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Netru Indru Naalai Review

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Netru Indru Naalai
Movie review

Starring: Ravikrishna, Akshara, Tamanna, Nasser, Karunas

Direction: Lakshmikanth

Music: T Anil

Production: S P R Entertainments

Despite warning by the producers’ council of possible revenue losses that could occur by releasing movies just ahead of Diwali, Netru Indru Naalai released this weekend. There could be two reasons: optimistic about cashing in on the uneventful two weeks at the box office or hopes of staying beyond that. Netru Indru Naalai seems to be of the former kind - for it would be a tall order to hope for anything beyond that.
Netru Indru Naalai seems like a mish mash of many Tamil movies (old and new) cooked in excessively greasy gravy of crude dialogues and a story of loser-hero-stumbling-upon-his-fortune-accidentally. In a role tailor-made for him and to suit his earlier credentials, Ravi Krishna shines as the illiterate villager stuck in the suffocating concrete jungle often feeling out of place in his quest for flaunt-worthy girl friends.

After failing miserably in studies, Ravi relocates to the city in search of greener pastures. Although first disgusted at the lifestyle of city bred girls, Ravi, however feels the need of a girl friend. The girls, however, are cruel to him since all of them need someone with a hefty wallet and Ravi is devoid of any such basic necessities to woo the weaker sex.

A depressed Ravi attempts suicide but was distracted by the mobile phone ring of a corpse in the railway track. Turns out that the corpse’s bag has an obscene amount of cash and a cell phone – Ravi pockets both. Whilst the cash bestows upon him whatever he aspired for, the mobile phone proves to be a life threatening issue. For the dead man was a conman who double crossed his mafia boss and fled with his money.
The movie revolves around protagonist Ravi Krishna and he seems to have done perfect justice to the role. With the director cleverly giving the actor an image makeover with ruffled hair and stubble, Ravi perfectly fits into the role of a loser-from-a-village look. And his dialogue accentuation - that reminded us of Himesh Reshmiyya’s dialogue delivery - has gotten better.

Tamanna comes in a blink-and-you-miss type role and serves the purpose of looking good onscreen. The other girl Akshara, who plays Ravi’s love interest, however, does a better job at it. And yes, the steamy song between her and Ravi only proved to be a drag.

Nasser plays a loan shark who gets cheated by Ravi. Now that’s two similar roles in a row for the actor after Poi Solla Porom. Talk about stereotypes. Thankfully, Karuna’s comedy doesn’t lack too much of exuberance and is bearable.

While the director has worked considerably on the script, he seems to have largely missed out on the dialogues that sound queasy - especially dialogues of Ravi Krishna’s frustration over the city bred girls, they are not in good taste and boring. Surprisingly, the front benchers bring the roof down for those scenes.

If you don’t mind watching the diminutive Ravi Krishna doing an ‘I’m a bad man’ act, chances are that you don’t mind watching Netru Indru Naalai either. If not, think twice.

Verdict – At your own risk!

Kadhalil Vizhundhen
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