For the second and third time in a row, Udhayanidhi Stalin pairs up with Nayantara and Santhanam respectively to dish out an outright comedy entertainer. Has it worked this time around? Can Udhayanidhi taste success trying the same formula thrice? Read our Nannbenda review to know.
Udhayanidhi and Santhanam are childhood friends who part ways as kids and meet each other as grown-ups. Why? Because destiny makes sure they come together for the second time.
While Udhayanidhi revives his friendship with Santhanam, he comes across Nayantara and falls in love the moment he sees her. He meets her multiple times at random locations which leads him to believe that she is the one born for him.
Rest of the story revolves around how Udhayanidhi tries to woo his lady love with the help of his close friend. While doing so they get into an unwanted trouble.
Will the hero make the heroine fall for him? Will Udhayanidhi and Santhanam manage to get out of their sticky situation? This is told with generous dose of brainless humour as Nannbenda showcases a jolly ride in vain.
As expected, the stand out performers in this movie are Nayantara and Santhanam. Karunakaran, Sherin and Vinodhini have delivered among the supporting roles.
Udhayanidhi has done justice to his character(much better than his previous roles). The efforts taken by him to try his hand at fighting and dancing(primary elements required to be a Hero) is noticeable.
Thanks to the producer's smart move, Nannbenda is blessed with brilliant technicians. But unfortunately, director Jagadish's writing has fallen flat reflecting the same in screenplay and narration which punishes the audience.
Balasubramaniem's cinematography captures each and every color in detail and is a definite strength to the movie. Not to mention his efforts to portray Nayantara's curvaceous figure in slow motions.
National Award winning editor, Vivek Harshan has made his presence felt with some sharp cuts. Having said that, even his editing suffers under Jagadish's unwanted sequences which unfortunately forms the movie. Background score by Harris Jayaraj is engaging and adds stability to Nannbenda.
It is time Udhayanidhi Stalin gets back to his drawing board as just flaunting attractive heroines with overdose of baseless comedy might not work forever.
Check out some of the best scenes from the movie in the slides below:
The Terrific Trio
In July 2013, Udhayanidhi Stalin revealed that he would produce and appear in a venture titled Nannbenda alongside Santhanam and that the project would be directed by Jagadish, an assistant to director M. Rajesh.
Pairing Up For The Third Time
In January 2012 Nazriya Nazim was first approached to play the lead female role. Kajal Aggarwal was approached next after Nazriya rejected the offer. Nayantara was finally roped in.
The Combination Of Udhayanidhi And Santhanam
As expected, Santhanam has an important role to play in Nannbenda. Udhayanidhi revealed that his character was given more importance as he felt Santhanam overshadowed him in OKOK.
One Of The Best Scene
The first look of the film was released in January 2014, with confirmation that the cinematography would be handled by Balasubramaniem and music composed by Harris Jayaraj, both collaborating with Stalin for his third successive venture as an actor.
Surprise Element In Nannbenda
Tamannaah agreed to appear in a cameo role as herself and shot for an entire day for the film in Chennai in April 2014. Sherin was reported to be playing a crucial role, returning to Tamil films after nearly four years.
Pooja Along With Nayantara
The film's soundtrack album and background score was composed by Harris Jayaraj. The soundtrack album consists of six tracks. Harris is collaborating with Udhayanidhi Stalin for the third time in this project.
Music Rights Bagged By Sony
The music rights were purchased by Sony Music India. The track list of the soundtrack was released by Sony Music on 19th December 2014. A video teaser of the "Nee Sunno New Moono" song was released by Udhayanidhi on his YouTube production page on 21 December 2014.
Audio Launched By Suriya, Arya
The album was released on 23 December 2014. Actors Suriya and Arya attended the audio launch as chief guests. Within a day of its release, the soundtrack topped the iTunes Tamil albums chart.
Udhayanidhi has taken special efforts to shake his legs along with Nayantara in Nannbenda. He has also taken part in a fight sequence.
Will The Lead Pair Continue?
Now that Udhayanidhi and Nayantara have acted in two projects already, it will be interesting to see which heroine Udhayanidhi will rope in after his next flick which features Amy Jackson.