In a matter of two weeks, Nayanthara, who is basking in the success of Kolamaavu Kokila, returns with one more interesting movie in the form of Imaikkaa Nodigal. It is a dark thriller, written and directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu of Demonte Colony fame.
The movie marks the debut of Bollywood filmmaker-actor Anurag Kashyap in Kollywood. He enacts the role of the antagonist in the flick in which Atharvaa plays the male lead and Raashi Khanna as his love interest.
Ramesh Thilak, Devan, Uday Mahesh and others are in the cast. Vijay Sethupathi will be seen in a cameo in the film, which has the music of Hiphop Tamizha. Vilambara Idaiveli, Neeyum Naanum Anbe and Rudra's symphony songs have stuck the chords with the viewers.
RD Rajasekhar and Bhuvan Srinivasan have handled cinematography and editing departments, respectively.
Nayanthara plays the role of a CBI officer named Anjali Vikramadityan and Atharavaa as her brother Arjun in the film. Rudra (Anurag Kashyap) is the menacing villain. The cat and mouse game between the good and evil form the crux of the story.
While the movie is releasing in India on Thursday, August 30, it hit the screens a day later. Here, we bring you the live audience's response from the Tamil film:
The shows for the movie have been cancelled across the state due to financial issues. However, the movie is getting positive reviews from the press show.
Kaushik LM: #ImaikkaaNodigal 2nd half - Was intriguing with its twists. Loved the mystery, layers in the lead characters (lion & hyena). Atharvaa also gets his space. And, an emotional #VijaySethupathi flashback cameo. Hatsoff @AjayGnanamuthu & team! @hiphoptamizha @rdrajasekar @theedittable
#ImaikkaaNodigal 2nd half - Was intriguing with its twists. Loved the mystery, layers in the lead characters (lion & hyena). Atharvaa also gets his space. And, an emotional #VijaySethupathi flashback cameo. Hatsoff @AjayGnanamuthu & team! @hiphoptamizha @rdrajasekar @theedittable
#ImaikkaaNodigal - 3.5/5.. Sureshot Hit from this super team..
Surendhar MK: #ImaikkaaNodigal: @hiphoptamizha delivers a riveting background score. His RR accentuates the mood of the film at crucial junctures including the mass interval block sequence. And, everytime Kashyap sets the screen on fire, the scene is elevated by his score. Great stuff!
Looking at her oeuvre in the last few years, it's safe to say #Nayanthara is the only actor in the South who has utilized her star power exceptionally well by finely striking a balance between star vehicles on the one hand and content-driven scripts on the other side. Go GIRL!
#ImaikkaaNodigal is highly enjoyable as a genre film. Yet another feather in the cap of Lady Superstar #Nayanthara, who turns in a stellar performance as Anjali Vikramadityan. She underplayed the role beautifully with her subtle expressions and looks GORG in each and every frame!
Dir @AjayGnanamuthu churns out a solid investigative thriller in #ImaikkaaNodigal. Premise is perfectly built till the interval block & laced seamlessly with the storyline later. The usual twist in a major number of psycho thrillers is carefully avoided, with a much better turn!
Shabby: #Imaikkaanodigal One of the best Strongly content oriented film after #Thanioruvan @AjayGnanamuthu manh you are awesome!! @anuragkashyap72 the best best best gift to #Kollywood
As usual stunner by #Nayanthara and a Perfect fit for @Atharvaamurali (1/2)
@hiphoptamizha #Rudrassymphony will be most of people's ringtone from now on!! The Work Behind Background Scores were Constantly Catching Audience mind!!
A career best after #Thanioruvan
#Imaikkaanodigal Running with the Devil's smile Near You!!
Ramesh Bala: #Imaikkaanodigal [3.25/5] : @hiphoptamizha 's BGM adds the necessary tension required for a thriller..
DOP @rdrajasekar 's work
Dir @AjayGnanamuthu has written a proper thriller with unexpected twists and turns..
Go for it!
#Imaikkaanodigal [3.25/5] : #Nayanthara as CBI officer is very methodical in her performance.. Another impressive outing..
@anuragkashyap72 Vera Level acting.. Menacing.. Should act in more movies..
@Atharvaamurali is sincere..
@RaashiKhanna makes a good debut in Tamil..
#Imaikkaanodigal [3.25/5] : A sold, well-written thriller.. Unpredictable twists and turns..
Riveting and racy.. Romantic portions could have been trimmed..
Aided by Top-notch performances of #Nayanthara and @anuragkashyap72
@hiphoptamizha 's BGM
Rajasekar: #ImaikkaNodigal first half - @anuragkashyap72 steals the show as the menacing psychotic villain. Lady Superstar Nayanthara yet again shines as an intelligent CBI officer Anjali. Their cat and mouse (Lions vs hyena here) is quite interesting.
Barring the soulless romantic sequence between Atharvaa and Raashi, enjoyed watching #ImaikkaaNodigal which is an engaging action thriller. Another quality film from @AjayGnanamuthu. Solid emotional flashback with #VijaySethupathi is a very good idea
#ImaikkaNodigal - Second half is rock solid which is the key for any film and @anuragkashyap72 is just brilliant. The twists & turns are truly unpredictable. Good show @AjayGnanamuthu. Technically top notch, @rdrajasekar and @hiphoptamizha are the other two pillars of strength
Haricharan: #ImaikkaaNodigal is a riveting thriller, despite the underwhelming romance portion. @anuragkashyap72 steals the show as a psychotic killer on the prowl. Effortless performance. #Nayanthara, on the other hand, is undeniably impressive in yet another memorable performance.
Sidhu: #ImaikkaaNodigal Interval: Moving fine so far. Nayan is as good as any 'mass' hero here, but the real show stealer is the menacing @anuragkashyap72. Superb pre-interval sequence!