Pugazh is about a youngster, for whom the playground across his neighbourhood has remained an integral part of his life. When a political threat impinges upon the playground, which has been the source of happiness to the youngsters, its time for the protagonist to wake up for the situation of confrontations.Wikipedia
Sadly, the movie ceases to tread a focussed path -- often wandering without purpose. It begins with Pugazh and his team winning a cricket match on the playground, and they travel to Puducherry (Pondicherry) to celebrate with a song and dance on the beach -- which kind of transforms into a Baywatch locale with bikini-clad foreign women parading up and down.
Pugazh is certainly a compelling political thriller. Watch this film if you’re a fan of message-oriented films and political dramas.
Pugazh is a watchable political action drama mainly for its core message. Enjoy it for the brisk action thriller that it is, and try not to think about how much better it could have been.
A premise on political drama could have easily hit the right chord if it had been handled with a lot more care. Pugazh falters on this note and ends up being a mediocre product.
Pugazh plays out flatly for the most part. For a film that is supposed to be packed with a certain tension it lacks the fizz.