Nimir Movie Review
Nimir Movie Review

Nimir Movie Review

ProducerSanthosh T. Kuruvilla
CastUdhayanidhi Stalin
Namitha Pramod
Parvatii Nair
Darbuka Siva
B. Ajaneesh Loknath
Background score:
Ronnie Raphael
CinematographyN. K. Ekambaram
EditorM. S. Ayyappan Nair
Production companyMoonshot Entertainment
Running Time
130 mins


Udhayanidhi Stalin-Namitha Pramod starrer Nimir is a remake of National award winning Malayalam movie ‘Maheshinte Prathikaram’. The original version featured Fahadh Faasil in lead role and Udhayanidhi Stalin has reprised his role out here in ‘Nimir’, directed by Priyadarshan.

Set against the backdrops of Thenkasi, the land that owns the serenity of pure air, Selvam (Udhayanidhi Stalin) is seen as an average photographer. His father (Mahendran) is only member in the family, but he has his support from his uncle (MS Bhaskar). His childhood sweetheart Valli (Parvathi) dumps him for a better life. Adding furthermore complications to his life is when this good-hearted man gets thrashed by a ruffian (Samuthirakani) for no reason. Now the innocent protagonist vows not to wear the slipper until he seeks revenge for this humiliation.

When a Malayalam movie comes to Tamil remake are the issues involving nativity

Priyadarshan has been one of the finest filmmaker, who makes sure that his movies never turn out to be unjust for the respective ‘Genre’. Nimir is a ‘Drama’ that has the placements of humour to the slightest degree here and there. But what happen when a Malayalam movie comes to Tamil remake are the issues involving nativity. Of course, Nimir tries to keeps it best in places, but when it comes to the perception of ordinary single screen audiences, they might feel the momentum to be too sluggish. The earnest appreciation should be rendered upon cinematographer Ekambaram, who just commutes us straight into the heavenly lands of Thenkasi. Every frame is beautifully painted with naturalistic approach.

Nimir Movie Review
Nimir Movie Review

The selection of star-cast happens to be quite moderate as some of the actors aren’t properly used. Say for instances, Samuthirakani is completely wasted with his miniscule appearance. Maybe, the poster value can bring in some crowd, but his role might disappoint his fans. Udhayanidhi Stalin has improvised a lot with his emoting skills. His mannerisms and body language utters more meaning than his dialogue deliveries. Namitha Pramod steals the show with her lively natured performance. Parvathi Nair doesn’t get much to perform here. Priyadarshan adding an extended ending to her role by end for humorous sake is appreciable. Mahendran doesn’t get to perform more. But with what is offered to him, he delivers an iconic performance. MS Bhaskar is outstanding with his performance. Karunakaran keeps his best and the scene where he interacts with MS Bhaskar, he does a great job.

The entire film banks on the final combat between two people, which could have been choreographed with more power-packed moments

On the flip side, few scenes could have been modified in accordance to the regional adaption. The entire film banks on the final combat between two people, which could have been choreographed with more power-packed moments. But keeping it too simple makes the movie’s theme lose its substantiality.

Background score by Ronnie Raphael is much appreciable for its enhances the emotions in many places. The songs by Ajaneesh and Darbuka Siva are good, but not completely engaging.

Overall, Nimir travels at its momentum that might look slow paced and the emotional depth could have been intensified. But as far as concerned with performances of Udhayanidhi Stalin, Namitha Pramod and MS Bhaskar, they are appreciable.

Nimir Movie Review
  • Our Rating


Verdict: Slow paced drama that could have been more intense

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