Dhanush has changed the title of his debut directorial Power Paandi to Pa Paandi. This is to comply with Tamil Nadu Government’s criteria for tax exemption. Raj Kiran’s character in film is named Paandian Pazhanisami and the title reflects that. Dhanush also plays a cameo in the film as the younger Paandian Pazhanisami
Tamil Nadu Government awards tax exemption to film which promote Tamil culture and language. The film should have a an U certificate, Tamil title and should restrict violence and crude language in the film.
Though these rules seem straightforward many films do not make the cut. Earlier Udhayanidhi had alleged that all his films miss the exemption due to political reasons. Vijay’s Puli, Kamal’s Paapanasam and many others have taken the legal route to get the exemption.