Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (Review)

A beautiful musical comedy film starring the gorgeous Nayanthara. That’s how you’ll refer to this film post the end title. The scenes are fresh, sweet, and entertaining, and Vignesh Shivan’s sense of comic pacing is impeccable.

Nayanthara’s Power-packed Performance

Kadambari (Nayanthara) seeks the help of a second-quality rowdy to take revenge on the first-quality rowdy who killed her parents. Nayanthara, as the hearing-impaired girl with tragic memories, is the soul of the film. Check out Nayanthara’s eyes and facial expressions while ‘Vijay Sethupathi reveals why he hid ‘about her father”. An awesome performance in a beautifully designed scene. The moment ends with the eyes left moist. She simply stares carefully at Vijay Sethupathi as he talks, and it powerfully conveys her pain. Claps to Vignesh Shivan.

Vijay Sethupathi is impressive as usual in another unusual role. This is going to be the path-breaking movie for his box-office run. Vijay Sethupathi, a natural performer among a bunch of dancers and models, deserves to be on top. And there is Parthipan at his best form. He is the villain adding humor. RJ Balaji did well too in a notable role along with Radhika and other supporting artists.

Melodious Tunes and Crisp Cinematography

Anirudh excels in the best genre he is comfortable with for background score – comedy and romance, even though it reminds of his own ‘3’, ‘Kaththi’, ‘Ethirneechal’ etc… Songs are very entertaining along with the film, especially ‘Kannale Kanden’ and ‘Thangamey…’. Editing by Sreekar Prasad and visuals by George C Williams make the film crisp.

There are times in this movie when you’d wonder if you’re watching a Tamil comedy film or a Korean comedy film. The flow is like Kaveri, but there are no loud shouts and creepy, high-volume Santhanam – Vivek’s mind-voices. The comic scenes are simple and not vulgar; emotional scenes convey feelings and are not melodramatic. The breaks from the comedy make the comedic scenes even more impactful. It is likely to become a huge hit because it’s not just a slapstick comedy but a film with a few memorable emotional scenes as well. For example, Nayanthara talking via mobile with Vijay Sethupathi at Parthipan’s spot.

It will attract repeat viewers and is worth your time. This is no Aaranya Kaandam nor Kuruthipunal, but it’s like a good Bhagyaraj comedy film (Vijay Sethupathi scenes, especially the climax scene at Parthipan’s spot and the post-climax scene), like a Chaplin film with the right mix of comedy and tears (Nayanthara episode). Enjoy the fun, feel the emotion, and watch the film again—repeat the same.

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