Director Priyadarshan is one of the finest filmmakers, while Udhayanidhi Stalin is an actor who is keen to improve his performance in every movie of him. The two have come together for ‘Nimir’
The film, a faithful remake of Malayalam flick ‘Maheshinte Prathikaaram’, has won in retaining the flavour. Sadly, this turns as a negative point too, as we get the feel of watching a Malayalam movie in most scenes.
But still, ‘Nimir’ in enjoyable in parts, with visuals and musical score, besides the performance of Udhayanidhi Stalin, giving value to to the ticket money spent to watch the movie.
An innocent and young photographer National Selvam (Udhayanidhi Stalin), who does not have any big goal in life, lives in a town in Tamil Nadu-Kerala border.
His father Shanmugam (Mahendran) too is a lensman, but with big dreams. Despite his old age, he is keen to capture magical moments in his camera.
When life goes well for Selvam, he faces setback after setback suddenly. While his girlfriend Valli (Parvathy Nair) ditches him after finding a boy from an affluent family, a young girl Malar (Namitha Pramod) tells Selvam that he is not good at his job
Above all, a man (Samuthirakan) beats Selvam in front of everyone in a busy market in the locality. Selvam now takes a vow not to wear slippers in his life till he pays back to the one who assaulted him. Is he able to achieve his mission or not forms the crux of Nimir.
Finally, Udhayanidhi has marked his arrival of a performance-driven actor and congrats to him. Namitha Pramod attracts, while Parvathy is good. The rest of the cast, which includes Mahendran, Samuthirakani, Karunakaran and M S Baskar, are adequate.
As said already, music (songs by Darbuka Siva and Ajaneesh and background score by Ronnie R Raphae) is terrific. Equally good is the cinematography of Ekambaram. On the whole, ‘Nimir’ will be a treat for those who have not watched the original.
Rating: 3 out of 5