Production: Moonshot Entertainment, Santhosh T Kuruvilla | Cast: ARUL DASS, Ganja Karuppu, J Mahendran, Karunakaran, M.S.Bhaskar, Namita Pramod, Parvathy Nair, Samuthirakani, Udhayanidhi Stalin | Direction: Priyadarshan | Screenplay: Priyadarshan | Story: Priyadarshan, Syam Pushkaran | Music: Ajaneesh Loknath, Darbuka Siva | Background score: Ronnie Raphael | Cinematography: NK Ekambaram | Dialogues: Priyadarshan | Editing: S. Ayyappan Nair | Singers: Ajaneesh Loknath, Darbuka Siva, Haricharan, Jyothsna Akilan, N. Aparajitha, R. Apoorva, Sathyaprakash, Swetha Mohan, V. Priyadarshini, Vijay Prakash | Lyrics: Thamarai, Vairamuthu | PRO: Suresh Chandra | Distribution: Red Giant Movies


"நான் அரசியலுக்கு வர நேரம் வந்துருச்சு"- UDHAYANIDHI STALIN அதிரடி | NIMIR | RR 32

"நீங்க என்னவெச்சு DIRECT பண்ணப்போறீங்களோ"- UDHAYANIDHI STALIN | NIMIR | TN 731






Review By : Behindwoods Review Board Release Date : Jan 26,2018
Movie Run Time : 2 Hours 10 Minutes Censor Rating : U

Director Priyadarshan and Udhayanidhi Stalin collaborate for Nimir, a story set in a rural backdrop. How tall does the film stand? Read further to find out.

Nimir starts off with a different black and white tone and the very first spark comes from its visual beauty. The movie has a lot of naturistic shots and a lot of these are used as a tool by the director to take the story forward. This makes none of the proceedings unwanted and adds up as a major positive. Major credits to the cinematographer NK Ekambaram.

The genre being predominantly drama implies that the film on paper does have an unhurried pace. A set of the audience might take some time to get into the mood of the film and a certain commercial sector might also find the film slow. However, Nimir has a simple yet natural and no-nonsensical story to tell. It has an artistic touch to it and talks a little about photography as well.

As for the casting, after Manithan, Udhayanidhi Stalin has chosen a good script, pulled off another neat performance and his character is quite subtle. Director Mahendran who plays Udhay's father does a commendable job with sheer experience. Samuthirakani and Parvatii Nair create the necessary impact. MS Bhaskar does what he is best at and keeps the humour and emotional quotients sailing.


You also have Karunakaran, who cracks a joke now and then. Namitha Pramod steals the show in the latter half of the film with her expressions and is definitely here to stay. Her screen presence, beauty, and reactions are additives while her dialogue delivery is clearly on point. Establishing Namitha Pramod’s character, motive and her romance with the protagonist could have been slightly more natural to suit the rest of the film’s mood.

Certain scenes that involve Udhayanidhi and Parvatii’s love track do not give us enough explanation but the necessity for the same does not seem too essential, hence not affecting the watcher. Priyadarshan deserves praise for bestowing a lot of maturity into most of his characters, namely Parvatii’s father and also Samuthirakani’s extended cameo. Both these characters at crucial points do not seem absurd and are level-headed, hence making progress towards forward thinking.

Tragedy-based scenes and jokes have been used in a couple of important scenes and these too, do not seem force-fitted. Other technicalities like music and background score are top class. Both Darbuka Siva and Ajaneesh Loknath seem to have given their best for Nimir and certain scenes have a really engrossing BGM to up the overall hazy mood of the film.


One might wonder if this sort of a film would go well with the commercial set of audience, who would expect fast-paced scenes from most of their movies. Nimir, though, has an intensity that would attract all kinds of watchers, even if it might seem a little less entertaining due to its offbeat pattern that stands out from commercial mass-driven films. The quicker you get into the skin and mood of Nimir, the sooner you would start enjoying its natural flow.


[Review based on a special preview show to the press members on January 24th. Catch the film in theatres, from the 26th of January]

Verdict: Even with its unhurried pace, Nimir stands tall with its natural flow! Fix yourself to watch a simple yet genuine movie and you are sure to enjoy Nimir.
( 3.0 / 5.0 )


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Jan 18,2018

Nenjil Maamazhai
Composer: Ajaneesh Loknath
Vocals: Haricharan, Swetha Mohan
Lyrics: Thamarai

Lyricist Thamarai takes every word as an opportunity to prove why she is one of the most flawless poetess in the industry. A mellifluous melody, with soulful lyrics and soothing vocals, is what Nenjil Maamazhai is all about. Haricharan's dulcet tone and Swetha Mohan's ever euphonious voice complement the tune beautifully. Watch out for the Ilayarajaesque Guitar and Sitar solos. Also, rooted orchestration and percussions, add value to the track.

Composer: Darbuka Siva
Vocals: Swetha Mohan
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

This folk number has a catchy tune to it, and Siva does complete justice to the feel of the film by adding the right flavors to the track. Swetha Mohan renders this song effortlessly and her voice is the anchor of the song. Neat percussions, a beautiful flute addition makes sure that this track can attract quite a few listeners.

Vaazhum Valluvare
Composer: Darbuka Siva
Vocals: Kids choir
Lyrics: Mohan Raj

This is a short theme-like track. It is rendered by a kids choir, with a two-line lyric penned by Mohan Raj. It gives a Classical feel, while the lyrics seem to be eulogizing.

Eppodhum Unmael Nyabagam
Composer: Ajaneesh Loknath
Vocals: Vijay Prakash
Lyrics: Thamarai

Yet another soul-quenching folkish melody from Ajaneesh from this album.  The song has the sound effect of a water drop, which is a sweet incorporation for this track that has a couple of lovely BGMs. One score is ruled by a string orchestra, while the flute completely enraptures you. Vijay Prakash's robust, yet appealing voice is a major draw!

Composer: Darbuka Siva
Vocals: Haricharan
Lyrics: Mohan Raj

A 6-minute long song these days is very rare, and Darbuka Siva has been frequently providing that. In this song, we have a rhythm to which we can constantly tap our feet, heartfelt lyrics, and Haricharan's earnest voice. He croons this song with utmost conviction and there is no lack of quality in his singing. The percussions keep us hooked, the bass guitar sounds lucid and the accented flute portions are a wonder. Overall, a captivating song.

Geedhaara Kiliye
Composer: Darbuka Siva
Vocals: Sathyaprakash
Lyrics: Mohan Raj

This track is packed with some wonderful portions. Overall, there is the classical feel, but the context of the track and the fused genre gives it the capabilities to become an instant addiction. After a convincing Swaram-filled introduction, the song travels on multiple instruments by taking us through a plethora of emotions. Be it the rhythm guitars, or the piano solo, or even the violin solo, one cannot be disappointed whatsoever. Sathyaprakash takes complete control of the song with his rich and honeyed tone!

Verdict: Rich and rooted melodies guarantee a classy album from Darbuka Siva and Ajaneesh!
( 3.0 / 5.0 )


Week : 2
Total collections in Chennai : Rs. 1,07,12,901
Chennai city verdict: Average

Nimir (aka) Udhayanidhi Stalin - Priyadarshan Movie

Nimir (aka) Udhayanidhi Stalin - Priyadarshan Movie is a Tamil movie with production by Moonshot Entertainment, Santhosh T Kuruvilla, direction by Priyadarshan, cinematography by NK Ekambaram, editing by S. Ayyappan Nair. The cast of Nimir (aka) Udhayanidhi Stalin - Priyadarshan Movie includes ARUL DASS, Ganja Karuppu, J Mahendran, Karunakaran, M.S.Bhaskar, Namita Pramod, Parvathy Nair, Samuthirakani, Udhayanidhi Stalin..