Nerkonda Paarvai Movie Review Rating: 3/5 Stars (Three stars)
Star Cast: Ajith Kumar, Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Tariang, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Arjun Chidambaram, Sujith Shankar, Vidya Balan (Cameo)
Director: H. Vinoth
What’s Good: Managing to imitate a brilliant script and infusing similar tension in someone who already knows what’s going to happen next
What’s Bad: Few unnecessary additions!
Loo Break: Songs had no aim, just slide outwards in them!
Watch or Not?: If you have watched Pink, you’ll like this & if you haven’t, you’ll love this
Unlike the original Pink, this movie starts with a Rock song which talks about how women need to step up and talk about their rights. The next thing we see a blooded guy is helped by his friends as they move him to the hospital. Meera (Shraddha Srinath), Famitha (Abhirami Venkatachalam) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang), in a confused state reach their home and it’s revealed that one of them had hit that ‘blooded’ guy with a bottle.
Adhik (Arjun Chidambaram) belongs to an influential family and wants Meera to apologise. The matter heats up and they all end up in the court. Bharat (Ajith Kumar) steps up to take Meera’s case and starts investigating the matter. How a whole lot of shocking things unravel is what the second half of the film is all about.
Nerkonda Paarvai Movie Review: Script Analysis
Director H. Vinoth had the script (originally written by Shoojit Sircar, Ritesh Shah and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury) ready on the platter. The two major changes which I remember, Vinoth has added, include a brief flashback portion in which we get to know about Bharat’s wife and in another, he beats up a dozen bad guys. The song in the start is also an addition, and for me, all three of them didn’t add any impact.
Sircar’s Pink was known for its air-tight pace and no-mercy editing but this one just elongates for no solid reason. Excluding that, the movie still disturbs and makes you think which is a great thing given we already know the story (those who’ve seen Pink). The courtroom tension still has a similar impact, and a lot of its credit goes to the original script as well.
Nerkonda Paarvai Movie Review: Star Performance
Ajith Kumar lives up to the enormous standard set by Amitabh Bachchan in Pink. He proves to be a perfect fit and adapts the mannerisms of the characters very well. Loved the way how he just toughened the ‘baritone’ in the ‘No Means No’ portion.
Shraddha Srinath, for some weird reason, looked like a mashup of Taapsee Pannu and Sonakshi Sinha. Jokes apart, she is brilliant as Meera. She nails the ’emotional outburst’ sequence, and for that scene, it was like watching an altogether new movie. Andrea Tariang was equally good as she was in the original one. Here too, she has underplayed her character beautifully.
Abhirami Venkatachalam as Famitha (originally played by Kirti Kulhari) is just about decent. We had a better bad in Angad Bedi in Pink, Arjun Chidambaram comes nowhere close to him.
Nerkonda Paarvai Movie Review: Direction, Music
H. Vinoth has done a great job in recreating the story, but he’s pretty satisfactory in modifying what’s already done. He could’ve changed the stance of the case or something to show it in a different light. He manages to hold the tension in the courtroom sequences, that’s why it’s still worth to watch everything all over again.
The first thing I noticed, in the film, was its grippy background score. It changes the atmosphere, which just elevates the watching experience of certain scenes. Songs, I was unable to connect because of the language so let’s not comment on any of the. Though they could’ve easily gotten rid of the initial Rock song.
Nerkonda Paarvai Movie Review: The Last Word
All said and done, Nerkonda Paarwai retains every best thing from the original. Ajith is spellbinding and all the three ladies make you feel the disgust all over again. A good Dejavu of a brilliant film!
Nerkonda Paarvai Movie Trailer
Nerkonda Paarvai Movie releases on 09th August, 2019.
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