12 March 2014 | raj040492
Dream of 125 crore on a Celluloid
I accidentally stepped inside the premiere of "Nimirndhu Nil" (NN) instead of "Thekkidi". But at the end of the day, I didn't regret the decision because NN is worth the money and the whistles.
Aravind Sivasamy (Ravi) is an straightforward-modern-day-Harichandra who sticks to the rules to the last inch. When his actions rub several people on the wrong side, they strike a major blow, literally, which forces Aravind to take a drastic step that alters the face of nation, as we know it, completely.
NN is a typical Shankar movie plot handled by Samuthrakani in his own style. When Ravi goes through a single day experience similar to Ambi (Anniyan) he wages a one-man-stand quoting ancient Tamil quotes and ends up facing the modern day wrath. Therein starts the cat and tiger (not mouse) game that hooks us till the end.
Ravi & Ravi with his big-right-eye and tall-stature has made the most of the responsibility on his shoulder. His naive attitude turned villainous gives the actor lots of scenes to flex his acting muscles. Though the film handles the serious issue of corruption it has its light moments too. Every character has a funny bone inside them that pokes out even in the middle of a very serious scene.
Amala Paul has little to contribute as does Suri. Gopinath is second best to Ravi with his Neeya-Naana Charisma mirrored through his role as a TV Anchor in the movie too. Songs, though only 4, are a let down. Nasser and Sarath Kumar are breezy cameos. 11 member committee of the "147" are good comic reliefs. The biggest tickler was off screen, when the on screen characters chanted "Aravind", few naughties behind me screamed "Kejriwal".
In an attempt to skin out corruption,the screenplay has slightly exaggerated here and there with a few logical slip ups. But, ultimately Aal izz Well.