This stunt is quite average
Cast: Kamal Haasan, Simran, Abbas, Sneha
Producer: Media Dreams
Dialogues: Crazy Mohan
Stunt: Vikram Dharma
Choreography: Tarunkumar, Brinda, Ashok
Cinematography: Arthur Wilson
Editing: Kasi Viswanathan
It is sort of like the calm after the storm. For having recently endured Abhay/Aala Vandhaan with its overdose of schizophrenia and such, the audience is now treated to a light, comic film.
The storyline of Pammal K Sambandham hardly matters. But for what it is worth, here it is:
Kamal runs a hotel, but his passion is the moonlighting he does, as 'dupe' for the stars in daredevil stunt scenes. Simran is a doctor. Both are determinedly single and, in fact, completely opposed to marriage
Kamal's aim is to making you laugh here, and in Madras Tamizh, which he has a panache for. Crazy Mohan's lines are the sort which, if you laugh a little longer, you will have to ask your neighbour what the next one was.
Abbas is Kamal's friend and Sneha, Simran's. Abbas and Sneha get married. The latter turns on her husband when the promised dream of a job, and a life, in Australia fails to materialise. Simran instigates her friend, feeding her with anti-male propaganda. At her urging, Sneha obtains a divorce.
Meanwhile, Kamal is injured and needs surgery. Simran, who performs the operation, makes the mistake of leaving her watch in Kamal's tummy. Dreading that her mistake will be found out, she tries to inveigle Kamal back onto the operation table by any means she can think of --- including pretending to be in love with him.
How this conflict is resolved, and how Abbas and Sneha resolve their own tangle, is what the rest of the film is about.
Kamal is his usual self, while Simran --- who, perhaps uniquely among female stars in the south, seems totally unfazed about acting opposite the three-time National Award winner -- looks a bit anaemic, tired even. Simran, though, sizzles in the dance sequences, making Kamal look old and jaded by contrast.
The real highpoint is 'Crazy' Mohan's dialogues --- some of his one-liners have you laughing so hard, you miss the next one.
Given that the protagonist is someone who stands in for stars in action and stunt sequences, you would have expected to see some breathtaking stunts. But no --- for some reason, this part of the character is completely underplayed.
On the whole, an average film.