Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Lovely breeze indeed!
Summary : Nedunalvaadai is a simple and beautiful take on true love, societal pressure and familial responsibilities. These kinds of little delights need to be respected while they’re around, so give it a shot and you might end up loving it.
Cast: Poo Ramu, Elango, Anjali Nair, Ajay Natraj, Mime Gopi & others
Cinematography: Vinoth Rathnasamy
Music: Jose Franklin
Editing: Kasi Viswanathan
Art Director: Vijay Tennarasu
Stunts: Rambo Vimal
PRO: Manavai Bhuvan
Written & Directed by: Selvakannan
Produced by: B Star Productions
Once in a while, there’s a small film that comes by and makes you smile with its rooted emotions and authenticity. Debut director Selvakannan’s Nedunalvaadai is the latest addition to the list of worthy rural dramas in Tamil cinema, bringing us a lovely tale that manages to touch our hearts. Despite some negligible flaws, Nedunalvaadai touches a lot of interesting areas and comes out avoiding a lot of cliches which would have taken it in the usual route.
The film follows the relationship between a man and his grandfather, and how it affects all the relationships that come into his life. Nedunalvaadai beautifully sets the premise in its first half hour by introducing us to the different characters and gradually enforcing the conflict without being preachy or bossy. Thankfully, there is no needless comedy which usually wears out the actual good of many films. Director Selvakannan gives us lot to like, for he is someone who knows what he is doing and the boundaries that he has set for himself. The excessive melodrama at the end is the only negative that could have been toned down, in what is an otherwise neat film.
Actor Poo Ramu, who was just seen in a nice and endearing role in Kanne Kalaimaane three weeks ago, goes a step higher through this film. His character is easily the most memorable one out here, getting to mouth the best dialogues in relatable fashion. While the actor Elango is someone who can be termed adequate, actress Anjali Nair is a refreshing new face who is too good with her expressions. Her reactions to the situations are excellent, and she is definitely a great talent to watch out for in the future. The rest of the cast fit the bill and work in favor of the film.
For a film of this scale, the technical factors are really good and help the film progress seamlessly. The edit especially, is very smooth and is well complemented by the songs and the background score by Jose Franklin.
Overall, Nedunalvaadai is a simple and beautiful take on true love, societal pressure and familial responsibilities. These kinds of little delights need to be respected while they’re around, so give it a shot and you might end up loving it.
Nedunalvaadai Movie Review Rating: 3.25/5
Written By: Siddarth Srinivas
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