Nadigaiyar Thilagam Review
Sometimes, the journey you take into the life of someone will give you smiles, lumps in throats, emotional baggage and inspire as well. Samantha plays an investigative journalist, who gets emotionally interwoven into the life of actress Savithri (Keerthy Suresh) as she tries to uncover the personal life of the legend. There are certain movies that surpass all the dualities and it’s quite a rarity that it gets beyond analysis. Such is Nadigaiyar Thilagam that endows audiences to get so much connected. Who doesn’t love Savithri? Naturally, during those times, everyone was curious enough to compile the bit news about the actress’ personal life. As they would now get into theatres, they are completely fulfilled as the hardcore of Savithri.
There is a particular sequence in the film, where Keerthy Suresh is approached for a film and she says, “There are few films that we don’t know whether it would click or not, but it will be a once in lifetime experience.” This appropriately reflects on Keerthy Suresh as this will stand out to be her greatest milestone. Keerthy Suresh looks so much apt for the role of Savithri, where she looks identical to the yesteryear actress in many angles. If you’re keenly looking out for her stellar performance, the last 30 minutes is outstanding. Dulquer Salman has done fabulous job breathing into the skin of Gemini Ganesan, but we need to appreciate him to get projected in grey shade. As the movie begins, we don’t see Samantha in spotlights, but as the story progresses, her character gets good intensity. Vijay Devarakonda is excellent. The love portions involving both of them and how the life of Savithri inspires Samantha are very well portrayed.
Nag Ashwin deserves special mention for handling this film with right impact. Samantha’s story occurs during retro times and he hasn’t just focused on the life of Savithri, but has showcased the problems faced by a girl during that time through Samantha, especially when it comes to handling her relationship against odd situations. Mohan Babu as SV Ranga Rao, Naga Chaitanya as Nageshwara Rao and filmmaker Krish (Director of STR’s Vaanam) appearing as KV Reddy followed by Srinivas Avasarala as LV Prasad are colossal.
While actors have done a great task, the technical crew has offered its heart and soul into their respective departments. It usually happens to be a barrier with musical score in bilingual movies, but Mickey J Meyer has given the best score in BGM and songs. Madhan Karky deserves special mention for his lyrics. Cinematography has been done in three different colour patterns, which is highly appreciable.
- Nadigaiyar Thilagam Movie Ratings - 70%70%
A BEAUTIFUL ADORATION TO THE IMMORTAL QUEEN SAVITHRI. KEERTHY SURESH NAILS IT DOWN TO THE CORE. NAG ASHWIN DESERVES SPECIAL MENTION FOR HIS GREAT STORYTELLING.