Nimirndhu Nil – Samuthirakani is one of the most respected directors in Tamil Cinema. He has taken only 4 movies in Tamil. His first movie “Unnai Charanadaindhen” (2003) was well received by the Critics, but didn’t succeed at the box office. His second movie along with Vijayakanth “Neranja Manasu” bombed at the box office. As he couldn’t succeed as a Director, he worked as ‘’Associate Director’’ for Ameer for “Paruthi Veeran” and started directing TV Serials. He came back to Tamil Cinema as an Actor with “Subramaniapuram’’ and rocked with his performance in the movie. He came back strongly as a Director with “Nadodigal’, which was one of the best movies in Tamil Cinema. Then he did remake of this movie in Telugu.
He took Poraali in Tamil and did remake of this movie in Telugu & Kannada. Since, he is used to remake his movies in other languages; he couldn’t direct many movies in Tamil. Now, he is back with “Nimirndu Nil”. He also has remake this movie in Telugu with ‘’Nani’’ simultaneously. He was too confident that this script will succeed at the box office and that’s the reason behind taking both the versions simultaneously.
Jayam Ravi started his career with two of his best movies. But, his last 2 movies were disaster (Engeyum Kadhal & Aadhi Bhagavan). There is no doubt that Jayam Ravi gave more than 100% for his character in ‘’Aadhi Bhagavan”. Let us see whether Jayam Ravi + Samuthirakani manages to give a much needed HIT for Tamil Cinema in this review.
Story: It is yet another movie in which Common Man Fights against the corrupted Government officials. Samuthirakani has slapped the corrupted Government officials boldly in this movie. Screenplay of the movie reminds Shankar’s movies and Ramana.
Jayam Ravi – This is one of the best movies in career. He has given his bet yet again. He has done dual roles in the movie. He has done both roles to perfection. But, characterization of his second role was bad and it plays the spoilsport for this movie.
Amala Paul – She has to select some good village oriented movies like Mynaa yet again. She does the role of a modern girl with 3 – 4 scenes and 2 duet songs asusual.
Neeya Naana Gopi – His voice plays the crucial role in the first half. He has been properly utilized in Tamil movie for the first time
Soori – His characterization in the movie was too good and his dialogue receives huge applause from the audience.
Music by G.V. Prakash – Almost all the songs was average. 3 Songs in the second half really hampers the movie to huge extent. His BGM was good in most of the scenes and too loud in few scenes.
Cinematography by M. Sukumar & M. Jeevan was quite good.
Editing by A.L. Ramesh was excellent in the first half. 3 Songs & 2 fights scenes in the second half completely destroy the pace of the movie and tests the patience of the audience.
Director Samuthirakani has to be hugely appreciated for taking a movie with wonderful social message and giving it with commercial ingredients in the first half. But, in the second half, he has given overdose of commercial ingredients, which we have been seeing for the last 10 years
Overall, Nimirndu Nil has excellent dialogues, engaging screenplay & wonderful plot in the first half. Second half – Audience may not even believe if it said to be directed by Samuthirakani’s last assistant director.
Nimirndhu Nil Movie Review by Common Man:
First half – 3.5 / 5 & Second Half – 1.5 / 5