Paathi (The Half), directed by debutant Chandran Narikkod, does not demand a laborious effort to make out its theme, instead, it arrests the attention from the outset with the straightforwardness in the presentation. The conflicts of characters and the Theyyam (a ritual form of worship) milieu show their desperation to get rid of the burdens. It's not the God but Kammaran (Indrans), who eases their pangs.