Cast: Arvind Swami, STR, Arun Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Jayasudha, Jyotika, Aishwarya Rajesh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Thiagarajan, Prakash Raj, Dayana Erappa, Mansoor Ali Khan, Siva Ananth
Directed by: Mani Ratnam
Written by: Mani Ratnam & Siva Ananth
Produced by: Mani Ratnam & Subaskaran
Music: A.R Rahman
Cinematography: Santosh Sivan
Lyrics: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry
Editing: Sreekar Prasad
Nawab, A.M.Mani Ratnam’s massive flick with a huge cast. Generally, fans waiting for the hero movie, and here is Simbu and Vijay Sethupathi have a good fan following. But moreover, here another fan set also waiting, i.e, Mani Ratnam fans. Most of the movie lovers always ready to watch Mani Ratnam’s films. Now, this Nawab is coming with out and out commercial elements. A war, either among brothers or others, but the brothers’ involvement is sure. Actually, Mani sir connects the movies to any social issue, now he is looking at Mafia. So, with this huge cast, with commercial touch, with a new recipe from Mani Ratnam… Nawab in theatres now. So, take a look at it…
Bhupathi Reddy (Prakash Raj) is a ruler in the city and everyone fears of him. His crime nature makes him big in the city. But, his wife (Jayasudha) always argues about his crime attitude. The couple has one daughter and three sons. The sons are Varadha (Aravind Swami), Thyaga (Arjun Vijay), and Rudra(Simbu) and they follow Bhupathi words. However, Elder son Varadha be with father, the second son Thyaga lives in Dubai, and the third son Rudra stays in Georgia and the brothers run illegal businesses in those countries. Suddenly, one-day murder attempt was done on Bhupathi Reddy couple. They all come to the hospital. Then, a question raised that who will be the next Bhupathi Reddy? Now, what is the next phase in their family, that is the remaining story.
Mani Ratnam picked up a different storyline. And, Prakash Raj, Jaya Sudha, Aravind Swami, Jyothika, Simbu, Arjun Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi are in the direction of Mani Ratnam, and that is the most interesting thing. Actually, director Mani selected the perfect cast. Really, the first half was looking like a new director’s movie. Albeit, Mani’s mark dialogue also there in the movie. Maximum members may not expect the twist in the movie, and Mani has succeeded in that.
Albeit, the further incidents are going naturally. But, you can’t see any cinematic touch in the movie. He told a story of Rowdy family and the thoughts of family persons. But, the factors all are exposed in a rude way due to the rowdy backdrop. Finally, the climax scene was amazing and the conversion of Jyothika and Aravinda Swami at the time of climax is the mirror image of directors thoughts. But, how much Telugu audiences take it as like as Tamil audience? This is the only confusion.
Come to the acting, each and every actor did a marvellous job in the movie. Really, Mani Ratnam is master in extracting the acting from the actors. Moreover, Vijay Sethupathi speciality will be understood after watching Nawab. As usual, the technical parts of the movie is superb because it is quite natural in Mani Ratnam films.
Telugu Bullet Punchline – Nawab… Better for Tamil than Telugu audiences
Telugu Bullet Rating – 2.75/5