Naiyaandi Movie Review
Cast: Dhanush, Nazriya Nazim
Direction: A. Sarkunam
Sarkunam’s Naiyaandi is a slapstick family entertainer. No awkward moments that’ll make you regret taking your family along. However, if you are expecting this Dhanush starrer to be a smart, rib-tickling comedy, you may be disappointed. The first half comedy falls flat, but in the second half especially hilarious scenes involving Sriman and Sathyan as Dhanush’s bachelor brothers and Pyramid Natarajan as his father, which is a laugh riot.
The film is loosely based on Rajasenan’s Malayalam comedy Meleparambil Aanveedu (1993) starring Jayaram and Shobana in the lead roles with some minor changes. Chinna Vandu (Dhanush) is the youngest in a family (Pyramid Natarajan) mother and his two elder brothers (Sreeman and Sathyan) bachelors who are desperate to get married.
The first half is all about how Chinna Vandu meets and fall in love with Vana Roja ( Nazriya ) and due to circumstances is forced to run away on her engagement day. She comes to Chinna Vandu’s house as an apprentice in his brass shop, but his two elder brothers want to marry her, while the second half packed with comedy elements but it fails to produce laughs.
The Sriman-Sathyan combo, who play Dhanush’s not-so-handsome unmarried elder brothers, are seriously fun. Nazriya is confident, looks fresh and does her best to make her role convincing.
Rest of the cast is adequate. Ghibran’s music failed to impress. If only director Sargunan had paid some more attention to his script and worked on the comedy scenes, it would made the audiences laugh. On the whole, watch the film for Dhanush performance.