Bobby Simha, Keerthy Suresh, Bhanu, Guru Somasundaram
Bobby Simha (Thakchana) hails from a lower middle-class family. After his brother dies in a train accident, Thakchana lives with his widowed sister-in-law(Bhanu).
Thakchana’s aim is to find a suitable bridegroom for his sister-in-law but he only tries hard to convince her for remarriage. When Thakchana falls in love with Keerthy Suresh(Veni ), his sister-in-law understands the need of remarriage and gives her consent.
Snakes shed their skins only to grow bigger similarly a man can do anything to live his life,a dialogue in Paambu Sattai. But here Thakchana becomes a vulnerable one and bites back the criminal gang, which ruins his life.
Paambhu Sattai has a thematic similarity with Sathuranka Vettai (which was also produced by Mano Bala), though here, the protagonist is someone whose beliefs are the exact opposite of that film’s hero. Dakshina is a very relatable character, someone who wants to hold on to his values and scrambles to come up with the money that Jeeva needs. We fully get it when he is tempted to do something unlawful. This kind of empathy towards his character is what makes the film work to an extent. Adam Dasan also shows that he has a progressive outlook in the way he depicts the Dakshina-Malar relationship.The director’s challenge is to club the fake currency gambit into the relationship drama, he does it with somewhat in an unconvincing manner and that’s when the movie loses its hold. Predictable villains, usual corrupt cops, unwanted boxing scenes all these don’t have correlation to each other and they just stick out the essence of the film.
Bobby Simha has given a better performance in Paambhu Sattai but the actor has a long way to go. Keerthy Suresh as she has got the tailor made homely girl role while Bhanu, Charlie, Guru Somasundaram have delivered their best.
Paambhu Sattai’s another biggest strength is Ajeesh’s music, be it songs or background score..