NGK Movie Review
|Producer||S. R. Prakashbabu|
S. R. Prabhu
Rakul Preet Singh
|Music||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Editor||Praveen K. L.|
|Production company||Dream Warrior Pictures|
|Running Time||148 mins|
|Release Date||31st May 2019|
Selvaraghavan’s trademark style of moviemaking has always been something that we earnestly look up in his movies. Irrespective of what genre the story belongs to, we always have a unique and fresh experience. Precisely, this was the same when we came across the fact that ‘NGK’ starring Suriya, Sai Pallavi and Rakul Preet Singh is all about political drama. Obviously, we are all aware about the contemporary political scenario in Tamil Nadu and we have been consistently witnessing whole lot of movies based on it, which includes RJ Balaji’s LKG. So how different is the political view of Selvaraghavan through the eyes of NGK (a) Nandha Gopala Kumaran?
NGK is a top-notch and proficient graduate of M. Tech, who has given up his big figure salary job for the sake of passion towards organic farming. Although not interested, certain incidents in his life push him into the political world, which takes him towards peak, but with heavy loss in his personal life.
First we need to talk about some of the major plus in the movie. The primary attraction of the film is strong characterization. Each and every role is etched with lots of substantial elements. Suriya’s performance is really outstanding except for the fact that he has his voice screaming. He is stunning in action blocks and while emoting in serious situations. It is very much evident that Sai Pallavi has done an incredible job. She is someone who never tries to go for over make up or costumes, but with simplistic looks, she steals the show with her stellar performance. Rakul Preet Singh is commendable and we are seeing her in such an exceptional role for the first time. The portions involving this trio takes us back to the days of K Balachandar, where he would handle the complicated relationships.
When it comes to the major premise of political backdrops ,we don’t see anything much special. Yes, Selva has tried differentiating from the routine films of this style, where a hero would come to power with larger-than-life efforts, but everything looks realistic here. The first hour proceeds with a very well packaged engagement, but sooner the post-intermission scenes lack that energy. Major portions are all about the political bigwigs attacking Suriya. The climax episode would have been imagined by the makers that it would gain non-stop applause in theatres, but it remains so ordinary. The problem is not with the script, but people are so much overused to this context just as how horror movies no more scare you. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s musical score is slightly disappointing except for the song ‘Anbe’. Even the background score isn’t something that is so much awe-inspiring as in his previous films with Selvaraghavan.
On the other technical aspects, it’s action sequences and cinematography that steal our attention. Having ace actors like Devaraj, Ponvannan and Thalaivasal Vijay, they are wasted. Dialogues are powerful in places, but they come in scarce. The climax act where Suriya speaks about the real reason behind Gandhiji’s ahimsa is awesome and it should have been more with such elements.
Overall, NGK starts on a spellbinding note, but sooner it gets down with the low tempo and looks mediocre by the end.
NGK Movie Review
- Our Rating
Verdict: Engaging first half and Stellar performances that abruptly turns into too-average second half.