Naanum Rowdydhaan Tamil Movie Review
Rowdy (in his) element
The only aim of ‘Pondy’ Pandi (Vijay Sethupathi), son of a police inspector Meena Kumari (Raadhika Sarath Kumar) is to become a big rowdy. In contrast, his mother wants him to join the police force.
In the meantime, Pandi comes across Kadambari (Nayanthara), a hearing impaired girl and falls for her. But Kadambari comes with a condition, that Pandi has to help her in her mission to kill Killivalavan (Parthiepan).
As Killivalavan had murdered the parents of Kadambari, she wants to bump him off at any cost. The rest is about how Pandi and Kadambari try to achieve their mission with the help of their friends.
Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, directed by Vignesh Sivan, is a black comedy loaded with funny scenes and the laugh riot starts right from the names of the characters. Luckily, it goes up till the end.
You can not get names like ‘Pondy’ Pandi, Kadambari (for a hearing impaired girl), Rahul (for an old man), Killivalavan (for someone who kills and needs to be killed) and Kamatchi (for a white girl), unless the writer (the director himself in NRD) is so particular about quirkiness in almost everything.
Besides getting it write (right) on the paper, Vignesh Sivan has beautifully excecuted it on the screen, and there lies the success of ‘Naanum Rowdy Dhaan’. Of course, he is ably supported by the cast and the crew.
Talking about performance, Vijay Sethupathi is a winner all the way. Oozing confidence, he tickles our funny bone whenever he appears. Nayanthara gets a real meaty role and she delivers goods. Naan Kadavul Rajendran, RJ Balaji, Raadhika, Parthiepan and others are good.
Music by Anirudh is as enthusiastic as the script and the performance, while the cameraman has captured the cool visuals of Pondicherry in a charming manner. Editing makes NRD a crispy entertainer.
All said and done, NRD has its flaws too, like some familiar twists and the very knot itself. But it is a fun-filled entertainer which is sure to stay in the box-office to leave its impact.
Director: Vignesh Shivan
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara, Parthiban, Raadhika Sarathkumar
Pro: Riaz K Ahmed