Production- Fine Focus|Red Giant Movies
Director- N. Krishna
Editing- Kishore Te.
Sound Mix- Dolby Digital|Datasat
Original Music by- C. Sathya
Cast- Aari,Shivada Nair,Prashant Narayanan,Salim Kumar & Thambi Ramiah.
Nedunchaalai….I got to watch this flick a week later and I regretted every bit, the reason being it was a great watch recently. Krishna from the Sillunu Oru Kaadhal fame took this Highway of love,betrayal and survival with utmost dedication. The movie starts with a back story which forays in to a flashback. It’s a tale about a famous thief on highway of whom every traveler was terrified. He was called the “Taarpai Murugan” played by the rustic Aari. Krishna have taken great caution in characterization even the smallest of the character was etched well.
Aari as Murugan was outstanding, he was raw and ferocious which complimented the role perfectly. Every bit of his character is admirable, which stays in your mind for long. To match his prowess we have a new comer Shivada Nair, who gave a terrific performance as Manga.The lead pair had a great chemistry which worked well for the story. Then comes Prashant Narayanan the villain of this flick, who was as cunning as a fox and did a great job. Thambi Ramiah was at his usual best.
The movie had a different color, which suited the period well. Cinematography by Rajavel was delectable, and the picture was cut perfectly by Kishore Te. It had great sound mix which complimented the camera work and editing. Music by Sathya was amazing, the background score was haunting, The track “Kadal Thaandi” is my favorite.
Director Krishna did a great job, the screenplay was tight and does not tire you out, the new treatment given to the usual type of narration was a classy touch. It does have few shades of Paruthiveeran but still maintains a style of it’s own. Take this Nedunchaalai you will not regret, It has few bumps but the powerful performances and crisp dialogues makes this ride smoother.
+’s- Good screenplay and direction with powerful performances.