Mani Ratnam lost his sheen in recent times as most of his films turned flops. Nawab is his new attempt in God Father footprints and this time casted big names for multi-starrer gangster film. Will Nawab provide him much needed break in Tollywood?
Gangster and power centered Bhupathi Reddy (Prakash Raj) and wife Lakshmi (Jayasudha) are attacked by anonymous goons. Their biggest enemy Chinnappa (Thiagarajan) is prime suspect. Discharged from hospital, Bhupathi reveals a shocking fact that the attacker was none other than one of his sons, Varadha (Arvind Swamy), Thyagu (Arun Vijay) and Rudra (Simbu). He passes away in no time and actual game begins between the brothers regarding next nawab of this Mafia kingdom. Who is the real culprit? What is Police Officer Rasool’s (Vijay Sethupathi) connection to this family? What’s the motive behind war within the family?
Hollywood epic The Godfather trilogy is an inspiration for many Indian directors to plan gangster films and Mani Ratnam is one amongst them. Nawab has unique shades of The Godfather. However, drama and the emotions are true Indian. Mani’s passion to make this film is clearly visible in each and every frame in first half wherein story goes sidetrack in second half. Had he put in extra efforts on second half, Nawab would have become real nawab in winning more hearts. Like Mani Ratnam’s previous films, this one also got world class technicians. Santosh Sivan’s cinematography and AR Rahman’s background score are la-jawab. Sreekar Prasad’s editing was sharp; nonetheless he would have chopped few portions in second half. Dialogues from Kiran are funny at times and intense. Production values are spotless.
Like technicians, Mani Ratnam casted right artists for all the lead roles. Aravind Swami, Simbu and Arun Vijay are so good as brothers. While three brothers breathe life into their respective characters, the film surely belongs to the inconspicuous Vijay Sethupathi. He carries an air of mystery about himself. It’s very difficult to guess where his true loyalty lies until the end. Prakash Raj is remarkable as ageing don, wherein Jayasudha was usual. Thiagarajan was d.
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