There are rarely any realistic movies now a days, all we see is a super hero with godly abilities to trash villains in one go. Naanum Rowdy than, is a movie which is in a rare genre that touches the reality. Our hero Vijay Sethupathi (Pondy Pandi) has got a much wanted image makeover. His neatly shaved and trimmed beard looked much better than his previous images. He is looking handsome in fact and had all the woman audience glued to the screen whenever he was present.
The way our hero aspires to become a ROWDY in this film during the built up to the grown up story adds nice touch to the film and also gives a taste of how the film is going to be – a light hearted comedy story in which our hero acts as a villain but in real is a comedy piece only to be discovered during his love for the heart throbber – Nayanthara (Kadhambari).
Nayanthara does brilliantly her role of a deaf person who watches the lip sync carefully for understanding what the opposite person is saying. She also shows her shy side of not letting others to know that she is deaf and keeps repeating more often than any other person would have actually found J. The story revolves around Nayanthara, who has so much love for her daddy just like any other woman.
Each and every scene is this movie is worth describing, because there is so much brilliance in dialogue, screenplay and acting. All the roles were perfectly played by all the characters. I couldn’t find a single boring scene in the movie, even though some scenes were slow moving at some juncture.
The story goes such that Nayanthara gets into a tangle with a police constable because the constable was responsible for breaking her mobile; the police doesn’t know that she is deaf and lands up in police station, only for our Hero’s mother to notice that she is deaf and lets her after knowing that her father is also a police officer.
Our hero follows Nayanthara from here and the scenes that follow is sure to add sugar to our eyes and ears, there is so much fun in everything that the hero does to turn the girls attention without knowing that she is deaf. Finally they end up striking a conversation and our hero finds out that she is deaf and his love grows for her from this moment. Their relationship start in the form of exchanging mobile phones and sim card and finally forget exchanging them back after hero’s mother comes in between them.
The follow up of events from here adds laughter as well as tears to our eyes. There is an external enmity between Nayanthara’s father and a politician turned gangster Parthiban (Killivalavan; yes you heard it right). They play a cat and mouse game and finally the villain ends up killing Nayan’s mother and father. Nayan wants to take revenge on the villain for killing her mother, without knowing that her father also gets killed while her relationship with hero is developing.
How our hero hides this news and tries to take revenge on the villain is the crux of the story. RJ Balaji does a superb job which is expected out of him by siding with hero and helping him in his plans to kill the villain. One particular scene in the state highway where they stall the villain’s car and make him run does add so much humor to the entire story. Parthiban is chased by another politician villain (Mansoor) and also by our hero, who both thatch a plan to get him killed but don’t succeed.
The climax is yet another twist in the story, which is worth watching than describing in words here. It sure is going to add lots of laughter in all of us. But the crux of the story is same – the hero in trying to become a villain ends up being a comedian. Yet our heroine doesn’t know this! The rest is history!! Definitely a must watch movie, if you are either a Vijay Sethupathi or Nayanthara fan. Even if you are not a fan of either, you can watch this film for its realistic nature of events and/or script. Director Vignesh Shivan has hit the jackpot with his debut movie!