The film opens with the line ‘caste and religion are against humanity’ , what follows is a hard hitting anti-caste drama by the debutant Mari Selvaraj. Paariyerum perumal or Pariyan (Kathir) is from a village called Puliyankulam which majorly consists of lower caste which highly dominated by the higher one. This actually drives Pariyan to study hard and become a lawyer. In the law college he still faces discrimination among students and embarrassment because of poor English knowledge. He becomes friends with Jothi ( Anadhi) who helps him out with his English. Though Pariyan limits himself Jothi since she is from a higher caste, Jothi begins to fall in love with him. This creates a series of troubles for Pariyan , whether Pariyan survives this is the rest of the story.
Though the film is filled with caste based violence, the director subtly balances it with hope and confidence in the lead character with which he overcomes his position. He also shows a parallel story in which he shows about honor killings which are prevalent and made as a service to God. Kathir gives his best in the film and shows he can handle good roles when presented. Anandhi delivers well, but her character remains a little out of syllabus, which creates a little loose end in the film. Rest of the cast is well handled by the director, including Yogi babu who comes as kathir’s friend who gives us a few laughs. Music and background score by Santosh Narayanan is flawless and completes the film. Pariyerum Perumal is a film not to be missed .I give the film 9/10