Naangellam Edagoodam Movie Review

The hero (Manoj Devadas) is a big fan of boxing, right from his childhood. After he loses his parents at a very young age, he is taken under the wings by the local boxer George Vijay and Manoj grows up learning boxing from his mentor. Rajesh is the local baddie who is totally into betting and makes a lot of money from winning bets. George Vijay has also taken a loan from Rajesh and when a boxing competition is being held in the area, Rajesh asks George to send his least talented student to fight against his own guy, as he has a lot of money bet on the match. Unfortunately, the unfancied Manoj wins the match and Rajesh loses a lot of money. Rajesh gets angry with George and asks him to compensate his loss by arranging for another match with a lot of conditions riding on it. What happens next, forms the rest of Naangellaam Edaakoodam.

Director Vijayakumar seems to have been inspired by the prevalence of interest in boxing among the youth of North Chennai. The story could have been made far more interesting and also the disconnect in the screenplay keeps the viewers a little disoriented. The boxing sequences have been well done. Heroine Veena Nair has a meaty role and has shined very well in it. George Vijay has done a good job too. Rajesh who plays the villain, has given a very impressive performance. Charles Melwin’s music is good, especially the BGM. Saravanan Pillai’s cinematography needs a special mention.

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