Imaikkaa Nodigal Movie Review

Imaikkaa Nodigal Movie Review

Imaikkaa Nodigal Movie Review

Direction R.Ajay Gnanamuthu
Writer R.Ajay Gnanamuthu
Producer C.J. Jayakumar
Cast Nayanthara
Anurag Kashyap
Raashi Khanna
Music Hiphop Tamizha
Cinematography R.D. Rajasekhar
Editor Bhuvan Srinivasan
Production company Cameo Films India
Running Time 118 mins
Release Date 30th August 2018


The visual promos and almost all the promotional aspects involving Imaikkaa Nodigal had generated an incessant mode of expectations over the movie. The raciness had its peaked momentum at the right levels and let us have a look on how well the film has turned to be. The film is directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu whose previous outing Demonte Colony. The film features Atharvaa Murali, Nayanthara, Anurag Kashyap and Raashi Khanna in lead roles. Hiphop Aadhi has composed music for this film, which has cinematography handled by RD Rajshekhar.

CBI Officer Anjali (Nayanthara) has the situation worsened when a serial killer named Rudra (Anurag Kashyap) breaks loose out committing murders in Bengaluru. What initially looks like a professional case gets personal as Anjali’s brother (Atharvaa Murali) gets into the picture of being squeezed between the game of life and death.

Yes, just as the affirmations were made by the makers, there are thrill moments in the film. Especially, the way Ajay Gnanamuthu unveils the mystery behind RUDRA is exceptionally brilliant. But everything comes late in hand by the second hour. What turns out to be predominantly available on the first hour is the lack of raciness. Moreover, with the basic premise of the story staying close to the suspense and mystery, the episodes of Atharvaa and Raashi Khanna look entirely inappropriate to the situations. But the momentum peaks up with the twist that come through intermission.

Getting on with the performance, it’s none other than Anurag Kashyap stealing the show all the way. He just offers an overpowering spell effortlessly and he is sure to have huge fans out here. Ajay does a brilliant job by getting Magizh Thirumeni for dubbing, which suits the character well. But the characterisation caricatured upon him looks little artificial. Although, it’s a fictional story, the justifications could have been better and finely tuned. On the other hand, the Nayanthara gives a neat spell as a CBI officer, but her 15 minute portions involving Vijay Sethupathi is so much attention grabbing. Atharvaa Murali has improvised a lot over his performance and the way he projects himself with body language and dancing skills are good. Raashi Khanna doesn’t suit well for a Tamil speaking girl role.

The background score by Hiphop Aadhi gets a much scope in few places. The songs and action sequences are very well captured by RD Rajashekhar.

The film’s running length with an approximate duration of 2hrs 50mins looks slightly diminishing the engrossing factors. With some trims and cuts followed by few justifications, the film would have made it to a greater package than what it is now.