Pathinettam Padi, the first full-length directorial of Shanker Ramakrishnan released amid high hopes and great expectations. The film is a multi-starrer with Mammootty, Prithviraj, Arya, Priyamani, Ahaana Krishna and many new faces. The film is a high school drama and touches upon contemporary issues like drug addiction among school kids. However, the overdose of dramatic elements unrelated to a normal school children played a spoilsport to the otherwise good film. The director now has made some serious allegations about a few people who are trying to damage the film by uploading the full movie on online sites. He lamented that his associates have already removed content from over 28 piracy sites.