Neruppu Da Movie Review
Written: B. Ashok Kumar
Direction : B. Ashok Kumar
Producer : Vikram Prabhu, Esakki Durai, R. K. Ajaykumar
Cast : Vikram Prabhu, Nikki Galrani, Varun
Music : Sean Roldan
Cinematography : RD Rajasekhar
Editor : Thiyagu
Production company : First Artist, Chandra Arts
Running Time : 128 mins
Director Ashok Kumar’s strong word that his debut film Neruppu Da is based on a real life incident that happened in his life on fire brigades prompted us to keep decent expectations. Then for the initial 10 minutes, we are really engrossed with the premise of the film. But sooner, when it takes a commercial route of our fire brigades shaking legs for a Kuthu song, we are really shocked and disappointed.
Neruppu Da has a real good plot, which if narrated with a perfect screenplay would have really kept us edge-seated throughout
Getting on with a sharp analysis, Neruppu Da has a real good plot, which if narrated with a perfect screenplay would have really kept us edge-seated throughout. But what irks us to the core is that there is a huge confusion in narration, where the portions of Naan Kadavul Rajendran for the namesake comedy became a spoiler. It looks like Ashok Kumar had conceptualized a good script, but the intervention of some external pressures would have made him indulge in such unwanted show offs. Yet another disappointing thing are the dialogues, where we see that the lines are too hackneyed. Everyone keeps asking the protagonist, “Appa! Did you write your exams?” This keeps happening all over again. There are few other ludicrous things like the makers can even host a contest ‘How many times the word ‘Pulianthope Ravi’ does is used?’
Due to an unprivileged writing of narration, it fails terribly.
Hailing from a family background with sound knowledge of cinema, Vikram Prabhu must keep up the prestigious name by picking good films. We don’t mean to say that Neruppu Da is a below average film. It has lots of places, where it could have easily been a bigger show like surprise hits ‘Mouna Guru’, ‘Kuttram 23’, etc. But due to an unprivileged writing of narration, it fails terribly.
Background score by Sean Roldan is commendable. Cinematography is very well done with what can be done to the script.
Overall, Neruppu Da had a big scope to make a bigger spell, but then it fails to hold the attention of audiences. Except last 10 minutes that comes with a twist and few unexpected turns, the connecting dots become a barrier.