Jyothika is at her best while portraying the role of Naachiyar, a strict and tough police officer, who is assigned with a case. She is simply brilliant in the cop avatar and comes up with a riveting performance, filled with confidence.
Naachiyaar has a different approach by Bala and the film-maker does hit the right chords by delivering an intriguing movie.
To be fair, the acting is consistently top-notch across the board. Newcomer Ivana, with and a pretty fresh face and large expressive eyes makes a wholly believable Arasi. Jyothika escapes the monotonous roles that she was playing in her last two films and as ACP Naachiyaar, a no-nonsense police officer, she shines.
On the whole, Naachiyaar is a film that starts off slowly but draws you into its drama. At a crisp 100 minutes, it’s a perfectly satisfying watch that deserves your time.
Bala's idea to keep this film at just 100 minutes, proves to be an excellent decision as anything more than what we saw could have seemed unnecessary. Though one might feel that the inclusion of a song in the first half could have been avoided, the sequences that follow, make up for it.
Nachaiyaar is a well made investigative thriller in a non-Bala style.