Nanban – Tamil Movie Review

NanbanDirecton: Shankar
Star Cast: Vijay, Jeeva, Srikanth, Ileana, Sathyaraj, Sathyan S.J Surya, Anuya
Story: Abhijat Joshi Rajkumar Hirani
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: Manoj Paramahamsa
Banner: Gemini Film Circuit
It is been long time that we saw such a colourful and energetic movie like this. Thanks to Shankar and his team who have made this wonderful film that is both emotional and entertaining.

Expectations were high for the film for the fact that Shankar and Vijay have come together for the first time for a movie. And, for Shankar this is his next after the mammoth production and blockbuster hit superstar’s ‘Endhiran’! For Vijay, this is his next to the successful ‘Velayudham‘!

Nanban tells the story of three Engineering students who come from different backgrounds with different goal in their lives. Pari (Vijay), Senthil (Jeeva) and Venkatramakrishnan are the three friends who are very close friends in the class.

Pari wants to see studies that should be useful to our lives and doesn’t believe in memorizing subjects like what Srivatsan (Satyan), who is the darling of professor Santhanam (Sathyaraj). The three boys incur the wrath of the professor, but as the story goes on the professor slowly realizes the real personalities of the three friends. Pari loves professor’s daughter Riya (Ileana), a medical college student. After their course completion what the boys become in their lives is told later that should be watched on the silver screen.

We see a different Vijay, doing the role Pari. What a performance! It’s really a treat to all Vijay fans. The performance of Jeeva and Srikanth are also extraordinary. The chemistry between these three stars could be seen in every scene they are together.

Another big performance is from veteran actor Satyaraj. He, as Professor Virumandi Santhanam, has lived the role. And, for Satyan, this is the best film that he can boast in his career.

Ileana as the love interest of Vijay is cute and attractive. Her acting and dance movements in the film will definitely bring big offers and she would do a big round in Kollywood! S.J Suryah and Anuya Bhagawat have done cameo appearances.

Shankar does not have any introduction to the hard work he puts in his films. He has proved it in many of his films. And, Nanban is another milestone movie in his list of big films but differently, for Nanban being totally an emotional drama with visuals that is a whole riot of colours! Every frame of the film speaks Shankar‘s hard work and creative brain. Hats off, Shankar!

‘Nanban‘ is a Tamil remake of 2009 Bollywood blockbuster ‘3 Idiots‘. The title roles in Hindi were played by Aamir Khan, Madhavan and Sharman Joshi. Kareena Kapoor‘s role is played by Ileana in ‘Nanban‘. Sathyaraj excels the professor role that Boman Irani had in ‘3 Idiots‘.

Original story was adapted from Chetan Bhagat‘s novel ‘Five Point Someone‘. The screenplay for Nanban is written by Shankar and Madhan Karky.

Music is by Harris Jayaraj. The Shankar – Harris Jayaraj duo had created a magic earlier with their film ‘Anniyan‘. The same magic has been created with ‘Nanban‘ too. The songs are already a rage with youngsters and music lovers and topping the charts. The background score too adds strength to the script.

Manoj Paramahamsa has done the camera work, a big plus to ‘Nanban’. The lens man has taken his camerawork to next level. Editing by Anthony is also worth mentioning.

Nanban is produced by Gemini Film Circuit in a whopping budget of Rs.60 Crore. The film is also dubbed in Telugu with a title ‘3 Rascals‘.

Nanban is definitely a big treat for both Shankar and Vijay fans, and a wholesome entertainment for everyone who loves good cinema!

Nanban is a film that is sure a watchable. A must watch!

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