Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom - Review

Sit back, sprawl out, chill with beverages and enjoy this entertainer.

Reviews 30-Nov-2012 6:50 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

It was earlier, the Hollywood movies that excelled with the backdrop plot of ‘Memory Loss’ in its films irrespective of genres. Be it blockbuster action thrillers like ‘Bourne’ series, Unknown, Inception, Memento or hilarious romance entertainers like First 50 Days, it’s been a central theme with a well developed screenplay. Off the latter, the idea passed into Indian industry with few movies in Hindi like Rohit Shetty’s Sunday, where a girl (Ayesha Takia) completes forgets a day in her life. The filmography gets bigger now with today’s Tamil release Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom.

It’s a gripping comedy entertainer that keeps your faces sparkle with laughter and claps. In the recent times, the films made with newfangled concepts are turning to be raging hits amongst the audiences. Following Attakathi and Pizza, its Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom joining the league of new concepts....

A film of 150mins duration with just 5-6 actors and not more than four locations and a song is something unconventional right? Thanks to the innovatory conceptualization of Balaji Tharaneetharan for employing these formulaic factors in NKPK starring Pizza fame Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathri in lead roles.

The film has a wafer-thin story of protagonist Prem Kumar (Vijay Sethupathi), who has finally managed to win his parents’ approval to marry his sweet heart Dhanalakshmi (Gayatri). It’s his betrothal function with two days left for the marriage and Prem along with his pals (Rajkumar, Vigneswaran and Bhagavathi Perumal) decided to play cricket. Perhaps, you would have get the prologue in the teasers, where Prem tries to catch the ball hit and accidentally falls flat hitting his head. Shockingly, his behaviour and mannerism turns out to be baffling and keeps on pestering his friends what actually happened to him? Indeed, it leaves his friends in deep fear whether he has gone made. Feeling that the family members would blame for this mishap, they get him admitted in a hospital to hear the doctor say that he has a short term memory loss and will ameliorate by night. Spending whole night at the hospital, the friends keep remain confident only to get disappointed the next day as Prem persists to exhibit the same crazy behaviour. To help him regain memory, they show the wedding invitation and the photo of his ladylove Gayathri only to get discombobulated with his statement ‘Who are they?’

What unfolds next is a crazy, frenzied series of events encountered by the friends as they strive to help his friend get back to normalcy.

To start off with performance, Vijay Sethupathi enthrals the audiences with his body language and mannerisms. It’s worth mentioning that he is persistently show improvisations from film to film. You’ll have him delineated in a different way from his recent super hit film Pizza. If the young actor continues to take up such unique roles, he can grab a big position in Kodambakkam. The actors essaying the role of Vijay Sethupathi’s friends Rajkumar, Vigneswaran and Bagavathi Perumal are so naturalistic with their performance. In fact, they keep the film going with right momentum even when there is slight sluggishness in the flick. Watch out for their performance in certain scenes like playing cricket and the way they try to escape from the protagonist’s father: it’s so hilarious to seen them confined to his friend’s weird behaviour. Despites having a minimal importance, Gayathri have lived up to the expectations.

Debutant Balaji Tharaneetharan deserves appreciations for coming up with a gripping tale, radically distinctive narration and sparkling dialogues.

Aftermath the laughter-riot, it’s little surprising to see the makers on final credits revealing that ‘THE FILM IS BASED ON REAL LIFE INCIDENTS’.

Verdict: Sit back, sprawl out, chill with beverages and enjoy this entertainer.

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