Naandhi Movie Review and Rating


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Unlike the critically-acclaimed ‘Visaranai’, however, this one comes with the features of a commercial potboiler, especially in the second half. While telling a mainstream David vs Goliath tale is not an inferior thing in itself, this film is way too simplistic and, in a shocking way, ironic. There are mainly two walking stretches the highlights his act brilliantly. They are, of course, designed for that purpose, but they work out is what matters.

Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, on the other hand, didn’t shine in terms of acting skill and also isn’t the perfect fit for the role that’s what I feel. Naandhi is a film that will reveal the awesomeness of Naresh as an actor. As an actor, he has given his best for the film. He stole the show with his amazing performance and helped the film reach the next level. The dark theme and the seriousness in narration will keep the audiences engaged.

If Jayamma in Krack was loud, Varalakshmi is classy and emotes through her strong eyes and body language in Naandhi. She as the lawyer has a solid screen presence and her voice is a big strength for the film. Naandhi hits relatively hard upon your sentiments in its portrayal of a man who unjustly loses everything after being targeted for a crime he did not commit. However, it falls quite short of the mark in delivering the thrill and inspiration that are crucial in order to drive its point home.

And how does Surya uses it to nab the criminals forms the story. Subsequently, Naandhi is also one of the best story-oriented films I’ve watched in recent times, and it also ends wheat in health food crossword with a great social message. Surprisingly, supporting actors Praveen and Devi Prasad were also at their career-best, and it tells us what a great script can do to good actors.

The pace is not exactly even, there are many times the film loses its grip. The new director has packaged the serious theme as an accessible watch to the common audiences. Background score would have lifted the mood to many times. On-screen, however, this isn’t the first time that we are witnessing the tremors of police brutality in South Indian cinema.

Vijay Kanakamedala should definitely get the credit for making the movie as engaging as possible. The director has succeeded in narrating the story in a captivating way and will make the audience stick to their chairs. The way he handled the story and executed it is worth appreciating. Production values by Satish Vegesna under SV2 Entertainment are very high. His extraordinary BGM suited really well for the film. Cinematographer Sid’s camera angles are a delight to watch.