Sundarapandian is a 2012 Indian Tamil comedy movie directed by debutant S. R. Prabhakaran, a former associate of M. Sasikumar. Sasikumar himself played the titular character, besides producing the film, while Lakshmi Menon, Vijay Sethupathi, Soori, Inigo Prabhakaran and Soundararaja appeared in supporting roles. Music was composed by N. R. Raghunanthan, while cinematography was handled by Premkumar of Pasanga fame. The film released on 14 September 2012 to overall positive reviews. Following its commercial success, the film was remade in Kannada as Raja Huli and is planned to be remade in Telugu by director Bhimaneni Srinivasa of Sudigadu fame.
Sundarapandian (M. Sasikumar) is a son of rich landlord in Kandamanoor leads a happy life and spends all time with his friends. Sundarapandian ensures that he is always of some help to his friends. One day, he goes to ensure that his friend’s(Inigo Prabhakaran) love is conveyed to a girl Archana (Lakshmi Menon), who happens to be his ex-flame. As it happens, she falls for Sundarapandian again. But trouble begins through Paranjothi (Soundararaja) he joined and planned together with Jegan (Vijay Sethupathi). A murder happens and the blame falls on Sundarapandian and then some twist and turns that forms the climax .
The film opened to very positive reviews. N. Venkateswaran from The Times of India gave it 3.5 out of 5 and called it a “clean family entertainer”. The reviewer wrote that “the racy script, easy flowing dialogues and the twists he introduces in the screenplay to take it off the beaten path are commendable” and added that “one more student has passed out with flying colours from the Sasikumar school of cinema”.
Directed by S. R. Prabhakaran
Produced by M. Sasikumar
Written by S. R. Prabhakaran
Story by S.R.Prabhakaran
Starring M. Sasikumar, Lakshmi Menon, Vijay Sethupathi, Soori, Inico Prabhakar, Soundararaja
Music by N. R. Raghunanthan
Production Company Production
Release dates 14 September 2012