|Director Murali Krishna|
|Release date 16 May 2002|
Pesadha Kannum Pesume is a Tamil film directed by Murali Krishna. This film is a tribute to Monal, who died on 30 April 2002, just before the film's release.
Vikram (Kunal) is a happy-go-lucky guy who finds pleasure in playing pranks on people. He is a Casanova, who works in an advertising agency. He is in love with Swetha (Monal), who is very possessive about him. In one of the many practical jokes played by him, he tells Swetha one day that he is already married. He even introduces her to Mamta who is a model working for him and she convinces Swetha that they are married. Monal is heartbroken and decides to marry a boy whom her parents chose. When Vikram comes to know this, he comes back and tells her that everything was a planned joke. But to his shock Mamta who was his college mate turns against him and continues to tell Swetha that she is Vikram’s wife. Mamta has an axe to grind against Vikram, because of whom her father had to commit suicide while they were in college. Pop Karnas who is in charge of the comedy, tries to bring the lovers together. Finally all ends well.
The film saw the second collaboration of Kunal, Monal, music director Bharani and director Murali Krishna after the success of Paarvai Ondre Podhume (2001). The film turned out to be the final film of Monal as she had committed suicide and died before the film's release.
The music was composed by Bharani.
Bizhat called it "one of the most insipid films" and "There is nothing new about the story, presentation and even the acting of Kunal and Monal are disappointing". Balaji of Thiraipadam wrote "Considering the poor quality of the end product in that case, it should not have been difficult for the director to eliminate his mistakes, polish his skills, extract better performances from his familiar cast and make a better movie. But it is surprising and unfortunate that he has taken quite a few steps backward from his debut feature here".