Jayam 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 career.
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 – 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 justified.
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 okay.
'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.