Pizhai (Eng: Mistake) is a 2020 Tamil language film directed by Rajavel Krishna in his directorial debut. The film stars Ramesh (of Kaaka Muttai fame), Nasath (of Appa), and Gokul (of Junior Super Star fame) as in important roles. Charle, Mime Gopi, and George play supportive roles in the film as parents who can’t afford education for their kids. The film was shot in Chennai, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Chitoor, and Tiruthani. Soundtrack was composed by FS Faisal.
Pizhai revolves around three village-based school-going children’s woes. Gokul, Kaaka Muttai fame Ramesh and Appa fame Nasath play lazy kids who are least interested in studying. Their parents are worried about the kids’ lethargic attitude and they often scold them for the same. The disappointed students decide to run away from home when they realise that their school teacher, too, is harsh towards them. The struggles they face after running away to a big city forms the rest of the story.
One positive aspect of the film is the Charle’s portrayal of a dejected father. Mime Gopi and George Maryan, too, are okayish. The kids also come up with decent performances. But the lack of fresh sequences and the number of unnecessary sub-plots, which includes a honour killing episode, do not evoke any interest in the audience. The film becomes preachy after a point and becomes too melodramatic towards the climax.
Directed by Rajavel Krishna
Produced by R Dhamodharan
Starring Ramesh, Appa Nasath, Gokul
Music by FS Faizal
Edited by Ram Gopi
Production Turning Point Productions
Release date 3 January 2020