Movie : Naandhi Movie Review Rating
Rating : 3/5
Starring : Allari Naresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Priyadarshi
Director : Vijay Kanakamedala
Producer : Satish Vegesna
Music Director : Sri Charan Pakala
Cinematography : Sid
Editor : Chota K Prasad
Actor Allari Naresh, who waiting for a proper hit for the past few years has come up with an intense drama titled, Naandhi. Directed by debutant Vijay Kanakamedala, the hit has the silver screens today. Let’s see how it goes.
A middle class IT employee named Suriya ( Allari Naresh) will be corned in the murder case of a social activist and will be arrested and is sentenced to five years. To prove him innocent, a criminal lawyer named Varalaxmi Sarathkumar joins the scene to bring Suriya out. Later, how Suriya tracks the mysterious story behind his arrest and takes revenge on persons, who are involved in the whole conspiracy? Is being presented with some realistic narration.
All these years, we have been watching Allari Naresh in funny characters but in this film, the true actor in him has been projected neatly.
His acting in the key jail scenes or in the emotional family episodes will impress the audience largely. In one word, Naresh literally carried the film on his shoulders and passes in the distinction.
All the jail related episodes have been showcased with so many authentic proceedings.
After portraying Jayamma in recent hit, Krack, actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar got yet another good character in Naandhi. She did a fine job as the criminal lawyer and all the court scenes involving Varalaxmi and Naresh bring a lot of depth to the proceedings.
Actors such as Praveen, Priyadarshi are okay as hero’s friends. Srikanth Iyengar and Harish Uttaman are decent in the negative shaded roles.
As the key concept section 211 in the law penal code is a completely new thing for the audience, it will be a bit hard to convince with all the revenge scenes showcased in the second half.
If the director and the team have given a brief description regarding section 211 or promoted it wisely from day one, the result would have been even more positive.
Who is aware of Srikanth Iyengar’s acting capabilities will surely except some intense arguments between him and Varalaxmi in the courtroom but all the scenes of Srikanth lacks proper punch.
Being a debutant, director Vijay Kanakamedala did a daring attempt by picking up a sensitive law issue of section 211 for which he should be appreciated outrightly.
Though he did a decent job in presenting the film, he would have worked even more on the second half proceedings for an unanimously reports.
Background score by Sricharan is outstanding and literally makes the audience to involve in the narration.
Cinematography by Sid is superb as he tried to showcase this dark thriller in an impressive manner.
Editing work is good as so is the case with the production values by Satish Vegesna’s production house.
In an overview, set in a decent premise, Naandhi is a dark thriller that has a unique concept which revolves around section 211. Allari Naresh’s performance, the emotional episodes and the hard-hitting drama make Naandhi a one time watch during this weekend.