Last year,when lady superstar Jyothika announced that she was teaming up with renowned filmmaker Bala, fans went into a frenzy! This was a lethal combo coming together and fans couldn't believe it. Soon after, GV Prakash joined them. The first look posters had fans curious and then came along the teaser to blow us away! Especially Jyothika taking on a tough police avatar was a big deal for us fans. After posters and teasers, the movie has finally hit theatres. Here's what critics have to say about Bala's latest film:
Hindustan Times is of the view that Nachiyaar doesn't disappoint although the story was not as dar as Bala film is expected to be - Naachiyaar is Bala’s lightest film - in tone - which robs us of the shock value that we usually associate with his work. The twist in the interval could be guessed halfway into the film. Nevertheless, you warm up to the film because of the characters - particularly Jyothika - in whom we see a female version of Suriya’s Singam. She warns a suspect not to be fooled by her skin colour and good looks. “I can slit your throat,” she announces with pride. Bala projects his hero via a heroine and he doesn’t disappoint; his move is convincing enough. Jyothika, oozing swag and badass attitude, is a revelation but her accent is offset. Also Read: Naachiyaar teaser: Jyothika’s powerful slap will echo in your ear much after you are done watching this video
Sify can't stop praising the performances - the acting is consistently top-notch across the board. Newcomer Ivana, with and a pretty fresh face and large expressive eyes makes a wholly believable Arasi. Jyothika escapes the monotonous roles that she was playing in her last two films and as ACP Naachiyaar, a no-nonsense police officer, she shines. As an ass-kicking action star she is refreshing, and is a brave attempt from the actress.
Indian Express believes Nachiyaar belongs not only to Jyothika but also to GV Prakash and Ivan - The actor’s second innings has been immensely more exciting than her first stint. I couldn’t help but smile when Naachiyaar says, “Thol colourayum moonji um pathu emanthu, ‘Hi, how are you, very nice nu pesatha’. Sangarthuruven. (Don’t be misguided by my fair looks. I will end you).” It felt like a warning to people who try to slot her into ‘mother’ roles or more conventional characters. However, the film has been misleadingly titled Naachiyaar — it equally belongs to the story of Kathu (GV Prakash Kumar) and Arasi (Ivana).
Firstpost considers Nachiyaar's racy plot to be one of its advantages - The plot is wafer thin, but being a film with a running time of 100 minutes has its advantage: it's racy and keep you hooked till the end. This time Bala has seen to it that audiences will not ask too many questions, though some of the plot twists and the way a lady police officer is portrayed is baffling.
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