Sillunu Oru Kadhal Movie Director Krishna is back to Tamil Cinema after 8 years with “Nedunchalai” movie. He directed the movie “Yen Ippadi Mayakkinaai” which was fully completed, but couldn’t release due to few issues. Nedunchalai movie trailer was impressive, but it got more publicity when Udhayanidhi Stalin agreed to distribute the movie. . Almost 80% of the movies, which he distributed, were blockbusters. Movies like “Mynaa’’, “Neram” & “Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer”may have gone unnoticed, if he has not distributed those movies. He is too selective and picks up good movies which will be commercially also successful. Expectations for this movie raised up to some extent as he is distributing the movie.
Story: It talks about the lives of the people who are connected with “Highway”. Story of the movie is quite similar to the ones which we have seen in 1980’s. Story of the movies happens from 1960 – 1987. Plot of the movie is quite similar to Malaiyur Mambattiyan, Seevalaperi Pandi, etc
Aari – He has acted in 2 movies – Rettaisuzhi & Maalai_Pozhudhin_Mayakathilaey, which went unnoticed. He has done lots of hardwork for this movie and has lived the role.
Shivada – According to the initial script, heroine role was not Malayalam girl. But, Director liked her eyes a lot and changed the characterization to Malayalee girl and it has come out really well. She has lots of opportunities to perform in debut movie, which is rare in Tamil Cinema for heroine. It doesn’t look like her debut movie, as she has done the role with ease.
Prashanth Narayanan – He has done the Villain role. His body language and voice were imitated like 1980’s Superstar and it has come out really well.
Saleem Kumar – He is National Award Winning Malayalam Actor. He has got good characterization in the movie and has performed superbly.
Thambi Ramaiah , Kumki Ashwin & all the supporting actors have done their roles to perfection.
Music Director Sathya actually made debut through Director Krishna’s “Yen Ippadi Mayakkinnai”, but the movie never got released. His first movie in Tamil Cinema was “Engeyum Eppothum”, which was well received by the audience. Songs in “Ponmaaalai Pozhuthu’’ & “ Ivan Vera Mathiri” too turned out to be Hits. In this movie, he has experimented a lot with songs & BGM. It has come out really well. His composition can be matched to the leading Music Directors in Tamil Cinema
Cinematographer Rajavel – Taking a movie in ‘HIGHWAY’ is very difficult one. That too taking scenes with moving vehicles in the night makes it much more tedious. He has taken up the challenges and given a product, which needs to be hugely appreciated.
Editor Kishore has done wonderful job yet again. Art Director Santhanam needs special mention as it is a period movie and everything looked realistic.
Director Krishna’s first movie was with the hottest couple in the industry in 2006 – Surya & Jothika. They got married 3 days after the release of this movie. Though the movie was not a blockbuster, even now people remember it for the songs & comedy scenes in the movie. Now, he has taken a movie with debutants and has succeeded completely in it. Though the story of the movie is as old as 1980’S movies, the screenplay & execution was too good. First 25 minutes of the movie proves the hardwork of the team. It has taken almost 2 years to complete this movie and they have to wait for a longer time to release the movie. Hardwork of the team is seen in each & every scene. Movie looks little dragging in the second half due to predictable story. There are lots of small twists throughout the movie to engage the audience. Climax of the movie may receive mixed response from the audience.
Overall, Nedunchalai will give the audience, a feel of watching a realistic love story in 1980’s with wonderful Songs, BGM, Cinematography & Acting.
Rating of this movie by Common Man – (3 / 5)
Rating of this movie by bayascope (3.75 / 5)