Oru Naal Koothu is a light-hearted entertainer that talks about the dilemma that springs up when it comes to marriage. What works in favour of the movie is that it targets contemporary youngsters.
One of the biggest strengths of this movie is its lead actors and their performances. While Dinesh and Mia George put up believable acts, Nivetha Pethuraj, who was recently crowned Miss India-UAE, makes a decent debut, which might earn her few more projects.
Riythvika consolidates her Madras act by coming up with yet another commendable performance. Karunakaran too, is impressive in the limited screen space.
Overall View: Oru Naal Koothu is a refreshing take on contemporary marriage, which most of us will relate to.
Dinesh as Rajkumar fits the bill of a brooding IT worker trying to balance his love life and family responsibilities. He gets some cutely written love scenes with newcomer Nivedha that he manages without a fuss.
Mia George and Riythvika are the two pillars who carry the movie and this is their best work till date. Mia’s eyes brilliantly express the sadness of a girl who watches helplessly as her father bungles one marriage alliance after another and finally, when Abhinav gives her hope of a possible life together she conveys that too with just a sparkle in her eyes.
Verdict: Go for it and enjoy a fun filled film, that has an engaging screenplay and conveys its message convincingly.
Over the years, we have seen a lot of films talking about weddings and the difficulties faced in this process of the social event. Oru Naal Koothu is a film that talks about the hardships faced by people, especially by the brides or brides to be, before a wedding. Because in India, it has mostly been the women folk who get directly affected in case of a failed wedding or even a delay in wedlock.
Oru Naal Koothu revolves around 3 women who want to get hitched, but they are not able to for their own reasons. While few people have the luxury to select a perfect bride/groom, for many it does not happen.
Verdict: ONK is a decent take on marriage alliances, but lacks an engaging screenplay.
The story dwels into the system of arranged marriages and the pressure that goes with it which has been portrayed with realism and élan. Perhaps Oru Naal Koothu should have been titled as Iraivi because here the major portions of the film revolves around women.
What really works in the favor of the film are the excellent performances fro the lead cast especially the three female leads who are absolutely flawless. Mia George is apt as the coy girl-next-door girl. Rithvika is in top form as the bold and confident RJ.
Overall, the brisk pace, fine performances of lead actresses and intelligent narration makes Oru Naal Koothu definitely worth a watch.