Payanigal Gavanikkavum (Eng: Passengers Take Note) is a 2022 Indian Tamil-language comedy drama film directed by S. P. Shakthivel and produced by All In Pictures. The film stars Vidharth and Karunakaran with a supporting cast including Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Masoom Shankar, and Prem Kumar.
The film’s music is composed by Shanmanth Nag, with cinematography handled by S. Pandikumar and editing done by R. S. Sathishkumar. The film is a remake of the 2019 Malayalam film Vikruthi written by Ajeesh P. Thomas and directed by Emcy Joseph. The film premiered on Aha on 29 April 2022.
Ezhilan and his wife Tamil are both hearing and speech impaired. After spending two nights in the hospital where his daughter was admitted, Ezhilan travels back home on a Chennai Metro train but he falls asleep. Another passenger, Antony, finds this amusing and decides to post a picture of Ezhilan online, labelling him a drunkard.
The rest of the movie explores the troubles Ezhilan and his family face when he is recognized by people as the “Chennai Metro Drunkard”, as well as how Antony deals with the consequences of his actions.
Directed by S. P. Shakthivel
Screenplay by S. P. Shakthivel
Based on Vikruthi by Ajeesh P. Thomas
Produced by T. Vijaya Raghavendra
Starring Vidharth, Karunakaran, Lakshmi Priyaa, Chandramouli
Cinematography S. Pandikumar
Edited by R. S. Sathishkumar
Music by Shanmanth Nag
Production All In Pictures
Distributed by Aha
Release date 29 April 2022
Running time 115 minutes