NAAN movie review: A decent attempt by Vijay Antony!

Sat, August 18, 2012 11:58am UTC by 7 Comments
NAAN movie review: A decent attempt by Vijay Antony!

Directors turning heroes has become quite a Kollywood trend in recent years. The likes of Cheran, SJ Suryah, Thangar Bachan and Sundar C spring to mind. Now, there’s a music director, Vijay Antony, who has made his acting debut in Naan, a home production

While the directors have had mixed luck in front of the camera, few music composers have chosen to appear on screen. Vijay Antony is apparently trying to buck the trend with this attempt. He doesn’t, however, look too uncomfortable in front of the camera and has done what director Jeeva Shankar has instructed him to. Jeeva Shankar, an erstwhile assistant of late cinematographer-director Jeeva, has chosen a thriller for Vijay Antony’s debut and made a good fist of his maiden attempt. Jeeva Shankar’s style has several Jeeva touches and he is inclined towards painting a bright picture on a big canvas through vivid cinematography, which happens to one of the movie’s strengths.

Interestingly, Naan is Vijay Antony’s 25th venture as a music director and he has probably reserved his best for it, in terms of the tunes. Apart from Vijay Antony, there are the actresses who have forgettable roles in the film. . Remember Rupa Manjari of Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru? She is supposed to be the leading lady but her presence is in no way remarkable. Others, including Anuya of Siva Manasula Sakthi and Vibha make fleeting appearances.

The story is about Karthik (Vijay Antony), who has had a troubled childhood. Despite his problems and attending a reformatory school, he does well in studies and has huge ambitions. He is in this school because he has killed his mother for her philandering ways. A bus journey turns his life around. A freak mishap leaves Karthik’s co-passenger dead and he takes advantage of the situation to get away with the man’s certificates and admission card to join a medical college. Whether he manages to achieve his ambitions forms the rest of the story even as he is haunted by his past and also a murderous streak.

Vijay Antony’s acting debut is satisfactory, though it could have been better. The man is a quick learner and if he intends to prolong his acting career, he would do well to learn the craft and expand his range.

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  • arunraj

    well done by hero and director…songs r nice and background score also nice

  • Kannan

    Excellent movie.. nice to watch

  • Vijay

    Superb Thriller.. Awesome

  • lionelamalan

    Naan mas so good and thirller movie all songs are so nice and vijay anthony was fulfill his movie and vijy anthony gave a best character

  • lionelamalan

    excellent awrsome

  • Ravi

    movie was really good. No logical flaw anywhere. Great screenplay n direction. Kept me interested throughout the movie. nice thriller

  • cbeinn

    NICE VIJAY ANTONY, NICE FILM AND SONGS GOOD, NO BORING TILL END, GOOD, KEEP IT UP ANTONY AND JEEVA SHANKAR, ALL TH BEST FOR THE TEAM OF NAAN


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