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Ponmagal Vandhal trailer: Jyotika headlines a gripping legal drama

Directed by JJ Fredrick, the film is about an honest lawyer’s attempt to redeem a wrongfully convicted woman.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

The trailer of Ponmagal Vandhal (2020), produced by actor Suriya, promises a gripping legal drama. The two-minute long trailer follows the story of an honest lawyer’s attempt to redeem a wrongfully convicted woman. Directed by first-time filmmaker JJ Fredrick, the film features Jyotika in the role of a lawyer for the first time in her career. The film also features K Bhagyaraj, R Parthiepan, Pandiarajan and Pratap Pothen in crucial roles. 

The story follows a resident in Ooty named, Petition Pethuraj, who reopens a case from 2004 that involved a serial killer, Psycho Jyothi, who was convicted for the abduction and murder of five children and two youngsters. His daughter, Venba, a passionate lawyer, weaves through the loopholes to bring out the truth.

Ponmagal Vandhal is the first mainstream Tamil film to directly release on an OTT platform. The decision was taken recently keeping in mind the current COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to release in theatres in May, it will now release directly on Amazon Prime on 29 May. This decision by 2D Entertainment was opposed by theatre owners in Tamil Nadu. 

“We are shocked to learn about the plan to directly release Ponmagal Vandhal on an OTT platform. A film that’s made for cinemas should primarily have a theatrical release first and then release on other platforms. We reached out to the makers and requested them to revoke the plan but they didn’t listen. Therefore, we’ve decided to not release any films from their banner in theatres in future,” said Paneer Selvan, general secretary of the Tamil Nadu theatre and multiplex owners association.

Jyotika was last seen in the Jeethu Joseph-directed thriller, Thambi (2019), co-starring Karthi. The film, despite garnering mostly positive reviews, flopped at the box-office.

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