Published by: saranya on October 21, 2015
Movie : Naanum Rowdydhaan
Directed by : Vignesh Shivan
Produced by : Dhanush
Written by : Vignesh Shivan
Starring : Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara
Music by : Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematography : George C. Williams
Edited by : Sreekar Prasad
Production company : Wunderbar Films
Distributed by : Lyca Productions
Country : India
Language : Tamil
How do you ennoble this film? Black Comedy or Romantic Comedy? That’s a close call as it indicates a metaphorical labels like what if Sundar C writes screenplay for a Anurag Kashyap film. That’s a panache of what we find here in the Naanum Rowdy Dhaan. Before few years, there was Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminey that turned Bollywood in ultimate craze. It had such a dark theme in the backdrops, but we see it so entertaining with narration laced with humour. Vignesh Shivan has matured a lot with his distinctive narration and the technical brilliance by George C William’s cinematography, Sreekar Prasad’s editing and Anirudh’s songs are more commendable. And bringing for the best of all great attributes, it’s the spellbinding performance by Vijay Sethupathi and Nayantara, especially the latter bestowing the audiences with something beyond their expectations and perceptions.
A funny handsome guy in the backdrops of Pondicherry named Pandi aka Pondy (Vijay Sethupathi) differs in ideas from his mother (Radhika Sarathkumar). He wants to become a Rowdy and prove his prowess towards the town of his origin. His acquaintances that include RJ Balaji offer him the best support and things take a turn when Pandi comes across a beautiful girl Kadambari (Nayantara). It sooner becomes a tale of vengeance, retaliation and more emotions, but guess what? everything iced with heavy ingredients of humour.
A girl possessed or sometimes psychotic! Well, these roles could be considered as the best proficient work for any actress, but what could be a speculative task for them is to perform a hilarious role impeccably. Such is the instance of Nayantara’s characterisation in this film. Definitely, she spells the best emotions when needed and her relentless dialogue delivers instantly evokes laughter.
Perhaps, a long hiatus, where we saw Vijay Sethupathi amusing us vividly with witty lines and hilarious encounters as in Idharkuthane Aasai Pattai Balakumara… He comes into a much commercially fun-filled zone, where his fans are involved in the unlimited laughter-riot. Even the most emotional sequences are delivered at an ease. The ensemble star-cast is yet another huge attraction in this movie. Parthiepan brings up a hilarious spell with his antagonistic characterisation… Mansoor Ali Khan, Radhika Saarthkuamr and RJ Balaji offer hilarious episodes. While everyone’s characterisations are very well portrayed, Vignesh could have given a completion to RJ Balaji as well by the end.
Musical score by Anirudh had garnered immense response much prior to the film’s release and with the beautiful visuals by George C Williams, they get more embellished. Sreekar Prasad is far-famed for ultimate transitions in his editing and in accordance to his cuts, the screenplay looks engrossing with best transitions.
If you’re looking up for anything on the flip side, we would suggest it’s a film that is worth watching, especially for the ones who need jovial and fun-loving film.
Verdict: You can’t stop falling in love with this ‘Romantic Rowdy’.
- Naanum Rowdydhaan