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Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe

Source: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 17/5

Saturday 1 November 2014

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Movie Title

Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe

Director

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan

Star Cast

Shabeer, Piaa Bajpai and Sruthi Hariharan

Lakshmi Ramakrishnan?s second directorial venture is an attempt by her to make a film with commercial ingredients. She has succeeded to make it a decent ride to a certain extent, with a topical subject.

The trouble is she has tried to mix three genres together- road movie, esponage thriller and mother-daughter sentiments. However her commercial packaging sticks out like a sore thumb and characterisation is weak.

The director uses a multi-strand narrative, to tell the story under two hours. The film is set against the backdrop of a fuel crisis, with pumps shutting down. Chandru (Shabeer), is a rough and tough guy who has rebelled against his father, the local landlord and a petrol pump owner Subramaniyam (Y Gee Mahendran). He is conned by a MLA and fixer Kaleeswaran (AL Alagappan) to transport 2,000 litres of stolen diesel from Trichy to Karaikal for a terrorist group who have hacked into Kalpakkam power plant!

Meanwhile there are a host of other charcters with their own agenda ? a singer Sita (Viji Chandrasekhar) who was gangraped at a young age and her confused daughter Maya (Pia Bajpai), who wants to know who her father is, Maha (Sruthi) who is on the run with her lower caste lover, and the crude guy (Thambi Ramaiah) and a central minister (Lakshmy Ramakrishnan) who is hand in glove with the bad guys!

The flashbacks are told through songs, lovely music by Madley Blues. The director has tried to wove in the sub plots to the narratives but they make the film drag. The characterisation is half baked and their motives are suspect, with an ending that looks compromised for the feel good factor.

Pia Bajpai does her role neatly, a change from her earlier films. Lakshmy?s intentions are good but her final product is not up to the mark.

Verdict : Average

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