Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Movie Review


Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Movie Review

Naanum Rowdy Dhaan”, produced by Dhanush under his Wunderbar Studios, written and directed by Vignesh Shivan must be the obvious choice for Tamil cinema audience this weekend. The brand of humour that Vignesh Shivan has created with Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead, is so winsome, that you simply cannot take your eyes off of them. I keep typing Nayanthara’s name first simply because she is the show stealer here. 

Vignesh Shivan probably believes that the first impression is the best impression, and the way the title card has been presented is enough proof. The little boy converting the word ‘police’ to ‘rowdy’ after listening to “Motta” Rajendiran’s story brings the roof down and the title props up at the right time. We’ve all been wanting to see Vijay Sethupathi in this kind of a role for a long time now and he doesn’t disappoint us one bit.(also read :NAYANTARA UNIQUE DUBBING PROCESS )

Right from the first scene where he calls his mom “mee”, short for mummy, we all know how he is going to be carrying the rest of the film forward. There are a lot of scenes where he effortlessly totes his role of looking both innocent and conniving at the same time. His scenes with Nayanthara are a treat to watch, and their on-screen chemistry is perfectly natural. 

Nayanthara, playing the role of Kadhambari, a hearing impaired girl seeking vengeance against the don who killed her mother will make you root for her. Her acting is irreproachable. The fact that she herself dubbed for her role is another added advantage. The way she pays attention to people’s mouth when they are speaking and responds, slowly, pausing between each word, her costume, her hair, everything about Nayanthara is ravishing. Her’s must be the most thought out character sketch in this movie. 

RJ Balaji spoke in a recent interview, saying, he has corrected all the mistakes from his previous films and implemented it here. He sure has done that, and more. Here he doesn’t simply use his trademark fast-gibberish-talk talent and walk away. He is there to talk some sense into the hero, he is there to help him, he accompanies the hero and his girlfriend for an entire song and he is also there to bring the roof down along with the hero. There are several scenes where his one-liners will make your stomach ache of laughter. Most of the times, it takes a few seconds for the entire audience to comprehend his dialogues and when they do, they burst out laughing. He has a long way to go from here, and with the way things are going, he sure will. 

Parthiban, Anandaraj and Mansoor Ali Khan have performed excellently, and without them, most of the comedy scenes would have fallen flat. Radhika Sarathkumar impresses with her role as a police officer and mother of Pandi (Vijay Sethupathi). 

Anirudh’s music has been the buzz around the city for the past few weeks and ever since the trailer released, the expectations grew sky high, with many people flocking the theatres just to witness Anirudh’s magic on the big screen. Surprisingly, they were treated to more than just that, credits to George C.Williams’ cinematography. He has painted a genial picture and every frame looks better than the previous. 

The entire story was revealed in the trailer, which was a bit of a downer. Kadhambari(Nayanthara) loses her mother at a young age because her father, a police officer, messed with the wrong person, Kilivalavan(Parthiban). Years later, on the eve of his retirement, he sets out to kill Kilivalan and misses for the second time. Wonder what kind of police training he underwent. Kadhambari goes in search of her father and meets ‘Pondi’ Pandi (Vijay Sethupathi) who falls for her at first sight. Being a rowdy himself (pun intended), he promsies to help her exact revenge on the person responsible for her mother’s death and also find her father. The rest of this black comedy shows if he succeeds or not.

If you think you can guess what happens, you are absolutely right. The “how” part is the reason why you should go and watch it in the theatres. Ignoring few obvious logical errors, NRD is for the most part an enjoyable comedy thriller.

The South Indian Film Industry is no short of movies; hence one can find loads of film hitting the theatres every Friday. Unlike any other Friday, this week as well, we have one Tamil movie called Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, which means I am also a Rowdy. It is a action comedy movie, which is directed and written by Vignesh Shivan. It has Vijay Sethupathi and Nayantara in the lead roles, while it is produced by the actor Dhanush under the banner called Wunderbar Films. The music comes from Anirudh Ravichander. Interestingly, the film was made in 75 days (2.5 months) mostly has the locations from Chennai and Pondicherry. Let’s head for its review and check what Naanum Rowdy Dhaan is all about!

credit : desimartini


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