After the disappointing Shaandhaar yesterday Naanum Rowdydhaan restored my spirits and my funny bones got tickled yet again. Vignesh Sivan seems to have got his intentions right from the very first scene. There’s not a dull moment in the film. From the beginning to end there are enough ROFL moments to keep the audience hooked. 

The plot – The protagonist’s hilarious attempts to become a Rowdy 

Vijay Sethupathi leads the stellar cast with a top notch performance after the awesome yet underrated Orange Mittai. His unique tone is a gift. It just elevates the whole film.  As a wannabe rowdy he just steals your heart.

Nayantara is just getting better and better with each film. Her second innings seems to be going in top gear with the right choice of films. If you loved her in Thani Oruvan. She’ll just mesmerize you in NR. She’s dubbed in her own voice too which is a surprise. Her name Kadambari has a special significance.  Watch the film to know why

Parthiban returns after a long time with an apt role which gives him ample scope to showcase his pluses. There are quite a few scenes where he steals the limelight from the hero. His trademark sarcasm lights up the proceedings in the second half.

Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Anand Raj  RJ Balaji, Mansoor Ali Khan and Radhikaa Sarathkumar all play their parts to perfection. The biggest plus in this great supporting cast is that none of them are wasted despite the limited screen time.

Vignesh Sivan delivers a winner with NR. Anirudh’s music is another plus. He delivers big time with some soothing love songs.

If you are looking for a serious thought- provoking film stay away for this might disappoint you. But if you are looking for a light, feel good film go for it.  It’s worth the 120 bucks spent.

After a long time I saw the whole theatre filled with echoes of laughter.