Pa Paandi is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film produced, written and directed by Dhanush in his directorial debut. The film features Rajkiran in the title role, while Revathi, Prasanna, Dhanush, Madonna Sebastian and Chaya Singh play pivotal role. The venture began production in September 2016. It was released in April 2017 to positive reviews.
Power Paandi (Rajkiran), an ex-stuntmaster in tamil cinema industry, is now leading his retired life with his son Raghavan (Prasanna) and his family. He is very close to his grand-children Dhruv (Master Raghavan) and Shaksha (Baby Chavi). Paandi could not sit idle at home and gets involved in other issues outside his house which brings trouble to his son. He also tries to keep him occupied by going for some part-time jobs like gym instructor,side kicks and stunt-man in cinema but nothing fulfills him and also brings friction with his son.
Seeking his freedom, he goes out of his house with his old bullet and final day savings. On his way, he sees a bunch of old people riding their bike like him and he narrates his first love experience with them. He shares about how he (Dhanush as young Paandi) met Poonthendral (Madonna Sebastian) first time, how they fell in love and how they went separated. He tells them that he is on a journey to find his Poonthendral again. An old-man in that group helps him in locating Poonthendral via social media. Paandi messages Poonthendral, who has now settled in Hyderabad, as he was in her place and was eager to meet her again.
Finally, Poonthendral (Revathi) agrees to meet him in a restaurant and both of them meet remembering all the by-gone days. They post their meet on social media and express happiness for each other’s life. Paandi proposes to Poonthendral to live the rest of their life together. Poonthendral, who was initially reluctant at his decision, later convinces herself about his companionship and asks him to come to her house the next day for a lunch and to meet her family (her daughter and grand-daughter).
In meantime, back at Chennai, Raghavan realizes his mistake and start searching for his father every-where. His grand-son Dhruv locates Paandi using social-media and finally comes to Poonthendral’s house at Hyderabad to take Paandi back with them. When Paandi comes to Poonthendral’s house for lunch, he gets re-united with his son’s family. Both Poonthendral and Paandi realise that their life has to go this way and decides to be in touch with each other for rest the of their life. With much emotional bursts, Paandi leaves Poonthendral’s house with his son , waving his hands in air without seeing Poonthendral for which she responds.
Directed by Dhanush
Produced by Dhanush
Written by Dhanush & Subramaniam Siva
Starring Rajkiran, Revathi, Prasanna, Madonna Sebastian, Chaya Singh, Dhanush
Music by Sean Roldan
Edited by Prasanna GK
Production Wunderbar Films
Distributed by K Productions
Release date 14 April 2017
Running time 125 minutes