Every second counts
The recent trends of making villains cool and dangerous has gone to the next level with Anurag Kashyap’s performance and Ajay Gnanamuthu’s story-telling in ‘Imaikka Nodigal’, a film which has Nayanthara as protagonist.
The movie, which treats the audience as intelligents, is a no-nonsense thriller and the story starts from the very first second and goes on till the last second (the film runs for a little less than three hours).
Rich kids are being kidnapped in Bengaluru, but the victims get killed in the hands of a psycho killer even after their parents giving huge ransom. The case goes to the CBI.
The kidnapper-killer is so ruthless and daring that he reveals his identity over phone when top CBI officials are holding a press meet. He is Rudhra (Anurag Kashyap).
The case is being investigated by Anjali Vikramadityan (Nayanthara) and her team. During her journey to trap Rudhra, Anjali also has to face ego clashes from her boss Narayan (Devan).
In the meantime, she has a brother Arjun (Atharvaa) in Chennai and he is in love with Kritika (Raashi Khanna). With Kritika coming to Bengaluru after a fight with Arjun, he follows her to the capital city of Karnataka.
What starts as a professional rivalry between Rudhra and Anjali ends up in personal enmity. What happens next, why is Rudhra so ruthless and who wins in the end form the rest of Imaikka Nodigal
Nayanthara delivers top-notch performance and her character in Imaikka Nodigal is a complete contrast when compared to her recent outing Kolamaavu Kokila. Anurag’s body language conveys most of his motives instilling fear in the audience as well. Atharva is cool and delivers matured performance, while Raashi is beautiful.
R D Rajasekar’s camera angles makes each frame interesting and Bhuvan’s editing is also crisp which is very important for thriller movies. Another highlight is Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi’s music.
Staying true to the genre the thriller elements are intact which keep the audience guessing and the twists and turns are not that predictable as well.
On the flip side, the director could have avoided or trimmed down on a few commercial elements which break the flow of the movie at some places.
Rating: 3 out of 5