Rating: 2.5/5

Naachiyaar review from other sources

BehindWoods.com 3/5

On the whole, with strong characterization, gripping screenplay, and top-notch performances, Naachiyaar is an interesting ride of emotions and realism.

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IndiaGlitz 2.25/5

Ilayaraja's music neither helps nor hampers 'Naachiyaar'. Theni Easwar's camera, Balachander's art direction and Sathish Suriya's editing are passable. Bala has been accused of too much intensity and his penchant for ultra violent climax in his previous body of work. This time as he tries to deviate within his boundaries 'Naachiyaar' comes out as a product that is neither here nor there. Go for it for Jyothika, GVP and Ivana's performances and to experience a slightly new Bala film.

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Sify.com 2.5/5

On the whole, Naachiyaar is a film that starts off slowly but draws you into its drama. At a crisp 100 minutes, it’s a perfectly atisfying watch that deserves your time.

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TimesOfIndia.com 3/5

In the end, we are left with the niggling feeling that Bala has failed to fully develop the Raju Karunakaran’s core story. The film, despite its short running time of 100 minutes, feels stretched in places (especially the romantic track) without really making any points, and it would have been more effective as a short film. Towards the end, the director, too, seems to realise this and gives us statements that highlight social inequality (like, how a few ants will die when an elephant walks), but with very little conviction.

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  • Bala
  • Bala
  • Ilayaraja
  • Eshwar
  • Sathish Suriya
  • Bala
  • B Studios
    EON Studios
  • Feb 16, 2018
  • 100 Min.
  • Tamil