Natchathiram Nagargiradhu, a hard-hitting look at love, politics, caste, and honour killing, stars Dushara Vijayan, Kalidas Jayaram, and Kalaiyarasan. Everyone will feel uneasy because of Ranjith’s potent visuals, according to our review.
Dushara Vijayan and Kalidas Jayaram are in love. Due to a small problem, they two get separated. Later, they two unexpectedly join a theatre group for training. The theatre group is trying to stage a play with both of them as the hero and heroine. Artists come from many parts for it. There are also various romantic couples among them. The stage play is based on romantic couple who fell in love and broke up, male-transgender romantic couple, male-male romantic couple, female-female romantic couple, romantic couple who broke up suddenly and other artists love experiences like this. Did they play out in the end? The rest of the story of the film is what happened to Dushara Vijayan – Kalidas love.
It is a new experience to see people with different characteristics and thoughts in one film with such different stars. Pa. Ranjith registers himself as an accomplished director in character design and casting. Everyone’s performance has come across as natural. There is a feeling that we are part of the theatre group.
At the same time, the whole story moves in one place and gives the feeling of watching a play. Pa. Ranjith has displayed many political, caste and class issues through his respective characters. Kalidas Jayaram and Dushara Vijayan are romantic couples who fell in love. Both of them are so realistic in their performances that they make you wonder by acting as rivals. Dushara’s character is set up more clearly than the other characters. Kalaiyarasan is a person who has excessive affection for his caste. During the intermission, the theatre vibrates with his performance.
Regin Rose as the troupe master, Vinod as the lover of the foreign girl, Harikrishnan as Yashvandhiran, Subatra Robert as Karpakam Akka, Gnanaprasad as Ayyadurai, Vinsu Rachel as the girl loved by Kalaiyarasan.
They have also paid special attention to the background music. Some of Ilayaraja’s sweet songs are playing here and there. Tenma replaces Santhosh Narayanan as the music composer for the film. There are verses celebrating Ilayaraja throughout the film. Fans who enjoy watching art films will like this film. Director Pa. Ranjith has taken us to a different love world from the usual love stories. Some of the interesting scenes in the film take us to another place.