Nanban review

Starring 
Vijay, Jeeva, Srikanth, Ileana, Sathyaraj, S. J. Surya, Anuya
Direction 
S Shankar
Music 
Harris Jayaraj
Production 
Gemini Film Circuit

Nanban arrives to stay

Finally, the wait for Nanban is over! Releasing ahead of other Pongal bonanza, the movie has struck the right chord with the audience. Shankar has done it again! Fans wondered why at all Shankar wanted to venture into remakes and the director has shown that he had his own reasons to deliver a smash hit. Shankar emerges victorious. Yes, there is no denying the fact that there are traces of the original, the Hindi blockbuster 3 Idiots, but by and large Shankar has done justice to this mass remake.

Happy to see Vijay as a cool and mature Panjavan Parivelan; glad that he did not convert this into another mass masala with tag lines and fights. All credit goes to director Shankar for showing the Illaya Thalapathi in a different light, Vijay’s fans will be delighted. Jiiva as Senthil and Srikanth as Ramakrishnan really provide support to the film. Sathyaraj as Dr Virumaandi Sandhanam is an absolute treat to watch. He has perfectly filled into the ‘Virus’ slot. Sathyan as Srivatsan, who reprises the role of Silencer in the original, rocks especially in the auditorium scene where he delivers a speech.

The cast is not complete without mentioning Ileana. As Anariya (Illeana) will sure make an impact on the Tamil audience after the flop she delivered in Kedi. She plays Sathyaraj’s daughter. Vijay and Illena gel well. The song sequence especially needs a credit. Cinematographer Manoj Paramahansa has done a great job not to forget the art director T Muthuraj.

If there is any place you want to be this Pongal holidays, its for a Nanban treat!!