Release Date : Jan 04,2013
Nanbargal Kavanathirku
Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Green Channel Entertainment
Cast: Manishjith, Rajkapoor, Sanjeev, Varshan
Direction: K Jayakumar
Screenplay: K Jayakumar
Story: K Jayakumar
Music: Brahma
Background score: Brahma
Cinematography: Paul Livingstone
Editing: Suresh URS
Singers: Harini, Harish Raghavendra, MLR Karthikeyan, Saindhavi, Sruthi Unni, Vaishali Unni, Velmurugan, Vijay Yesudas

Nanbargal Kavanathirku is director Jeykumar’s latest effort and he has assumed the responsibility of a writer too. The film stars a healthy mix of young and old with the talented young Sanjeev along with newcomers Varshan and Manisha Jith. The seniority comes in the way of Raj Kapoor, Mahadevan and Thalaivasal Vijay who each play pivotal roles in the film.

The story of Nanbargal Kavanathirku is rather a sympathetic tale about two school friends Kathir (Sanjeev) and Gunasekar (Varshan) who make juvenile mistakes that result in adverse consequences for both parties. The consequences of their mistakes are what NG all about. The weightiness of the situation is also partly fed by the reactions of their respective father figures.

The director can be proud of the performances of the young and inexperienced cast that he’s chosen. Sanjeev especially shows good screen presence and performs with a lot of self-confidence. He shows off his nimble footedness in the songs with a good display of dancing, and his understated acting in the serious scenes is also a sign of a promising talent. Manisha Jith fits the bill of a school girl perfectly, but when her character ages in the movie there lies a deficiency of maturity on her face. Varshan plays the role of timid school friend adequately despite the repetitiveness of his portrayal. The senior pros like Raj Kapoor, Thalaivasal Vijay and Mahadevan ease through their roles without being challenged too much. Sankar is the one who offers some comic relief throughout the film.

Technically the film shows little or no lacking with Paul Livingstone setting up some picturesque frames of the village in certain songs and scenes. Editing is by the able and experienced Suresh URS and Bramma’s songs and music too is a commendable effort.

The film loses its grip over the audience with its meandering pace and predictable characterizations. There are also quite a few unanswered questions like what prompts the old Varshan’s decision to take those grave steps after all these years. Even the story about friendship and betrayal has been harped on about for many years now and this film brings very little change in that aspect. In the end, the film will come across as a fairly focused approach by Jeykumar and his team with the screenplay not losing its way despite the slow pace.

Verdict: Nanbargal Kavanathirku sends the same old warnings.