"Pandhayam" means `bet` in English.
Not only the director, cast and crew have bet against themselves but also ensured that they end up losers. The movie looks like one that suffered a double Rip Van Winkle slumber since the 70s sans the vintage quality of that era.
In a nutshell, it is all about a youth, played by Nithin Sathya taking a trip to Chennai to see movie icon Vijay who is allowed to be himself.
One of his Sathya`s friends gets bumped off by a don portrayed by a hamming Prakash Raj.
So the bumpkin manages to wangle the don`s daughter enacted by Sindhu Tolani.
One wonders why Sathya who got attracted critical acclaim in "Chennai 600028" did this bomb.
Sindhu Tolani fails to impress. Vijay`s presence in a guest role fails to revive the film. The less said about Vijay Anthony`s music the better.