Nibunan review: A Watchable whodunit thriller

Arjun looks stylish and delivers a subtle performance

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By: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Thursday 27 July 2017

Movie Title

Nibunan review: A Watchable whodunit thriller


Arun Vaidyanathan

Star Cast

Arjun, Prasanna, Varalaskhmi, Sruthi Hariharan

Action King Arjun’s 150th film ‘Nibunan’ is a whodunit thriller, which is a fresh genre for the actor, who is mainly known for playing larger than life mass hero in action films.

Investigative officer Ranjith Kalidoss (Arjun) and his team consisting of Joseph (Prasanna) and Vandana (Varalakshmi) get a strange packet to their office. After bomb squad’s intervention, they find that the box has a doll covered by a blood stained shirt and an animal masked face.

Ranjith and team first think that the doll is just a prank from someone but when they enter into a crime scene of the murder of a political leader, they begin to realize that doll was a hint. After the political leader, two more people- a doctor and a lawyer lose their lives in the same fashion and connecting the dots, Ranjith says that he is the fourth target for the serial killer. Who is the psycho killer? What’s his motivation? Watch Nibunan on the big screen to know more.

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One major positive aspect of Nibunan is the characterization of Arjun, as the director has nicely explored the family and friendship side of the cop. Scenes with Sruti Hariharan are a bit overboard but the Parkinson’s disease angle is an interesting idea. However, Arun could’ve worked better in scenes where Arjun and subordinates solve the murder mystery, as things look easy and convenient for them.

Arjun looks stylish and delivered a subtle performance comparing to his previous films. After Nibunan, Sruthi Hariharan might get a lot of offers for the homely upper middle-class wife characters in Tamil. The rest of the actors including  Prasanna  (looks fit) and Varalakshmi have done a decent job. Wonder why Vaibhav was  apart of the film?

Arvind Krishna’s cinematography is a big plus for Nibunan whereas music by Navin could’ve been better, especially the background score. Overall, Nibunan is a watchable whodunit thriller with elements to satisfy its target audiences.

Nibunan review: Verdict: Watchable whodunit thriller

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