Sarpatta Parambarai is a period sports drama written and directed by Pa Ranjith. The film has Arya and Dushara Vijayan in the lead roles while Pasupathi, Kalaiyarasan, John Kokken, Santhosh, Anupama Kumar, Sanchana Natarajan and others play crucial supporting roles. It is produced by Neelam Productions and K9 Studios, has music by Santhosh Narayanan and cinematography by G Murali.

The leading man Arya had earlier revealed in one of his interviews that he along with the director and other cast members had gone through rigorous training under national level players to learn possible minor details for making the action sequences look real. Well now, with the film getting positive response from all corners, looks like their handwork and dedication has indeed paid off.

The film is about a young man from black town of 1970's  segregated madras finds himself with the opportunity to redeem jis boxing clan and himself from years of defeat.Can he do it? Will he be allowed to do it? 

If we look at Ranjith's previous films, and compare it with Sarpatta Parambarai, we can observe a pattern. Ranjith picks a location and fills it with realistic characters who look extremely human, which results in the geography coming to life. This means, the people living in the area aren't homogeneous in nature. You can find all kinds of people and all of them have grey shades instead of being black and white. In Sarpatta too, we find the Blacktown part of North Madras come alive.

On the technical side, Santhosh Narayanan underplays with his music for most of the film, but sets the screen on fire during the scenes where Kabilan trains and boxes. The song Neeye Oli infuses extra energy to the viewers and it works well. A thesis can be written on how Murali captures the boxing bouts in this film, which is outstanding. A lot of unconventional shots are used, which we never see in other sports dramas.


WATCH! See what cinema is capable of. See how a sports drama is done. Or just entertain yourself as Arya punches every single obstacle his way

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