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Nepali is surely a different attempt from the new combination of young Bharath and Director VZ Durai. But the later has failed in using Bharath's hard efforts and thirst for doing different thing in right way. The story travels simultaneously in three different angles. But all about the same old vengeance based story with overdose of violence and blood. In other words, it is the crap version of Manmathan and Gajini.
Here is the story: Karthik ( Bharath) is a software Engineer, who meets Priya (Meera Jasmine) in Ooty. As expected, they fall in love and her family objects them. They simply elope and get married. But soon she is killed by a police officer (Raja Ravindar) when he tries to rape her. Later, the blame falls on Karthik. Soon Karthik kills the officer and goes to jail.
After completing his 6 years sentence, he comes out and turns into a serial killer. He targets men, who harass women at workplace with using different methods of killing. And after each murder, he gives the medical details of how the death happened in a weird voice with graphical work.
Gautham (Prem), the investigating officer tries his level best to nab the killer, though he leaves a note about the time and hints about his next target. The rest of the film explains the plans of police to catch the Killer.
Bharath appears in three different get ups and tries to do the justice to his commitment. Though the actor shows his acting abilities in many scenes, he can't perform wisely or attractively. The actual villain of the movie is the script that lets him down. Particularly, the make-up of a Nepali looks artificial. Meera's romantic scenes with Bharath are really hot. But in few scenes she looks like Bharath's elder sister.
Prem, Govind Namdev and others are adequate. Srikanth Deva's background score is noisy and in few places it remembers the tracks of 7G Rainbow Colony. On a positive side, the climax scene is good and novel. Cinematographer Madhi has set the right tone to bring the mood of the script.
Nepali, a different attempt on an unimpressive plot!
Verdict: Just watch out the film for Bharath's different attempt!
Cast: Bharath, Meera Jasmine, Prem and Govind Namdev
Music: Srikanth Deva
Direction: VZ Durai
Producer: OST Films International