Nagarvalam Starring Yuthan Balaji, Deekshitha Manikkam, Bala saravanan and Yogi babu in lead roles Nagaraval is a usual boy-meets-girl love story told through metro-water lorry-driver Kumar and School girl Janani. Stuck in between groups of henchmen, politicians and casteist relatives, Kumar and Janani strive to keep their love running. The movie is directed by Markx and music is scored by Pawan Karthick.
The premise of Nagarvalam is an interesting one but the part where the heroine is falls in love with the Hero due to the effect of Illayaraja songs is a bit unusual and doesn’t serve as a impactful love beginning. The romance portions throughout the movie were good and Illayaraja’s bit did its part whenever it was played.
Bala Saravanan’s quick timing sense was not used in this movie but Yogi Babu as another driver with a lisp in his speech is a hilarious addition to an otherwise dull comic sequence. Yogi babu is transforming into a good actor along with his comic sense and we ought to see him more in future movies. The songs by Pawan Karthick go unnoticed and also tends to drag the movie a bit. My disappointment was mainly because of the lacklustre editing which felt completely amateurish. If the movie was edited like the last 25 minutes this would’ve become a much better movie.
Yuthan Balaji’s acting was okay and his chemistry with Deekshitha Manikkam worked out. Though the movie did not have solid villain, it had a number of supporting characters who stood in the gray areas of the movie which kind of kept us guessing the climax. I came out wishing that this movie had a faster pace.
Reviewer : Harish Aravind