Ravi's some of his recent movies have been average grossers. In
spite of giving his best to his roles, the actor single-handedly
could not deliver a superhit. So, his latest movie Nimirnthu
Nil (Nimirindhu Nil) has gained importance, as a
commercial hit is very necessary for him at this stage of his
The Santhosh Subramaniam star has teamed up with Samuthirakani for Nimirnthu Nil. The combo, for all good reasons, generates a kind of curiosity in the minds of audience, as both have their different work culture. While the actor is known for his purely commercial actor image, the latter has made off beat content, mainly friendhship theme flicks, with all the necessary commercial ingredients. So, what have they offered? Find it in the review.
Samuthirakani, for a change, has chosen vigilante theme. It is
tried and tested genre which often goes well with audience as it
exposes the angry of a common man towards the corrupt system. In
Nimirnthu Nil too, an ordinary man takes law into his
hands to uproot the corruption. The director has taken inspiration
from the anti-corruption activities of the recent years.
Arvind Swamy played Jayam Ravi was brought up in an ashram run
by Nassar. The atmosphere that he grew thought him high moral
values, disciplines, dignity, devotion etc. But when he comes out
of the place, his belief and learning will be questioned by the
cancerous system. It unsettles him and make him fight against the
immoral cultures of the society.
He decides to taken on corrupt bureaucrats and his friend Soori
and journalist played by Gopinath joins him in his mission to fight
against the corruption. They successfully expose 147 government
officials including a court judge and an MP are also caught taking
bribes. Now, all those corrupted officials team up to take on
Arvind Swamy and his team. What happens next forms the interesting
part of the story.
Analysis – First Half
Nimirnthu Nil keeps you engaged in the first half. The
curiosity part is high here and the interesting narration touches
the pulse of the audience.
Analysis – Second Half
In the second half, Nimirnthu Nil is not up to the
expectations, as the director's script goes out of the main track.
The director tries to bring in many things into the story and it
appears like the vigilante part goes for a toss.
Jayam Ravi is energetic and it is exciting to see him maturing
as an actor. His body language is good and he gets full marks for
his role. But his dual characters in the film is not completely
Amala Paul is just his arm candy and she doesn't have much to do
in the film. Ragini Dwivedi is wasted. Sarath Kumar has performed
well in his guest role, Gopinath does neat job and rest others are
'Kaadhal nergaiyil' and 'Negizhiyinil' songs are our picks. GV
Prakash Kumar's composition is above average. Cinematography by M
Sukumar - M Jeevan is above average.
Overall, Nimirnthu Nil, which could have been an
wonderful affair, turns out to be an average film in the end. Watch
the film if you like vigilante films.