Pattiyal is a 2006 Indian Tamil gangster movie directed by Vishnuvardhan. The film tackles the issue of dons. It stars Bharath, Arya, Pooja Umashankar, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Cochin Haneefa and Santhana Bharathi in pivotal roles. The film’s score and soundtrack are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. This film, based on the 1999 Thai film Bangkok Dangerous, was released on 17 March 2006, becoming highly successful at the box office, while being critically acclaimed as well.
Kosi (Arya) and Selva (Bharath), are contract killers working for a middleman with the ironic name of Sami (Cochin Haneefa). Director Vishnuvardan portrays this morbid telling of two orphaned youths with incredible realism of trust, friendship, and ultimate betrayal masterfully. Kosi is an unblinking man with a stubborn feel for life thereby refusing to love and be loved. Selva, deaf and dumb, is equally intrepid although he has a heart ticking beneath the dark, dire exterior.
Saroja (Padmapriya Janakiraman), a salesgirl at a garment company is an outgoing and sprightly girl and is a friend of both Kosi and Selva. She is in deeply in love with Kosi but the latter only finds her presence as a nuisance whereas Saroja’s chief manager who stubbornly tries to make Saroja sleep with him. In stark contrast to this romance, is the love between Selva and Sandhya (Pooja Umashankar) who are smitten with each other after some fate-based encounters that bring some light-hearted humor to the film. As the film progresses, Kosi and Saroja end up sleeping together when Kosi begins to drink excessively, promptly making him start to realize his feelings for Saroja. Unfortunately this new-found happiness does not last as their profession does not allow it to.
Kosi and Selva set out to assassinate Avinashi Nachimuthu Gounder (Santhana Bharathi), a business tycoon and uprising politician as instructed to do so by Sami. Kosi and Selva mutually agree to make this assignment their last and to begin leading normal lives with their newfound loves Saroja and Sandhya respectively. A new twist occurs in the story where the people who hired Saami told him to finish off Kosi and Selva once the job is completed….
Directed by Vishnuvardhan
Produced by ‘Punnagai Poo’ Gheetha
Written by Vishnuvardhan
Starring Bharath, Arya, Pooja Umashankar, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Cochin Hanifa
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Nirav Shah
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Production SG Films
Release dates 17 March 2006
Running time 140 mins