Thirumanam Enum Nikkah Movie Review

Starts on bright note and ends flimsily

Reviews 24-Jul-2014 6:08 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Production : Aascar Films
Director : Aneesh
Stars : Jai, Nazriya Nazim, Deekshitha
Music : Ghibran
Editing : Kasi Viswanath
Camera : Loganathan

A tale of love story interlaced with religious backdrops, but in a different dimension becomes the first and foremost spotlighting attribute of Thirumanam Enum Nikkah. The film is directed by debutant Aneesh and is produced by Aascar Ravichandran. Jai and Nazriya have played the lead roles (actually the film was the first project signed by Nazriya in Tamil supposedly her debut here) and Ghibran has composed music.
Situations urge Vijay (Jai) and Priya (Nazriya) in different names as Abu and Aishu during a train journey, which gives an impress to them that they are Muslims. Eventually, they fall in love without unveiling their real names and religion as they assume, this might hamper their relationship. After a certain extent, when everything turns favourable for this couple, they develop a complex of being unfaithful and their emotional turmoil combats in themselves. Will they finally unite or get away from each other is the entire story all about.

Usually love stories linked with inter-religious themes would be more based on more conflicts between the communities, but Aneesh has handled this script with freshness. He deserves special mention for this gracious attempt. Right from the first scene, Aneesh directly gets us into the script and within few minutes it is made clear what this film is all about. But as the drama shifts to the second half, there is a drop in freshness and the lack of substantiality in screenplay hampers everything. Certain things remain little unclear and the explanations about few scenes are incomplete, especially the ones involving Jai and Nazriya revealing about their religion and the climax. An additional scene to justify about both the families would have made TEN, a decorous family entertainer with more values with relationships.

Musically, Ghibran does everything to enhance the visual scenario and depth of emotions. The songs are cool and some of them leave us mesmerised.

Jai comes up with his usual performance, but it doesn’t irk you so much as it suits the script well. Nazriya’s first and last film in Tamil as many say, this is her best one in her entire career to rank it right beside her performance in Bangalore Days and Om Shanthi Oshana. The film strongly banks only these two actors and rest of them are not so much helpful to the script. Some of them are intentionally brought inside the frame for the sake of entertainment, but they don’t retain their presence in our minds.

What works?

1. A completely new and different story based on Hindu-Muslim love story made so far in any film industry.
2. Songs and background score by Ghibran.
3. The performance of Jai-Nazriya and good sketch of scenes involving them.

What doesn’t work?

1. The second half goes unconvincing.
2. Climax.
3. Logic goes missing.

On the whole, it’s a new kind of story in Tamil cinema and would have been a trademark indeed if presented with more substantiality in writing.

Verdict: Starts on bright note and ends flimsily

Rating: 4/10

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