Nimir Movie Review
Movie Name : Nimir
Music : Darbuka Siva & Ajaneesh Loknath.
Direction : Priyadarshan
Release Date : January 26, 2018
Running Time : 124 Minutes
Priyadarshan’s Nimir is undoubtedly Udhayanidhi Stalin’s best work after Manithan. Incidentally, both these films are remakes and are no match for the original. As much as Udhay makes these films his own, chipping in the kind of performance that’s very unlike him, one can’t help feeling let down because of the lack of overall impact.
Nimir is the remake of Fahadh Faasil’s Maheshinte Prathikaaram. Except for teasing with stunning visuals, thanks to cinematographer NK Ekambaram, it fails to recreate the magic created by the original.
It revolves around the life of a photographer called National Selvam, played by Udhay. He is beaten up in a market in his town and swears revenge. He also announces he will not wear his slippers till he avenges the beating. The incident sets in motion a chain of events through which we see various sides of Selvam. He’s vulnerable and naïve, but at the same time stubborn and kind. He lives with his father and the bond they share is heartwarming. There are hardly any dialogues between them but still they exchange so much.
Udhayanidhi Stalin is decent in the titular role but he struggles to achieve what Fahadh effortlessly earned through this role. Namitha Pramod in her Tamil debut is a revelation. She’s a delight to watch on screen and does full justice to her character. Parvathy Nair, as usual, gets to do very little in a needless role. Music by Darbuka Siva and Ajaneesh Loknath deserve special praise for the songs and score, especially the portion that leads to the climax action scene.
Nimir Movie Review – Worth a Watch