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Review: Nawab
  Banner: Madras Talkies, Lyca Productions

Producer: Maniratnam, A.Subaskaran

Director: Maniratnam

Music: A R Rahman

Casting: Aravind Swami, Vijay Sethupati, Silambarasan, Arun Vijay, Jyothika, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aishwaraya Rajesh, Dayana Erappa and others

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Story


Anonymous persons carry out murderous attack on Mafia don Bhupati Reddy (Prakash Raj) and his wife (Jayasudha) but they escape miraculously. This attack shake entire state as he can wields strong influence on state politics.

The attack results in the speculation as to who among his three sons will be his heir apparent.

To find out whether it is his elder son Varada (Aravinda Swamy) who has been looking after the activities in the city, his second son Thyagu (Arun Vijay) an industrialist in Dubai or his third son Rudra (Simbu), arms dealer in Serbia.

To find out more about it, watch Nawab on silver screen.

Performance

All the actors played their roles to perfection. Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Aravind Swamy, Jyothika, Arun Vijay, Aishwarya Rajesh, Simbu and Vijay Sethupati attracted with their screen presence. Aditi Rao Hydari and Dyana Erappa attracted with their limited roles.

They slipped into their roles and came with natural and realistic expressions.

Technical

Santosh Sivan attracted with his cinematography. He elevated the scenes capturing them in a realistic and natural manner taking it to another level. Sreekar Prasad could have edited many scenes are there are many drags which tested the patience of the viewers.

Rahman created powerful impact with his background score. However his songs turned out to be just average. Maniratnam should have added few twists and turns to create more interest among movie lovers. Production values are good. 

Plus Points

Performances

Cinematography

BGM

Minus Points

Story, Screenplay, Direction

Slow pace

Lack of twists and turns

Missing Maniratnam flavor

Analysis

Maniratnam came with a mafia based thriller to score a hit and break the shackles he has been in the recent past. Unlike the mafia stories that have guns blazing, cops encounters, gangsters rivalries, he tried to come with a different plot involving three brothers. Mani sprang a surprise by minimizing police role in the story.

However the film failed to have an emotional connect with the movie lovers. As such gangsters and mafia based plots do not connect with all people. After the initial stages, the narration turned routine and tested the patience of the viewers with slow pace.

Screenplay and direction too did not inspire confidence and the narration brought back memories of his old hit Nayakudu.  The film attracts only Maniratnam fans and there is nothing for others.

Final Talk

Nawab lacks novelty.

Pre Release Function Stills


Tags: Nawab Movie Review, Nawab Movie, Kollywood, Tollywood, Telugu Movie Review, Tamil Movie Review, Director Maniratnam, Aravind Swami, Vijay Sethupati, Silambarasan, Arun Vijay, Jyothika, Aditi Rao Hydari
 

    
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