Review: Nenjil Thunivirundhal- Guts and cuts

Director Suseenthiran has a love for action thrillers. After the likes of Naan Mahan Alla and Pandiya Naadu from his kitty, comes Nenjil Thunivirundhal.

It follows a set pattern from his earlier ventures laced with action, humour, romance and a message at the end. Quite like a recent hit, Nenjil Thunivirundhal speaks about medical industry. But the director has woven a drama around the idea to make it engaging.

Sundeep Kishan, fresh from the success of Maanagaram, plays the lead along with Vikranth. Mehreen, Soori, Harish Uthaman play pivotal roles. The movie has some interesting twists. But ends with a feel of could have been made better. Thankfully with a running time of just over two hours, it manages a watch.

The filmmaker has set the story around a middle class family and youngsters aspiring to make a lucrative career.

Kumar (Sundeep Kishan) and Mahesh (Vikranth) are good friends. They spend all their time together. The former is timid and fun-loving, while the latter voices for injustice and vibrant. Things take a turn when Kumar’s sister falls for Mahesh. Their romance faces the wrath of Kumar’s mother (Thulasi).

All hell breaks loose when a complaint is lodged against Mahesh for no fault of his. Little they realise that it is part of a bigger conspiracy by a local don (Harish Uthaman). What happens then forms the crux.

If the first half is more about friends, fun and romance, the pace picks up in the latter part. It is full of chase, fight and brutal killings.
Sundeep Kishan has done justice to his role. He is at ease and delivers his part well, while Vikranth plays the role that is similar to the ones that he did before. Mehreen fits the role well, while Soori’s comedy is cliched. Harish Uthaman as baddie is good. Lakshman’s cinematography captures night life in city and it is well complimented by D Imman’s BGM.

Had Suseenthiran avoided few similarities from his earlier ventures, Nenjil Thunivirundhal would have satisfied the appetite.

         

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