Naanum Rowdy Dhaan

Naanum Rowdy Dhaan



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Movie Title

Naanum Rowdy Dhaan


Vignesh Shivan

Star Cast

Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara

Vignesh Sivan’s Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (NRD) is a feel-good laugh riot, a perfect movie to hang out with friends. You are guaranteed loads of fun and is sure to come out with a big smile on your face. 

The film’s crackling humour and Vignesh’s terrific dialogues, is its biggest strength. From laugh-out-loud punch-lines to cheeky repartee, NRD, has some of the most inspired writing you’ve seen in recent times. 

'Pondy'Pandi (Vijay Sethupathi) is the son of a local inspector Meena Kumari (Raadhika) and he is trying hard to be a local rowdy, while his mom wants him to join the police force. Kadambari (Nayanthara) is a hearing impaired and her biggest aim in life is to take revenge on Killivallavan (Parthiepan), who had murdered her parents. 

Just like any other Tamil movie, here too Pandi falls in love with Kadambari at first sight. But she has a condition- Pandi has to help her kill Killivallavan! The rest of the film tells us how they go about it with the help of friends. 

Vijay Sethupati is in great form and he is a scream throughout.  He steals the film with a confident, uninhibited performance that is the best thing about  NRD. The lead pair share a comfortable chemistry that make this film an easy watch. The supporting cast of Parthipan, Raadhika, RJ Balaji, Azhagamperumal, Anand Raj and Mansoor Ali Khan all shine in small yet significant roles.

Nayanthara’s  Kadambarai is a well-etched out role, the actress is effortlessly charming and she does full justice. She infuses the part with the right portions of vulnerability, restraint, and quiet strength, delivering a performance that is nothing short of perfect. They way she pauses and listens to every single dialogue shows her understanding about the character while the dubbing in her own voice add more feel to the film. 

The eye candy visuals of George C Willaims and Sreekar Prasad’s editing has enhanced the film. However the major plus for NRD is Anirudh’s songs and outstanding BGM.  
Overall, NRD is a well made comedy entertainer, and all credit goes to Vignesh Shivan who delivers one the year’s most pleasing films. Fun, but with warmth at its heart. Don’t miss it.

Verdict: Good

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