To give it its due credit, Nadodi Mannan starts off well with the entry of the hero (Dileep) and the humourous proceedings. However, the narrative gets very slow in the second half and the script falters. Songs are not hummable either. In fact, few of the songs seems forced in.
You initially begin to feel that this is another Blockbuster for Dileep; but as the story progresses, you can't help, but change your opinion!
Dileep (Padmanabhan) plays a village youth who supplies men to political parties for processions irrespective of parties. Something happens in his life one day and he picks up his values and decides to clean up the mess around! In the process, Padmanabhan meets a business tycoon with hidden agendas, gets beaten by the cops and ultimately ends up as a mayor of the city. The rest of the story revolves around how Padmanabhan cleans up the city.
Ananya plays the character of Meera, who comes from a humble background and is head over heels in love with the hero (Dileep). Archana Kavi plays Aathira, a member of a former royal family, Mythili stars as Rima, a broadcast journalist. Sayaji Shinde, who makes his debut in Malayalam films plays the villain.
Dileep is as usual brilliant. His comic timing and expressions, specially in the first half is commendable. Ananya, Archana Kavi and Mythili have given an average performance and have nothing noteworthy to offer.
Script by Krishna Poojapura follows the same stereotype. A lack of good script and plot is the biggest drawback of Nadodi Mannan.
Watch Nadodi Mannan only if you love Dileep! Otherwise, it's just an average fare.
Cast: Dileep, Ananya, Mythili and Archana Kavi
Director: Viji Thamby
Producer: VS Subhash
Music Director: Vidyasagar
Lyricst: Sarath Vayalar, Anil Panachooran and Rajiv Alunkal