A lot was riding on ‘NGK’, for it had brought together Suriya and Selvaraghavan. While the former is one of the hardworking actors, the latter is among the talented directors of Tamil cinema.
After being in the making for long and facing delays, the final product has hit the screens and let us check out how it is and whether the wait is worth or not.
Nandha Gopalan Kumaran (Suriya) is an M Tech graduate in Srivilliputhur. He is more interested towards social work and involves himself in it with his group of friends. And his wife Mythili (Sai Pallavi) supports him in all his acts.
He also takes up organic farming. As he desires to do good to the people and the country, he understands that it is not possible without he entering politics.
Hence, he becomes friend of local MLA (Ilavarasu) and soon climbs the political ladder. He also meets the party’s leader (Ponvannan) and also gets in touch with Vanathi (Rakul), a political strategist roped in by the party.
Unable to stomach the growing clout of NGK, the Chief Minister (DevaraJ) hatches a plan to finish him off. As election nears, it is now a high pitched battle between NGK and those in power.
Suriya is in superb form and he shines in each and every frame. Sai Pallavi, the power-house performer gets enough opportunity to cater to her acting appetite. Rakul Preet Singh serves the purpose, while Ponvannan, Ilavarasu and Devaraj do justice.
It’s Yuvan Shankar Raja who is the hero behind the screen, while cinematography Sivakumar Vijayan is terrific. We can’t avoid getting the feel that Praveen K L’s editing could have been better.
Though the idea is good, Selvaraghavan has somehow failed in the execution part. He has apparently got himself confused, provided the mass image of Suriya. Also, at places, the films remind one of movies like ‘LKG’, ‘Saguni’, ‘Thaana Serndha Koottam’ and Selvaraghavan’s own ‘Pudupettai’.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5