Panjumittai (Eng: Cotton candy) is a Tamil language fantasy comedy film written and directed by debutant S. P. Mohan and produced by Ramesh KV, S. Ganesh and Vinodh Kumar. The film has Ma Ka Pa Anand and Nikhila in the lead roles, while Sendrayan, Pandiarajan, Pandu and Thavasi play supporting roles. D Imman composed the music for the film, which was based on the short film Kalaru.
Appu (Ma Ka Pa) and Kuppu (Sendrayan) are childhood friends who can’t even think of living in different places. As both of them grow up, they start earning their living by working in a hotel. Trouble starts between them when Appu gets married to a girl (Nikhila). He starts hating Kuppu’s constant presence when he is with his wife. He also starts noticing that Kuppu’s dress colour is always similar to that of his wife’s. A peeved Appu starts suspecting his wife and tries his best to keep her away from Kuppu. Later, he consults a doctor who explains Kuppu’s weird behaviour.
Interestingly, like Kuppu’s behaviour, the film, too, is weird, thanks to its amateurish making, loud performances of the lead actors and poor CG scenes. An outlandish plot coupled with exaggerated histrionics and extreme close-up shots make the viewing experience a terrible one. A comparatively better second half and a not-so-bad flashback episode are the only saving graces of this otherwise horrific movie.
Directed by S. P. Mohan
Produced by Ramesh KV, S.Ganesh & Vinodh Kumar
Written by S. P. Mohan
Starring Ma Ka Pa Anand, Nikhila Vimal, Sendrayan
Music by D. Imman
Cinematography Magesh K Dev
Edited by Ram Sudharsan
Production Deepam Cinema
Release date 1 June 2018
Running time 140 minutes