Neconda Paarvai is an absorbing courtroom drama, reflecting on the male-dominated patriarchal thinking of our society. This is a faithful and engaging remake of Aniruda star Roy Chowdhari Amitab Bachchan-Taapze Panu pinkThe Tamil remake includes the popular mass character Ait, so director H Vinoth has taken some liberties to make it appropriate for the sensitivity of the actor's huge fan base.
What works is perfect casting and spot dialogues, especially in courtroom scenes. A powerful, bold Tamil main film that focuses on issues related to young women who are facing very thorny and appropriate issues. This is especially timely, as headlines for moral police and abuse allegations have been prominent in southern states in recent months. Never before has a senior star (Aichi as a lawyer) asked such a question in the open court of a female protagonist in Tamil mass media – "Are you a virgin?"
The story revolves around Meera Krishnan (Shradda Srinat), Famita (Abhiram Venkatachalam) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang) – three young working women based in Chennai. The opening scene features the three attending a rock concert, after which they head to the house in call fees and look scared and anxious. Cut to a scene in which three boys Adhik (Arjun), Venki (Aswin) and Visua (Meera) rush and get away, one of them bleeding heavily due to a head injury. Adjic is the son of a top politician and does not want a police complaint to be filed at the hospital.
The girls return to their home in the hope that everything will just go away as even they do not want to bring any police cases. But the boys, led by Adhik, using their interference with the cops, make a false attempt to kill Meera. Describing them as "free and immoral," he claims they were trying to blackmail them. Meera was taken into police custody. Enter Bharath Subramaniam (Ajith Kumar) an intelligent lawyer with proven track record in dealing with oppressed cases. He defends the girls while the court deals with the case. Bharat is now depressed after his wife (Saw Balan) died and he is also bipolar. On the flip side, Satyamoorty (Rangaraj Pandey), a cunning lawyer, deals with the boys' case. What happens next is told in a stunning way in the courtroom drama that unfolds in the second half of the movie.
The movie is up-to-date and up-to-date. It features thriller traits to make the audience wonder about the result every minute, while engaging them in conversation about contemporary society. Neconda Paarvai is for a patriarchal mindset that views independent women as "free" or "uncharacteristic" and presents the double standards of the society in which we live. The message is strong and clear, as Bharat says in the climax, we must accept – "When a girl says no, it means no."
Director Vinot made some trade-offs to please fans of Ajit, the superstar. So, there is a long drawn-out action piece, as Ait knocks down a dozen guys and comes out unharmed. Another scene that was not present in the original is the romantic plaque between Aytit and his onscreen wife Vidya Balan (in the cameo). These scenes only add to the length of the movie (158 minutes) and do not fit into the story.
Yuvan Shankar Raja's background score is in sync with the film's somber mood and Nirav Shah's incredible camera. Hats off to Ait Kumar, who has moved away from his "superstar action hero" to play a lawyer with depression, and he does it convincingly. The three girls are impressive, especially Shradda Srinath, who calls us the bold and daring Meera. Rangray Pandey, the presenter of the news, is a decent first-timer as a cruel lawyer, while among the boys Arjun looks menacing.
Generally, Neconda Paarvai Aitit's best movie in recent times and worth watching for its bold theme and presentation.
Posted: August 06, 2019 8:16 pm
| Updated Date: August 06, 2019 8:16 PM
Updated Date: Aug 06, 2019 8:16:08 PM IST
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