Naanum Rowdydhaan starring Vijay Sethupathi and Nayantara had ample pre-release buzz, thanks to the popularity of its lead pair. So has the film lived up to all its expectations? Continue reading our movie review to know.
Naanum Rowdydhaan Plot:
Vijay Sethupathi's only ambition is to become a rowdy which
contradicts with his mother's (Raadhika) dream of making him a
He manages to become a self-made ruffian and that's when he
meets Nayantara who comes seeking his help, only to realize that he
is not an actual rowdy but a fake.
When Vijay falls in love with her, he learns that her only aim
is to eradicate Parthiepan. What is the reason behind her rage? Can
Nayantara and Vijay Sethupathi kill a fierce person like
Parthiepan? These questions are answered in the film which forms
the crux of this plot.
Nayantara as a deaf girl has excelled in each and every scene.
Though it is one of the positives of this flick, that is also one
of the negatives as she has completely overpowered Vijay Sethupathi
all the way through.
The actual problem here is Naanum Rowdydhaan gives us
the feeling that its director Vignesh Shivan might've completely
forgotten about the factor called 'on-screen chemistry' between the
Parthiepan is the real strength of this movie in the performance
department. His witty one-liners have worked like a spell as it
makes you laugh genuinely, unlike other comical portions involving
Rajendran and RJ Balaji.
Anandaraj deserves a mention as well as the veteran has
delivered the goods in the limited screen space that he has been
While bad on-screen chemistry (which looks extremely artificial)
between the lead pair spoils the first half, slow screenplay
disfigures the second which is largely saved by Parthiepan
George C Williams' cinematography and Sreekar Prasad's editing
are top notch and are some of the biggest positives of Naanum
Rowdydhaan along with Anirudh's brilliant and apt background
Songs too have been placed well which is refreshing to see in a
Tamil movie. Predominantly, this movie is technically strong.
Vignesh Shivan's directorial skills deserves a special mention, for
the filmmaker has a knack of fabricating an enjoyable film out of
an ordinary story.
Naanum Rowdydhaan has its moments. Though the movie
blows hot and cold throughout, its fun filled climax and pre-climax
portions will make you forget all its blemishes.
Check out the slides below for some of the interesting
stills and information pertaining to the movie:
The Production Company
Naanum Rowdydhaan has been produced by actor Dhanush
under his home banner Wunderbar Films. The movie is distributed by
The movie was largely shot at Puducherry and Chennai over 75
Vijay Sethupathi In Place Of Anirudh?
There were reports claiming that Anirudh was initially roped in
to play the lead role along with Samantha.
Gautham Karthik & Lavanya Tripathi
Initially reports had it that director Gautham Menon would be
producing this flick with Gautham Karthik & Lavanya Tripathi in
the lead roles.
Dhanush Bagged The Project
Later, Dhanush announced that he would be taking up the project
and that he would be producing it under his Wunderbar Films
The First Schedule
The team began shooting in December 2014 in Puducherry. The
shoot went on for 60 days.
RJ Balaji joined the team during the first schedule where they
were shooting at a temple near Villianur, 9 kilometres away from
Vijay Sethupathi's Loss
Vijay Sethupathi had to lose weight for this particular role and
hence followed an extensive diet regime prior to the commencement
of the project.
The film's album has 6 tracks all of which were composed by
Anirudh. Except 'Neeyum Nannum', which was written
byThamarai, all the other songs were penned by Vignesh
Box Office Success?
It is predicted that Naanum Rowdydhaan will perform
better than Vikram's 10 Endrathukulla over the 5 day