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Pettaikaali Episode 3 review: A thoroughly disappointing outing, thanks to lack of engaging sequences

The grandeur which was showcased in the first episode goes for a toss, and what we get is a series of sequences with strictly okayish production values 

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Pettaikaali Episode 3 review: A thoroughly disappointing outing, thanks to lack of engaging sequences

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  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 02.26 PM, Nov 04, 2022

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What started off as an intriguing tale between two communities set in a rural backdrop in the first episode was slightly let down in the previous episode, thanks to the non-linear narration which revealed a crucial sequence much earlier.  The latest episode of Pettaikaali, titled Vanmamenum Kodungoor Aayutham, has its own moments, but lacks a punch.

Post Selvasekaran's (Vela Ramamoorthy) accident, Veerasekaran (Bala Hasan) has taken control of his business and empire, and the forthcoming episodes are expected to be the ego clash between the latter and Muthayya (Kishore). 

The untimely death of Pandi (Kalaiyarsan) has left Muthayya upset, and Veera is aware of the same. The flashback sequences which reveal the reasons leading to Pandi's death and Selva's accident are partly engaging. The reason for Selva's second wedding and the rage in his young wife are convincingly depicted, though.

Santhosh Narayanan's compelling background score is the saving grace this time, too. The only major positive episode in this episode is the captivating lead provided to the upcoming episodes in its climax. The grandeur which was showcased in the first episode goes for a toss, and what we get is a series of sequences with strictly okayish production values.

The next episode is likely to witness conflicts involving Thenmozhi (Sheela Rajkumar) and Veera. The former has been introduced with a high-voltage sequence hinting at her smartness and agility. Kishore has been under utilized except for a revenge-driven scene in which he appears at a crucial circumstance.

Veera's hunger for power and the determination to rule the village by taking over his father's position drives the story forward, but the emotion falls flat owing to ineffective execution.

Pettaikaali is streaming on aha Tamil.

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