| Yuvaraj Dhayalan|
| August 5, 2011 (2011-08-05)|Potta Potti Wikipedia
Potta Potti is a 2011 Indian Tamil Sports-Comedy film written and directed by newcomer Yuvaraj Dhayalan, featuring cricketer Sadagoppan Ramesh in the starring role alongside several newcomers. The film, initially titled Pattai Patti, released on 5 August 2011 to generally positive reviews.
Two men, Kodaivannan and Kolaivannan, of a remote village decide to marry a rich girl. So village rivalries told to both kodaivannan and Kolaivannan, those who won a match, that person eligible to marry that girl. The ‘good’ hearted Kodaivannan’s team kidnaps the real cricketer, Sadagoppan Ramesh, while he was on his way to Thekkady. The Kolaivannan hires his coach from a greedy big shot from Chennai who eyes the big land of this village for his business.
Now, the teams have one more reason to fight against each other, the ‘bad’ Kolaivannan winning the wealth for his Chennai man, and the ‘good’ Kodaivannan winning the game to save their village. In the climax, the ‘good’ Kodaivannan wins the match and saves their village.
In between, the coach Sadagoppan Ramesh falls in love with that girl.Sadagoppan Ramesh as himself
Harini as Ranjitham
R. Sivam as Kodaivaanan
Umar as Kolaivaanan
Mayilsamy as Harichandra
Avathar Ganesh as Avathaaram
All lyrics written by Jayamurasu and Kevin Shadrach; all music composed by Arul Dev.
The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV. The film was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board.
The film received overall positive critical response, with most reviewers noting its resemblance to the award-winning Hindi film Lagaan (2001). Rediff's Pavithra Srinivasan gave it 2.5 out of 5 and noted that it had "a Lagaan flavour" and "healthy doses of humour". Sify called the film "above average" and noted: "The film works because it is intelligent and uncompromising. It's packed with delicious little scenes, one liners and moments that will have you chuckling pretty much the moment you settle into your seat". Behindwoods gave it 2 out of 5, writing that it "partially succeeds in its attempts" and that it was " well suited for some casual and carefree viewing". NDTV cited: "Potta Potti doesn't have the excitement of a movie based on sports but it doesn't disappoint as a fun-filled movie. Watch it for the innocence with which the villagers approach the game and some hilarious moments..." Malathai Rangarajan from The Hindu wrote: "If keeping the viewer in splits is the aim, Potta Potti achieves it with ease", adding that it "may have arrived late, but the delay hardly affects the entertainment it provides". Rohit Ramachandran of Nowrunning.com called it a "A simple, sincere delight that makes no bones about its inspirations. It works well, once."
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