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Nimir Tamil Movie Review, Rating

- 1.5/5
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What Is Good

  • Cinematography
  • Music

What Is Bad

  • Slow screenplay
  • Nowhere near the Original
  • Humor touch missing
  • Editing
  • No entertaining and liveliness
Bottom Line: Another failed remake from Priyadarshan's stable


Hero Udhayanidhi Stalin, who was last seen in the disastrous rural entertainer Pothuvaga Emmanasu Thangam, is back on screens, this time with the talented and experienced maker Priyadarshan at the helm of affairs, and with the movie that's a remake of Malayalam national award-winning superhit Maheshinte Prathikaram, Nimir. Here's team AP Herald's exclusive first on net Nimir review.

Selvam (Udhayanidhi Stalin) owns a photo studio and lives with his Father (Mahendran). Having been ditched by his childhood Love Valli (Parvathy Nair), Selvam moves his life in an uninspiring manner, until a sudden calamity strikes, with Vellaiyappan (Samuthirakani) thrashing him amidst public, and in a fit of rage, Selvam vows not to wear his slippers until he thrashes Vellaiyappan in full public view. Did Selvam achieve his mission and was he able to wear his slippers finally is what Nimir is all about.

Star Performance

Udhayanidhi Stalin has improved a lot in terms of acting, and though he's nowhere close to the amazing performance by Fahadh Faasil in the original, he has traveled a long way from his Ok Ok days. Namitha Pramod is a natural with her expressions, while Parvathy Nair goes overboard with her act, in her limited scope. Mahendran impresses with the single sequence wherein he teaches life to Udhay, and Samuthirakani is simple and menacing. The rest of the huge cast including MS Bhaskar, Karunakaran are adequate. 

Techinical Team

The background score by Ronnie Raphael is stunning, while both Darbuka Siva and Ajaneesh Loknath churn out good melodies that remind us of vintage numbers by Maestro Ilayaraja. Ekambaram's Cinematography is top notch, capturing the lush green locales of Tenkasi to perfection. Editing by Ayyappan Nair could have been taut as the movie drags in the second half. Having decided to remake a cult Malayalam flick, known for its aesthetic appeal and the lively screenplay that is more of an onscreen representation of life rather than a filmy attempt, veteran maker Priyadarshan has risked it bigtime with Nimir, the official remake of Maheshinte Prathikaram. 


While his choice of actors is decent, (especially Debutant Namitha Pramod doing a fair job with her lovely expressions) except for few like Parvathy Nair who hams, his screenplay travels on a sluggish pace, with forced humor that sticks out like a sore thumb. The scenes that were presented with so much liveliness and natural feel, are portrayed by the actors in Nimir, in a more cinematic manner, which almost destroys the whole movie watching experience, neither engaging as a filmy entertainer nor appealing as a slice of life feel-good drama. With pleasant music and top class Cinematography, Priyadarshan's Nimir tries hard to entertain but fails, thanks to its uninspiring and boring screenplay that lacks freshness.  

Cast & Crew

3 / 5 - 90921
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