Pattathu Arasan

“Pattathu Arasan” is a 2022 film that dives deep into the intricacies of familial relationships, set against the backdrop of village life and the sport of kabaddi. Directed and written by A. Sarkunam, and produced by Allirajah Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions, this movie promises drama, tension, and strong character arcs that reflect the traditional values and challenges of rural life.

Plot Summary

The story revolves around Poththaari, a respected former kabaddi player who holds a significant reputation in his village. With a large family, comprising two wives, children, and grandchildren, Poththaari is the bedrock of their collective happiness. However, a tragic twist comes into play when Kanniyan, Poththaari’s son from his second wife, dies in a kabaddi match. The subsequent events result in a division within the family, leading Poththaari’s daughter-in-law, Vijaya, to separate herself and her son, Chinnadurai, from the rest of the family.

Despite the estrangement, Poththaari’s 70th birthday is a grand village affair. The rift becomes apparent when Chinnadurai, yearning for family connection, attempts reconciliation, but faces rejection.

The narrative takes another dramatic turn with the introduction of Chelliah, Poththaari’s kabaddi-playing grandson. As he is approached for a potential position in the Pro-Kabaddi team, Tamil Thalaivaas, challenges arise, primarily financial. An attempt to secure a loan to meet the necessary requirements for his kabaddi training gets entangled in a web of misunderstandings and deceit, orchestrated by Sadagoppan. The misinformation campaign accuses Chelliah of bribery, leading to his tragic suicide. The climax revolves around the aftermath of this tragedy. 


The production of “Pattathu Arasan” was helmed by Lyca Productions. Atharvaa, Rajkiran, and Ashika Ranganath play pivotal roles, bringing depth and authenticity to their characters. Loganathan Srinivasan’s cinematography captures the raw essence of village life and the intense emotions of the characters. Raja Mohammad’s editing ensures a crisp narration, while Ghibran’s music accentuates the film’s mood, bringing the story to life.


“Pattathu Arasan” (2022) provides a profound reflection on the complexities of family dynamics, societal pressures, and the lengths individuals go to preserve honor. A. Sarkunam’s direction, paired with a compelling story and an exceptional cast, crafts a tale that remains relatable and resonates with viewers. The film serves as a poignant reminder of the fragile nature of relationships and the enduring spirit of family amidst adversities. It underscores the importance of understanding, communication, and the healing power of unity.

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