Nenjil Thunivirundhal Movie Review
Written & Direction : Suseenthiran
Cast : Sundeep Kishan, Mehreen Pirzada, Vikranth
Music : D. Imman
Cinematography : Laxman Kumar
Editor : Kasi Viswanathan
Production company : Annai Film Factories
Running Time : 129min
Filmmaker Suseenthiran is pretty much known for an exceptional style of moviemaking, which holds certain prominent features in every flick. In a precise manner, it can be termed as ‘Director’s Cut’. We do find the protagonist leading a peaceful and picture perfect life, but an unexpected twist occurs through his close ones being affected. He sets out to seek revenge, which indeed is indirectly linked to a social issue. We have commonly witnessed such traits in movies like Naan Mahaan Alla, Pandiya Nadu and almost all his movies. In spite of having the same premise, we could find a sense of social realism tagged to his movies like Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer too.
So what is Nenjil Thunivirundhal all about?
Having lost his father’s life due to a careless surgery in a private hospital, Sundeep Kishan leads is now residing with his mother (Tulasi) and younger sister, who is now a doctor. She is in love her brother’s close friend (Vikranth) without the knowledge of her family. On the other end, we find a notorious criminal (Harish Uthaman) involved in contract killing and other conniving acts. He now hatches smart plans to kill Vikranth and Sundeep Kishan’s younger sister. Why does he plan such a gruesome murder upon these two innocent people? It’s a suspense that is narrated with twists and turns that keeps you guessing till the end.
It’s a suspense that is narrated with twists and turns that keeps you guessing till the end.
It happens in most of the Suseenthiran movies, where the first half proceeds with lively moments. We find the heroes involved in shooting breeze with friends, falling in love and the actual premise is introduced by the point of intermission. Things are completely same over here as well. The first half doesn’t have anything gripping and we might wonder what’s actually going on there. But the post-intermission sequences makes up with decent momentum. It travels fast keeping the guesses going on and on.
Vikranth has done a complete justice to his role.
Sundeep Kishan was seen as an angry young man in Maanagaram, but over here has commuted to a different zone. An innocent chap and he express it well with his body language and mannerisms. Vikranth has done a complete justice to his role. Mehreen doesn’t have much to perform and she is hardly seen in the movie. It’s almost like a blink and miss role that she appears not more than 15 minutes. Harish Uthaman has undergone a good changeover and his performance is laudable.
We have to remain patient for the whole first half as the actual story begins only before intermission.
Musical score by D Imman is good in both songs and background score. But the songs don’t find an apt placement into the movie. Cinematography can be appreciated for some scenes are repeatedly shot in a particular location, but it is depicted in different style.
We have to remain patient for the whole first half as the actual story begins only before intermission. The social issue revealed by the end of movie is appreciable, but Suseenthiran could have stressed more into this theme. It would have been nice, if the first half was handled with engaging moments as well.
Nenjil Thunivirundhal Movie Review
Verdict: Middling narration makes it one time watchable.