Release Date : Jul 24,2014
Thirumanam Enum Nikkah (aka) Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah review

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Aascar Films
Cast: Abhishek, Deekshitha, Dinesh, Hebah Patel, Jai, Jamal, Mayilsamy, Nazriya Nazim, R Pandiyarajan
Direction: Anees
Screenplay: Anees
Story: Anees
Music: M Ghibran
Background score: M Ghibran
Cinematography: Loganathan
Dialogues: Karky
Editing: Kasi Vishwanath
Art direction: Crawford, Dharmendra
Stunt choreography: Kanal Kannan
Dance choreography: Shabina
Singers: Aritullah Shah Khalif-e-Rifayee And Group, Ashwitha, “Isai Mazhalai” Haresh, Bonnie Chakrabarty, Charulatha Mani, Chimayi, Dr. R.Ganesh, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, M.Ghibran, Munna Shaaukat Ali, Nivas, Sadhana Sargam, Shadab Faridi, Sundar Narayana Rao, Vijay Prakash, Yazin Nizar
Lyrics: Kaadhal Mathi, Karthik Netha, Munna Shaaukat Ali, Nizami, Parvathy, Thenmozhi Das
PRO: Suresh Chandra
Distribution: Aascar Ravichandran
The Jai – Nazriya starrer Thirumanam Enum Nikkah (TEN) opened up in theatres today after a long wait. The movie, produced by Aascar Ravichandran, is directed by debutant Anees, and has Ghibran's music. 
Situations force Vaishnavaites Vijay Raghav Chari (Jai) and Vishnu Priya (Nazriya) to assume identities of Muslims – Abubaker and Ayesha, respectively. And, they fall in love with each other's false identities. When they, after a 2 hour long journey, get to see each other's true self, they are not sure whether they are as much in love as they were with their false identities. 
Could they accept themselves? TEN answers that.
TEN is filled with interesting rituals of the Tamil Iyengar community in the first half, and of the Muslim community in the second half.  Loganathan's camera, and the art department (the scenes that involve Nazriya in the middle of a big rangoli is brilliant!) deserve special mention for the authentic presentation. However, the purpose of those rituals and their intentions in the movie are not conveyed. 
Director Anees has taken an interesting plot for his debut film. If only had he not fallen for commercial compromises – a couple of unwanted songs, a superfluous secondary love track, and a forced fight in the end – TEN would have been more memorable.
As the end credits roll up, we see a shot of all the actors of the movie in a train, and the shooting equipments in the platform. The shot ends with a glimpse of the platform number 10 aka TEN. Such fine directorial touches from Anees were not evident in the movie. 
Jai, as usual delivers a neat performance. Nazriya's acting prowess is already proven with her other movies – Neram, Raja Rani and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum. TEN will be another addition to the list. And, it is to be noted that TEN is her official debut to Tamil Cinema!
Ghibran delivers his best in TEN. His songs Enthaaraa Enthaaraa, Chillendra and Kannukkul Pothivaipen, are already chartbusters in FM Stations, and are sure to be a rage in TV Channels as well. His music captures the Islamic flavour of the movie to perfection.
In short, Thirumanam Enum Nikkah could have been so much better, with little more effort from the scripting team!
Verdict: An interesting plot with good performances and Ghibran's soulful music that falls short.
( 2.5 / 5.0 )


Thirumanam Enum Nikkah (aka) Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah

Thirumanam Enum Nikkah (aka) Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah is a Tamil movie with production by Aascar Films, direction by Anees, cinematography by Loganathan, editing by Kasi Vishwanath. The cast of Thirumanam Enum Nikkah (aka) Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah includes Abhishek, Deekshitha, Dinesh, Hebah Patel, Jai, Jamal, Mayilsamy, Nazriya Nazim, R Pandiyarajan.