Naiyaandi Star Cast: Dhanush, Nazriya, Soori, Saranya Ponvannan, Sreeman, Sathyan also Satish
Director: A. Sarkunam
When two Political Award winning artists, Dhanush and Sarkunam, are associated with a intention expectations are bound to be high. But if you watch ‘Naiyaandi’ with such high expectations you’re likely to indiging disappointed.
It is one of those films that uppermost actors claim they demand to do to impress their mass following every now and then. Alas, after two back-to-back telling performances in ‘Raanjhanaa’ and ‘Mariyan’, Dhanush makes a fool of himself in this cliched romantic entertainer.
In this rural ardent tale, Dhanush plays Chinna Vandu, who falls head over heels for Vana Roja (Nazriya) when she comes to visit her grandmother. Initially, he faces a lot of hiccups in his romance but eventually Roja falls for him too. However, Vandu has too many problems to handle before he cup dream of bread with her happily ever after. He needs to take care of his elder brothers who abhor love and a goon who yearns for Roja.
A top-notch portion concerning the first half banks on comedy which is not exceptionally rib-tickling but still manages to hold you in your seats. In the second half, the audience is not spared the tradition melodrama, a predictable crown and a happy ending.
Dhanush has his epic moments, especially about the end where he locks horns with the villain and his sidekicks. Just during you thought we finally have an actor who wouldn’t mind shedding his hero avatar, Dhanush proves us wrong with this outing. Even though he plays his role effortlessly, we question the potential of this powerhouse performer who can definitely give us something far better than ‘Naiyaandi’.
The celluloid hardly has any scope for a embellish as it follows the proceedings of a common rural potboiler with comical and action laced together just to hold the audiences bent for the most part of the running time.
Nazriya is a promising actress nevertheless sadly she tout de suite again gets limited to portraying a glamorous love doll. She gets to showcase her comic collateral to an extent but the film mostly rests on Dhanush also others. Sreeman besides Sathyan manage to keep us partly entertained with their acts of buffoonery, which by the way, isn’t funny.
Technically, ‘Naiyaandi’ isn’t bad, thanks to the visual appeal brought to perfection by cinematographer Velraj. Be it the night shots across a paddy field or the picturesque locales in Switzerland – he gives us a visually good film.
Naiyaandi is a gaffe whole talented entertainer commits in his career. This one belongs to Dhanush, who has majorly disappointed one and all.
Buzz Rating: 1.5/5