Pathinettam Padi, the much awaited action drama from Shanker Ramakrishnan released on July 5 and introduced a bunch of new actors and technicians into the industry. Honestly, the newcomers stole the show from the senior artists who did cameo roles in the film and the young boys had performed like seasoned actors. The film which told the tale of rivalry between the students of an elite and a government school had many moments of adrenaline rush for the audience. However, critics found the film over the top and beyond imagination, especially when telling about the story of teenage boys. The film fetched average response from movie buffs and it has grossed 8.65 crores at the Kerala box office after 17 days.