A poetic ode to memories is what Gnabagangal is all about.  The movie based on a real life incident of a friend of Pa Vijay, the movie blends in the struggle of lyricist in Kodambakkam and beautiful true love.

The film starts with Kathiravan(Pa. Vijay) recieving a national award for best lyricist and then going to meet his ex-sweetheart Meera(Sridevika) who is now married to an buisnessman. The memories swing to the past where Kathir is a struggling lyricist and falls in love with a marwadi girl Meera. Fate takes a twist when Meera is married off to a person of her own cast. Meanwhile Kathir goes on to become a successful lyricist. When he wins the medal, he visits Meera to show her his success. What happens in the climax will leave your eyes wet.


Pa. Vijay has done a herculian job with script, screenplay, dialogues, and lyrics and gone on to do it well.  Music is scored by James Vick who has come out with some peppy numbers like ‘Unnai Mudiyum’ and ‘Azhage Azhage’. The climax shot for three days in Taj Mahal goes on to become the highlight of the movie.

The scene in which Kathir and Meera meet reminds us of the same kind of scene in Rituparna Gosh’s Raincoat starring Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya.

On the whole Gnabagangal is a worthy tribute from Pa. Vijay to his friend.