Every actor has a career-defining film. That landmark movie in Dhanush's career was Pudhupettai. Until then, Dhanush was only making college-based love dramas. But this 2006 gangster drama changed his image and transformed him as a mass hero. Directed by Selvaraghavan, Pudhupettai remains as one of the classics in Tamil cinema. This iconic film completes 14 years of its release today. On this occasion, here is a recap into it.
Pudhupettai explores the life of a youngster who transforms as a dreaded gangster. How the situations made him become a man with no emotions forms the main crux of the film. Sneha and Sonia Aggarwal played the female leads in this film. It is Dhanush who carries the entire film on his shoulders. There is barely a single scene that doesn't feature Dhanush in this three-hour-long film. Pudhupettai was also high on its technical standards. Be it the shot composition, lighting or the background score, the film got everything perfect.
Aravind Krishna had handled the cinematography of it. Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the music of the film. There are 10 tracks in the film and each of them has its own significance. The soundtrack as well as the background score remained as one of the major assets of this film. Pudhupettai collected around Rs. 38 crores and became a blockbuster at the box office. The fans are now celebrating the occasion by trending the hashtag #14YearsForEpicPudhuPettai on social media.