Pasanga was a surprise treat for Tamil movie audiences. It’s been 10 years since the movie was released but still the movie remains fresh in our memories. The movie released on 1st May 2009. It is one of those authentic kids movies which will always make us feel good every time we watch it.
1. Pasanga is Vimal’s first role as a lead actor. Before this he had appeared in blink and miss cameos in Vijay and Ajith movies.
2. This was the first movie of Kishore who starred in the film as Anbukarasu. Kishore found Sree Raam who played Jeeva to be very scary when they first met which got him the role.
3. This was the first film where the trio of Kishore , Sree Ram and Pandian alias Pakada would act together. The trio would once again collaborate for the highly successful Goli Soda directed by Vijay Milton. Both the hit films in which the trio acted together would go onto have sequels.
4. The film won 3 National awards – Best Child Artist , Best Dialogue and best feature film in Tamil.
5. The film was remade in Sinhalese language in Sri Lanka as Daruwane.
6. Actor Ramakrishnan of Kungumapoovum Konjumpuravum was first offered the lead role before it went to Vimal.
7. The movie was produced by Actor and director Sasikumar and was part of his hat trick success in Tamil Cinema. While he tasted success as a director in Subramaniyapuram , his first movie as a producer Pasanga was also a superhit. Immediately after this he had Nadodigal which established him as a hero also become hit.
8. Actor Jayaprakash won the Filmfare award for best supporting actor for the film.
9. Pasanga was Vega Tamotia’s first film as a full fledged heroine. She had earlier appeared in Venkat Prabhu’s Saroja in a small role.
10. Pasanga was the first film in Pandiraj’s children trilogy. The three films are Pasanga, Marina and Pasanga 2.