Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Shoot at sight
Three young women Meera, Famita and Andrea (Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami, Andrea) meet a gang of young men Adhik Ravichandran, Venky and Viswa (Arjun, Aswin, Adhik) at a concert.
They become friends and the boys invite the girls for drinks and dinner. Trusting them, the women go with the men to a resort, where Adhik attempts to molest Meera.
In a bid to safeguard herself and in a fit of rage, Meera attacks Adhik with a bottle and he suffers severe injury on his head. The girls flee from the spot soon.
As Adhik hails from a powerful family, he and his friends decide to take revenge on Meera and her pals. Both file police complaint against each other, but the officials concerned favour Adhik & Co.
Since the girls are being branded as sex workers, enter Bharath Subramaniam (Ajith), an advocate who is out of profession due to depression after a personal loss in his family, to their rescue.
The rest is all about the legal fight between Bharath and Sathyamoorthy (Rangaraj Pandey) who appears for the boys. Is Bharath able to bail the girls out forms the rest of the story.
Nerkonda Paarvai is so far the best film in the career of Ajith, in terms of content. The star in him has taken the backseat and the actor in him has come out in full form. And it is a delight to watch him in court scenes.
The film, directed by H Vinoth and produced by Boney Kapoor, conveys a strong message to the society- Don’t judge girls by their looks and acts. It also triggers a few debates.
Shraddha, Abhirami and Andrea have performed well and the same applies to Arjun, Aswin and Adhik as well. But the surprise package is journalist Rangaraj Pandey, who simply shines in his role.
Background score by Yuvan Shankar Raja adds value, so is cinematography by Nirav Shah. There is a touching cameo by Vidya Balan as Ajith’s wife. Though the film may not be liked by a section of Ajith fans, Nerkonda Paarvai is the need of the hour for Kollywood in particular and society in general.