Story, Direction : Vignesh Shivan
Producer : Dhanush
Cast : Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara, Parthiban, Raadhika Sarathkumar, RJ Balaji, Anandaraj, Rajendran
Music : Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematography : George C. Williams
Editing : A. Sreekar Prasad
Production company : Wunderbar Films
Run Time : 139 mins
The curiosity to witness the romantic rowdy tale “Naanum Rowdy Dhaan” is sky high among youngsters after a tremendous talk of town of it’s album released few weeks back. Here is my review about the movie….
‘Pondy’ Pandi, a romantic rowdy falls in love with a deaf girl. When he expresses his love towards her, she has a request for him to kill a don who murdered her father, to accept the love. How Pandi kills the rowdy and what happens to their love follows the rest of the story.
Vijay Sethupathy as romantic rowdy ‘Pondy’ Pandi. He had shed few pounds for the film and looks young and smart. Though he doesn’t have much scope to exhibit his tallent, he does his part well. With his good body language and dialogue delivery, he is sure to entertain you and keep it engaged. We have already seen him in the similar role in Soothu Kavvum and Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara films.
As usual, Nayantara is the Scene stealer, as a deaf girl she outperforms with superb expressions. She is one of the finest actress we have in our kollywood who can deliver what the director exactly needs. Second half didn’t give her much space to perform.
R J Balaji as hero’s friend, his witty one liners are laughable. Parthiban as a terrific villain, he delivers his agmark acting with mostly witty dialogues. Other cast includes Azhagam Perumal, Radhika, Anandaraj and Motta Rajenderan. All did their part well. The one who stands out is Anandaraj. His portions are highly enjoyable.
Anirudh who already stole all the heart with his mesmerizing songs topping the charts and the reason behind creating the hype for this film is the biggest strength of the film. With his wonderful background music and superb songs, he stands out again. First half starts with ‘Thangamey..’ followed by ‘Naanum Rowdy Thaaan..’ and second half starts with ‘Neeyum Naanum..’ and ends with ‘Yennai Maatrum Kadhale..’
Film is technically strong with stunning camera work by George C Williams and editing by Sreekar Prasad. Camera work needs a special mention. All the songs are placed appropriately and choreographed well. Title design and the title origin scenes are innovative.
Written and directed by Vignesh Shivan, his second film after ‘Poda Podi’. Good concept and dialogues, but the screenplay lacks depth. First half was good, but second half spoils the show. Events happening in second half are not interesting. Comedy scenes worked out only in parts. Written well but failed in execution.
Highlights of the film are Title design, Nayantara’s beautiful performance, Anandaraj’s portions, Vijay sethupathy and Nayantara’s chemistry, songs and picturization. A decent one time watch for Nayantara fans.
Naanum Rowdy Dhaan - Tale of a romantic rowdy