Verdict: Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara shine in this rom-com!

Romantic comedies are always popular with Tamil cinema-goers. They are cute, delightful and make you fall in love with the characters. Director Vignesh Shivan‘s Naanum Rowdy Dhaan is the latest romantic comedy to hit K-town. And from the trailer of the film, one would’ve guessed the plot of the story. Kadambari (Nayanthara) falls in love with Pandi (Vijay Sethupathi), but has one condition – that he kill Killivalavan (R. Parthiepan), the man who destroyed her family. Pretty predictable, right? Well, here’s where the director strikes gold! Loaded with hilarious sequences and interesting twists, he presents the film in a compelling manner. So much so that it will make you root for the lead character, even when you know he’s failing.

One of the highlights of Naanum Rowdy Dhaan is the adorable chemistry between Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara. His effortless comic timing and her vulnerability make for a fantastic combination. And the way the director develops their love story is what will warm your heart. 

The film’s opening scene introduces us to the concept that a ‘rowdy‘ is always mightier than a police inspector. And this is where you realize that the film has the potential to offer something new. The funny one-liners and the perfectly timed jokes add to the well-written narrative of the film. The emotional sequences do make an impact, but when these are followed by jokes or an intimate scene, their intensity is lost. The film’s strength lies in the clever yet hilarious climax sequence. Killi (Parthiepan) is introduced as a vicious villain right in the beginning, but the way his character changes in the climax makes the film more impactful. 

Nayanthara’s performance as a person with a hearing impairment is truly commendable. She looks charming and does her job gracefully. Vijay Sethupathi plays his role effortlessly, as well. And it can easily be said that comedy and action are his forte! Anandaraj‘s performance is another highlight of this film. But the actor who makes an unforgettable impression is Parthiepan. With his commanding screen presence and smart punch lines, he steals the show!

Why You Should Watch This Movie:  

With Anirudh Ravichander‘s youthful tunes, some great visuals and a breezy story, this film is sure to appeal to all film lovers. This one is a sure-shot entertainer!