Pasanga (Tamil: பசங்க; transl. Kids}}) is a 2009 Indian Tamil-language children's comedy film directed by Pandiraj. It stars debutant child actors such as Kishore DS, Sree Raam and Pandian, along with newcomer Vimal and Saroja star Vega Tamotia in supporting roles. The film is produced by Sasikumar and scored by James Vasanthan; they rose to fame after their 2008 hit film Subramaniyapuram that was released on 1 May 2009 to much critical acclaim, winning three National Film Awards and several other awards at international film festivals.
|Music by||James Vasanthan|
|Edited by||Yoga Baskar|
|Box office||₹11 crore|
The story unfolds in a dry and barren village. Protagonist Anbukkarasu (Kishore) wants to excel in life as a collector and is a precocious child. He meets Jeevanandam (Sree Raam), the son of the school teacher Chokkalingam (Jaya Prakash). The meeting occurs on the first day of school. In the long run, Jeeva develops instant dislike for Anbu. Besides, the good-hearted Anbu tries to befriend Jeeva. However, Jeeva continues to hate Anbu with a passion. Enter Manonmani (Dharini), Jeeva's cousin, who develops an affinity towards Anbu. This makes Jeeva detest Anbu further. Anbu excels academically and in extracurricular activities, which contributes to widening the rift between the two. Anbu's parents have different opinions on life, resulting in a fight between them that Jeeva uses as a means to hurt Anbu further.
A fight between Anbu and Jeeva escalates to involve their parents, and this divides their families. The elders smooth out their differences when Jeeva's father speaks to Anbu's father about forgiveness, leading Anbu's father to get along better with his wife. In a twist, Meenakshi Sundaram (Vimal), Anbu's uncle falls in love with Soppikannu (Vega), the sister of Jeeva. The families unite when they agree to the marriage of Meenakshi Sundaram and Soppikannu, much to the chagrin of Jeeva and Anbu, whose rift deepens.
At the end of their sixth grade, Jeeva's father asks the class to a write a letter about good and bad events in their past year, and this causes Anbu and Jeeva to share their feelings about one another. Anbu expresses his liking of Jeeva, while Jeeva continues to express his dislike of Anbu. However, Manonmani helps Jeeva understand that Anbu has changed his life for the better. When Anbu meets with a sudden accident, Jeeva's encouragement helps Anbu recover. Jeeva apologizes, they become friends, and the film ends with Meenakshi Sundaram's marriage to Soppikannu.
- Kishore as Anbukkarasu
- Sree Raam as Jeeva Nithyanandham
- Vimal as Meenakshi Sundaram
- Vega Tamotia as Sobikannu
- Pandian as Kuzhanthaivelu (Pakkada)
- Dharani as Manonmani
- Murugesh as Kuttimani
- Karthikraja as Gautham Vellaichamy (Bujjima)
- Yoganathan as Akila
- Jayaprakash as Chokkalingam
- Sivakumar as Vellaichamy, Anbu's father
- Sujatha Sivakumar as Mrs. Chokkalingam
- Senthi Kumari as Pothumponnu Vellaichamy
- Rony David as Mukeshmaanu
Ramakrishnan was initially offered a lead role by Pandiraj, who was Ramakrishnan's colleague when they were assistants to director Cheran. As Ramakrishnan was busy with the shoot of Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum (2009), Vemal was cast in the role instead.
57th National Film AwardsEdit
Tamil Nadu State Film AwardsEdit
57th Filmfare Awards SouthEdit
4th Vijay AwardsEdit
- Best Supporting Actor - Jayaprakash
- Best Debut Actor - Vimal
- Best Find of the Year - Pandiraj
- Best Crew
- Anandha Vikatan Award for Best Director - Pandiraj
- Anandha Vikatan Award for Best Film
- Chennai International Film Festival for Second Best Feature Film
- International Children's Film Festival Golden Elephant Award for Best Director - Pandiraj
- Pondicherry Government Sankaradas Swamigal Award for Best Indian Film
- South Scope Cine Awards for Best Film
- World Malayali Council's Essar Award for Best Director - Pandiraj
International Film FestivalEdit
- 19th Golden Rooster And Hundred Flowers Film Festival (Jiangyin,China)
- Chinese Festival Of India 2010 (China)
- 6th International Children Film Festival 2010 (Bangalore, India)
- 40th International Film Festival Of India 2009 (Goa)
- 2nd International Children Film Festival Bangladesh
- Pune International Children Film Festival
- Lucknow International Film Festival - Best Film (Nominee) and Best Director (Nominee)
- SILPIX Children's Film Festival in America, Chicago 2011
- Norway International Film Festival 2010
- Children's Film Festival, Singapore - 2011
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||25 March 2009|
|James Vasanthan chronology|
Music and soundtracks were composed by Subramaniyapuram composer James Vasanthan. The soundtrack features four songs, the lyrics for which are written by Thamarai, Yugabharathi and James Vasanthan himself.
|1||'Naandhaan Goppanda'||Sathyanarayanan, Larson Cyril||4:32||Yugabharathi|
|2||'Oru Vetkam Varudhe'||Naresh Iyer, Shreya Ghoshal||6:00||Thamarai|
|3||'Who's that Guy'||Benny Dayal||2:02||James Vasanthan|
|4||'Anbaale Azhagaagum'||M. Balamurali Krishna, Baby K.Sivaangi||6:06||Yugabharathi|
The film was remade in Sri Lanka by Sinhala-language under the title Daruwane in 2012.
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