Imaikkaa Nodigal (U/A)
30/Aug/2018 Romance, Thriller 2hrs 50mins

Imaikkaa Nodigal

Critics Review


A Three Hour Thriller Succumbed In Its Own Logics And Reveals

Imaikkaa Nodigal, starring Nayantara, Anurag Kashyap and Atharvaa has got a great making yet falters on the air with no logic or emotional connect to back it up.(more)

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Imaikka Nodigal is technically sound with interesting sequences and good performances, but could have been even crispier to suit the title

Ignoring intricate logical details and some functional romantic scenes and predictability, Imaikka Nodigal could work for the impressive performances and well made sequences.(more)

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Apart from a few make-believe scenes, the director manages to keep the twists unpredictable and the thrill factor engaging till the end.

Though the film stays true to its genre, with cinematographer Rajasekar and music director Hip Hop Tamizha coming to aid, the love track between Atharvaa and Raashi, and the entire duration should have been trimmed to make it a better product. Apart from a few make-believe scenes, the director manages to keep the twists unpredictable and the thrill factor engaging till the end. (more)

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The film benefits from the exceptional actors who play the lead roles

Imaikkaa Nodigal is well shot and skillfully executed, but what it needed was a tighter script with fewer holes. (more)

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Anurag Kashyap, Nayanthara are impressive in well-written, if not well-executed thriller

Imaikka Nodigal is well-written and there is no denying it. Watch the �lion-hyena� analogy become the pivot of the story as the film progresses.(more)

Source: Haricharan Pudipeddi,


A Taut Thriller Backed By Solid Performances And A Refreshing Film-making!

Imaikkaa Nodigal has everything in it to keep you engaged as well as thrilled for the majority of its runtime. The solid performances and the making style of Ajay Gnanamuthu assure that the film serves its purpose perfectly. (more)

Source: Abhijith, One India


Watchable once - you might like the twists, turns in the second half and due to the thriller element.

One of the strong points of the film is how the director has made it nearly impossible to guess the backgrounds of characters especially Nayanthara and Anurag Kashyap's.(more)

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Anurag Kashyap sparkles in this good suspense drama

What strikes me about Imaikkaa Nodigal is Ajay's clarity about the story that he wants to tell. He builds the suspense and tension in the narration with each revelation and makes the film continuously watchable with smart characters.(more)

Source: Manoj Kumar R, Indian Express


Anurag Kashyap's psychopath powers Nayanthara's cop drama

Nayanthara has succeeded yet again by picking a character that we have never seen her portray. Anjali is not perfect at what she does but her agenda is to catch the killer. She thinks she has Rudra figured out and begins the game, as Rudra refers to his killings, by underplaying his intelligence.(more)

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An engaging commercial thriller that could have been crisper

Logic mistakes exist at a few places. Flashbacks appear as lags to the narration. Atharvaa and Raashi Khanna's love track could have been short, they were also made in an artificial manner. Heroism was quite high in the second half which made the film look cinematic. Stunt choreography is just middling. 170mins seems to be very long, the movie is overall engaging, but it could have definitely been crisper. Commercial sacrifices act as the spoilsport here. Anurag Kashyap's character is deeply written which makes him a menacing baddie. A couple of twists revealed in the latter part are interesting. Two songs before the interval are speed-breakers.(more)

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The film benefits from actors who play the lead roles

The film compromises its intentions by resorting to too many songs, a lengthy back story, pointless romantic portions in the early half that slacken the pace, the logical loopholes in the action sequences and a hurried, unbelievable end. Lapses like these hurt what could have been a truly taut thriller.(more)

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Nayanthara shines, Anurag is menacing in riveting thriller

While RD Rajshekar's camerawork is slick, Hip-hop Adhi's songs are functional, but the rerecording is good. Barring few hiccups, the riveting thriller is watchable once.(more)

Source: Anupama Subramanian , Deccan Chronicle


Hell Hath No Fury Like A Nayanthara Scorned

The emotional core of the film is anchored by the effervescent Vijay Sethupathi in a cameo. He appears for a good 15 minutes towards the end, and even in that limited time, he manages to make his presence felt. As Vikramadityan, he is the strong, beating heart of the film. And once he disappears, the film sinks.(more)

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