Nadodigal is a realistic, fun filled film based on friendship and executed in an entertaining manner. It is something different from the usual narrative for it keeps the viewers rooted to their seats with the same zeal for the entire 2 hours and 45 minutes.
There are three close friends living in Rajapalayam, who virtually even eat from the same plate- Karunakaran (Sasikumar), a B.A gold medalist looking desperately for a government job which is considered prestigious by his uncle, whose daughter Nallamma ( Ananya) is madly in love with him.
Pandi (Bharani) is a funny guy who dreams of flying abroad and is waiting for his passport. Chandran (Vijay), the son of an ex-serviceman, is planning to set up a computer center with a Bank loan and is in love with Pavithra (Abhinaya), Karuna"s sister.
At a stage, Saravanan, the only son of an ex-MP Sangvi, enters their lives. He is in love with his mother's enemy Palanivel Raman's (Jaiprakash) only daughter Parabha. Palanivel Raman is a don cum industrialist in Namakkal area. But both Sangvi and Palanivel Raman strongly oppose the love relation. After Saravanan tries to commit suicide, the three friends come to his rescue.
All the three friends go to Namakkal and start a risky operation. Finally they bring together the love birds with help of their local friend Kanja Karuppu. But in that operation, Karuna, almost loses his eye, his grandmother gets killed, and the girl he loves is emotionally blackmailed and forced to marry some other govt employee.
His another friend Chandran loses his leg and Pandi loses his hearing sills, but still they are happy and strongly support Karuna.
Later they come to know that they were cheated by the lovers. Saravanan and Prabha got married just for their sexual needs and once they get bored with the relationship they simply want to separate. This irks the true friends and they decide to give it back in a shocking style. The remaining part is a different but unforgettable lesson for those who use good friendship for their convenience.
The pre-interval period of the film is quite enjoyable and it is just like a roller coaster ride. But the post-interval session needs perfection and trimming in many serial like scenes.
The real winner of the film is undoubtedly Sasikumar, the most successful director cum producer cum hero! He simply steals the hearts of all viewers with his casual play.
Bharani is another good performer. Vijay, Ganja Karuppu and other new faces have performed well in their roles. Then guy who imitates Vijaykanth in a few scenes is rocking!
Shankar Mahadevan's number “Sambo Shiva Sambo..," stands out in Sundar C Babu's music.
Nadodigal - A clean entertainer!
Cast: Sasikumar, Bharani, Ananya, Abhinaya, Vijay, Jayaprakash
Music: Sundar C Babu
Camera: SR Kathir
Producer: Micheal Rayappan
PRO: Nikil Murugan