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Naachiyar - Atypicaly typical!

Naachiyar is probably the Bala film that is closest to our mainstream sensibilities. It would be interesting to see where he goes from here.(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Nachaiyaar is a well made investigative thriller in a non-Bala style.

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

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com


A perfectly satisfying watch that deserves your time

Naachiyaar is a film that starts off slowly but draws you into its drama. At a crisp 100 minutes, it�s a perfectly satisfying watch that deserves your time.(more)

Source: SIFY, Sify.com


This Jyothika starrer is a moving drama on class disparity

The film shines the spotlight on the disparity between classes - the have-nots, those in power (here, it's those in khaki) and those who control the first two classes. GV Prakash Kumar and debutante Ivana, both extremely good in their respective roles, play the victims and Bala gives us a glimpse of...(more)

Source: Haricharan Pudipeddi, Hindustan Times


Jyothika, GVP and Ivana shine in Bala's slight deviation

Go for it for Jyothika, GVP and Ivana's performances and to experience a slightly new Bala film.(more)

Source: IndiaGlitz , IndiaGlitz.com


Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com


This riveting Jyothika, GV Prakash starrer will keep you hooked till the end

Bala should be appreciated for making a gutsy and racy film in Naachiyaar, which leaves you in a happy state of mind at the end.(more)

Source: Anna MM Vetticad, Firstpost.com


Not your regular Bala film

Naachiyaar is Bala taking two steps back from Tharai Thappattai, which had reached 'torture porn' proportions. Bala's films usually feel like you're being attacked by a sledgehammer for no fault of yours. Naachiyaar, though lightweight for Bala, is still pretty devastating, even with its happy endin...(more)

Source: VISHAL MENON, The Hindu

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Arun Sundar

Not the usual bala style film..nice acting by GV Prakash and Ivana. Ilayaraja bgm and visuals not so good. Overall watchable. (more)

BO Report World Wide

Country 2nd Weekend 3rd Weekend Opening Weekend
USA ($) 12040.00 2312.00 27940.00
UK (€ ) 2859.00 --- 7443.00
Australia (A$) --- --- 15345.00
Malaysia (MYR) 40282.00 12534.00 47216.00