Story & Direction : Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty
Produced by : Ravi Raja Pinisetty
Cast : Aadhi, Nikki Galrani, Pasupathy, Richa Pallod, Mithun Chakraborty
Music : Prasan Praveen Shyam
Cinematography : Shanmugasundaram
Editing : VJ Sabu Joseph
Production company : Adharsha Chitralaya Pvt Ltd
The suspense thriller Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka starring Aadhi and Nikki Galrani in the lead, is based on a real life incident which happened in Chennai. The movie is written and directed by newcomer Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty, Aadhi’s brother. Rowthiram fame Shanmugasundaram has handled the cinematography.
The film starts off showcasing the friendship between Aadhi and his three friends. Though Aadhi hails from a middle class family, he enjoys a luxurious life with his rich friends. In order to stay together and enjoy life, the four of them decide to not write the final semester exams in college. They plan to celebrate life for the next six months till their supplementary exam dates. During that period, Aadhi meets Nikki Galrani and they gradually fall in love. Life goes smoothly and happily for Aadhi till his friends pull him into an unnecessary issue.
On New Year’s eve, Aadhi’s friends celebrate in a luxurious bar. They get boozed up so much in such a way that they snap a photo of Richa Pallod who is also there to celebrate the New Year with her boyfriend. Richa notices them taking snap of hers and so she and her boyfriend approach them and they have a war of words. That’s when Aadhi enters the scene and the verbal quarrel leads to a fist fight.
I stop the plot over since it might break the big suspense of the film.
How they performed :
The electrifying heroism of Aadhi is highly appreciable. The actor looks stunning in the action sequences and keeps the audiences thrilled. Nikki Galrani’s infectious smile and naughtiness is a major plus in the first half. Aadhi and Nikki share a beautiful chemistry which almost reflects this generation’s love story. The heroine’s extra effort to dub her lines is appreciable. Aadhi’s bonding with the three friends and the timely dialogues between them make their friendship appear very natural on screen.
Veteran actors Nassar, Kitty, Pasupathy and Narain have proved their expertise in this film as well. Despite being a debutant in Kollywood, the veteran Bollywood actor Midhun Chakraborthy has succeeded in impressing the Tamil audiences. His rough and tough look and his aggressive performance is stunning. The film is truly going to be a big break for Richa Pallod who is back in action with a small but serious role. Her powerful and energetic performance is applaudable.
The debutant director Sathya Prabhas (American Film Academy product) has impressed the audiences with his very smart directorial skills. A very strong script with highly thrilling twists and turns; he has succeeded in keeping the audiences thrilled. Cinematographer Shanmugasundaram has enhanced the mood of the film with his amazing visuals. His extra pain to sketch the story board has very much strengthened the film’s output, which is evident on screen. The director and cinematographer have together given thrilling visuals. In addition to this, the background score by Prasan Praveen Shyam has complimented the visuals and enhanced the action sequences.
On the negative side, The film happens to be pretty lengthy due to some songs in between. The action sequences were little over board but still the film’s story keeps you guessing till the end. 150 minutes of duration is a downer definitely for a neatly packed thriller. Family audiences could avoid watching this flick due to the excessive violence and bloodshed.
Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka : Highly thrilling twists and turns