Plot & Narration
Technical Aspects and Music
A pleasing slice-of-life drama
Nimir is simple, pleasant and this one should be a stand-out performance for Udhaynidhi as an actor. Udhayanidhi has space to express himself as an actor and fulfilled his role with the director's choice of film-making.
Cast: Udhayanidhi Stalin, Mahendran, Samuthirakani, Parvathy Nair, Namitha Pramod, MS Baskar, Karunakaran & others
Cinematography: NK Ekambaram
Music: Darbuka Siva, Ajaneesh Loknath
Editing: MS Ayyappan Nair
Art Direction: Mohan Das
Screenplay & Direction: Priyadarshan
Produced by: Santhosh Kuruvilla
Banner: Moonshot Entertainments
Distribution: Red Giant Movies
Release Date: 26-01-2018
Run Time: 02:10:00
Nimir is a straightforward film without spoiling the original film Maheshinte Prathikaram with needles experimentation. It is just framed from the original and ticks all the right boxes faithfully. Udhayanidhi has space to express himself as an actor and fulfilled his role with the director’s choice of film-making.
The story is simple and all it needed was a screenplay at Priyadarshan’s forum to showcase. Nimir is shot at the right locations and was well supported by the cast and crew. A simple story will always require some perfectionist to put up a right show and Nimir had it all.
Udhaynidhi as National Selvam runs a studio in the town and backed up by his father Mahendran, who loves to capture some of the best moments in life and nature. Udhay, with no interest, stays as a monotonous photographer who captures small functions until he is been hindered by an incident. Udhaynidhi happens to lock horns with
Samuthrakani and gets beaten up amidst villagers. Feeling humiliated, he throws away a small challenge to take up revenge but fails for the first time. How Udhaynidhi wins over the revenge lays the platform for the script. Meanwhile, Udhay faces a failure with his first love Parvathy Nair and meets up Namitha Pramod later on who also happens to be the sister of Samuthirakani.
The film is filled with familiar cast and all have done their justice to the characters, be it MS Baskar or Karunakaran, who helps with some giggles. As the movie gets slower, MS Baskar and Karunakaran help the run-time with some comedy dialogues keeping the audience to wink an eye. Namitha Pramod is graceful and completely shares the second half with Udhay. Samuthirakani and Mahendran played small roles by their caliber but they managed to make it very impactful and kept the audience comfortable.
Technically, the film is sound with lovely locations and the way the film was captured kept the eyes pleasant, thanks to cinematographer Ekabaram. Music by duo Darbuka Siva and Ajenesh Lokhnath was pleasing. The film is very slow from the audience point of view, but the director has succeeded in matching up with the original one to the least.
Overall Nimir is simple, pleasant and this one should be a stand-out performance for Udhaynidhi as an actor.