IBTimes India Rating: 2
After the long wait, Tamil movie "Nannbenda" starring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nayanthara and Santhanam in the lead has finally hit the screens on 2 April. However the movie did not manage to be a good entertainer as it was touted to be.
The major flaw of the movie lies in its duration as the story does not have calibre to carry on for more than two hours. The more director Jagadhish tried to instil the elements of comedy, romance and songs, the movie looked more feeble and the story line offered more loop-holed.
To begin with, the movie talks about a young naive man Sathyan (Udhayanaidhi Stalin), who hates to do any work and travels every month to Trichy from his home town to meet his friend Sivakozhunthu (Santhanam) so that he can splurge all the money which his friend earns. On one such visit, he meets Ramya (Naynathara) and falls in love with her on the very first sight.
He remembers what an astrologer has told his mother about his marriage that his soulmate would be a girl of his choice whom he will meet thrice on the very first day of their encounter. Like how it was meant to be, he meets Ramya three times on same day by destiny and he concludes that she is his partner for lifetime.
Now coming to the script of the movie, it fails to offer anything that was promised. The romance lacked depth and comedy missed novelty. The predictability of the dialogues and some unwanted sequences added to the blandness of the script. The movie would have looked better if it was trimmed more neatly.
The songs as well as the fight sequence looked out of place. It looked like the director added them and that is what conventional Tamil entertainer's are supposed to have.
When it comes to performance, the saviours of the movie are Santhanam and Nayanthara. Santhanam managed to pull off some soul-less dialogues with his timing and antics that otherwise would have been a disaster.
At the same time, Nayanthara carried the movie with her screen presence and performance. She looked stylish and added to the feel-good aspect if there was any. Karunakaran also managed to do his part decently.
It looked like both Udhayanidhi Stalin and the character he portrayed had nothing much to do with each other. Rest of the character also did not have nothing much to contribute to the movie.
Coming to the technicalities, cinematography by Balasubramaniem looked impressive. Harris Jayaraj also contributed well with his background score.
To conclude, "Nannbenda" is a forgettable movie and is meant for only for those people who badly crave to see Nayanthara onscreen.
Decent crowd for first day first show... Hope the movie meets expectations
Enter hero Sathya (Udayanidhi Stalin), a naive young man, who leads a comfortable life with his parents and someone who doesn't want to work or get a job.
Santhanam's entry receives huge applause from the crowd.
Its love at first sight for Sathya when he meets his heroine Nayanthara. The lead actress gets a dreamy introduction with Harris Jayaraj's music in background.
Nayanthara's character name is Ramya. Sathya meets her for the third time in a day and believes that she is his life partner. The movie gets a cliched start.
Sathya and Ramya are poles apart in character. Unlike the hero, Ramya is responsible and sensible.
Nayanthara looks beautiful and ravishing especially in the song sequences.
Some unfitting sequences spoil the narration and dialogues fail to get the desired effect. Santhanam's comic timing is the only relief in the first half.
While the movie has a bit too many songs, they contribute to the visual feel of the movie.
First half ends.. Not very eventful until now. Hope the second half will gain momentum and will have something worth the time and ticket money.
Nayanathara's character and performance is one of the few things that can be picked as one of the positive points of the movie.
The dialogues lack freshness but Santhanam manages to raise the graph and bring in some comic flavour.
After 2 hours and 30 minutes, the story has not picked pace yet. The movie suffers from a huge lag.
Movie done!'Nannbenda' cannot be called a romantic comedy entertainer as it does not offer any of the elements.
Decent background score, good cinematography and Nayanthara and Santhanam's performances are the only positives.