Papanasam (2015) [Tamil ](2015)

Papanasam (2015) [Tamil] (2015)

Film Name Papanasam (2015)
Genre Crime , Thriller
Director Jeethu Joseph
Producer(s) Suresh Balaje , George Pius , Rajkumar Sethupathi , Sripriya
Music Director Ghibran
Lead Cast See Full Cast
Release Date 03 July 2015 (India)
Movie Budget 30 Cr. (Estimated)
Box Office Collection 53 Cr. Approximately (Worldwide)
Rating IMDB: 8.4    Bollywood Product: 8   

Papanasam (2015) [Film] Synopsis

Papanasam [meaning: Destruction of Sins] is a Tamil-language Crime Thriller film released in cinemas on 3 July 2015. The film has a runtime of 180 Minutes.

Mukt is the Hindi dubbed version of Drushyam. Play Movies uploaded Mukt, the Hindi dubbed version of Papanasam, on their YouTube Channel on 11 February 2020.

Papanasam is the remake of the 2013 Malayalam-language Crime Thriller film Drishyam featuring Mohanlal in the lead role.

Drishyam was one of the Highest Grossing Malayalam Movies of all time, with a Box Office collection of Rs. 75 Crore. Drishyam was also the first Malayalam film that collected 50 Crore INR at the Box Office.

Cast and Crew


Kamal Haasan, Gautami, Asha Sarath, Nivetha Thomas, Esther Anil, Kalabhavan Mani, and Anant Mahadevan played pivotal roles in the Tamil-language film Papanasam.

The film also features Abhishek Vinod, Aruldoss, Charle, Cheran Raj, Delhi Ganesh, Hello Kandasamy, Ilavarasu, Jayamani, Kavi Periya Thambi, M. S. Bhaskar, Madhan Gopal, Nellai Siva, Roshan Basheer, Shanthi Williams, Sree Raam, Vaiyapuri, and others.


  1. Jeethu Joseph - Director
  2. Jeethu Joseph -Screenplay
  3. Jeethu Joseph - Story
  4. Jeyamohan - Screenplay
  5. Suka - Additional Tamil Dialogue
  6. Suresh Balaje - Producer
  7. George Pius - Producer
  8. Rajkumar Sethupathy - Producer
  9. Sripriya Rajkumar - Producer
  10. Ghibran - Music Director
  11. Sujith Vasudev - Cinematographer
  12. Ayoob Khan - Film Editor
  13. Rembon Balraj - Art Director

Budget and Box Office

The tentative budget for the Tamil-language film Papanasam was Rs. 30 Crore. The film did well commercially and earned approximately Rs. 53 Crore at the Worldwide Box Office.

Movie Plot

Suyambulingam (Kamal Haasan) is an orphan. He could not study much and dropped out after his 4th standard. However, Suyambulingam manages to establish his life and now runs a cable television service in a small town in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.

Suyambulingam is married to Rani (Gautami), and the couple has two daughters Selvi (Nivetha Thomas) and a younger daughter Meena (Esther Anil). Selvi is sixteen, whereas Meena is ten (10) years old.

The family is a happy one because Suyambulingam is passionate about his family. He has one more passion, watching movies. He spends most of the time watching movies on Tv in his office while the office assistant does the required office jobs.

Twist in the story

Selvi goes to a nature camp with school friends. Varun Prabhakar (Roshan Basheer), the son of Inspector General (IG) Geetha Prabhakar (Asha Sharath), is in the nature camp. Varun makes an objectionable video while Selvi takes a bath.

Later Varun visits Selvi's house and blackmails her for sexual favours. Rani (Gautami) comes into the picture and requests Varun not to spoil her daughter's life. Selvi also confronts Varun and pushes him while he tries to come closer to her. Varun receives a head injury and succumbs to death. Perplexed, Rani and Selvi dig a pit and hide the body while Meena witnesses the incident.

A man's struggle to save his family

Suyambulingam returns home and learns about the unfortunate incident. He knows that IG Geetha will not spare his daughter and wife. Moreover, he loves his family more than anything else. Thus, Suyambulingam decides to save his family.

Since Suyambulingam has seen numerous crime movies, he knows how police will work. He first disposes of Varun's Cell Phone and then draws Varun's car into a pond. However, Perumal (Kalabhavan Mani), a police constable, who keeps grudges against Suyambulingam, witnesses Suyambulingam in Varun's car.

The next day

Suyambulingam takes his family on a road trip to attend a religious retreat. He goes to a restaurant, watches a movie, and rides a bus with his family. Suyambulingam becomes friendly wherever he goes and leaves an alibi because the films have taught him all these tricks.

Start of investigation

When Varun's phone remains untraceable, and he does not return to his home, IG Geetha starts searching for her son. When Constable Perumal informs that he witnessed Suyambulingam in a car that appears to be someone else, Geetha calls Suyambulingam and his family for questioning.

Suyambulingam already knows the police investigation style and teaches his family members to stick to their statement that they were on a trip on the day the unfortunate incident happened.

The family sticks to their statement even when questioned individually. All pieces of evidence and alibis support the information of the family members. However, IG Geetha doubts their involvement because she thinks the family is well prepared.

Varun's father (Anant Mahadevan), who also witnesses the investigation, thinks the family is innocent, but Geetha is sure there is something wrong at the bottom. She finally orders Constable Perumal to take out the truth by any means.

Truth reveals

Perumal beats the family member to know the truth. However, no one speaks the truth. In the end, Meena, the younger daughter, breaks down and tells the truth about the dead body of Varun, which is lying under the earth in the house premises.

Shocking twist

Geetha digs out the place with the help of police personnel. However, she gets shocked when she finds the carcass of a calf instead of her son's dead body.

Public gathers at the place since Suyambulingam is a respected village person. When the police do not find the body, Suyambulingam's brother-in-law raises an agitation, and the public attacks the police force, and they have to go back.

Consequences of police brutality

Suyambulingam and Meena report to the media and complains against Constable Perumal. The Constable gets suspended, and Geetha resigns from her post.

Later, Geetha and her husband meet Suyambulingam and ask for forgiveness for their violent behaviour. They also ask about their son Varun. However, Suyambulingam knows they can play a foul game and hence does disclose the truth.

The climax reveals the place where Suyambulingam composed the dead body of Varun.

Full Cast and Crew of Papanasam (2015)

Full Cast:

To be Updated Soon.

Other Cast(s):

Kamal Haasan
Asha Sharath
Nivetha Thomas
Esther Anil
Kalabhavan Mani
Anant Mahadevan
Abhishek Vinod
Cheran Raj
Delhi Ganesh
Hello Kandasamy
Kavi Periya Thambi
M S Bhaskar
Madhan Gopal
Nellai Siva
Roshan Basheer
Shanthi Williams
Sree Raam

Full Crew:


Jeethu Joseph


Suresh Balaje
George Pius
Rajkumar Sethupathi


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