes.
Directed by debutant SS Surya, ‘Pakka’ is a commercial potboiler set in rural Tamil Nadu; one which lacks a basic story. It reminds us of many films of the 1980s and 1990s, and fails to impress.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5