Netrikann movie review: Nayanthara manages to shine in this over-confident adaptation of the Korean thriller


Ahn Sang-Hoon’s Korean thriller Blind is not particularly a great movie, relying solely on the standard that Korean cinema has set with its thrillers over the years. However, what really works in its favor is that this is a thriller with a female protagonist, and that’s what makes it slightly refreshing. Naturally, that’s exactly what makes Netrikann the Tamil remake of Blind, just as refreshing as it features Nayanthara in the lead. It’s a movie that rests entirely on her shoulders and she doesn’t disappoint.

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The film opens with the photo of Durga (Nayanthara as a CBI officer) entering a pub and dragging his brother (Aadhi) outside. She handcuffs him to the passenger seat of her car and drives him home. Along the way, an altercation leads to an accident in which Aadhi is killed and Durga loses her sight. As Durga tries to live with the guilt of her brother’s death and come to terms with her disability, she must confront a serial killer with her wits alone at her disposal, before he takes on more. young women.

Netrikann works to a large extent as it is a safe remake of the original material with very little new material added to meet local sensitivities. For a film titled by Nayanthara, who is arguably one of the biggest female stars in the country, the film needed more thrills to keep the viewer stuck until the last minute. A stronger antagonist was also needed to make the confrontation with Nayanthara more satisfying. Ajmal is mildly underwhelming as a serial killer, and he can barely give you chills with his presence. Fortunately, Nayanthara does all the heavy lifting with a solid performance, one of her best.

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The film is long with a story unnecessary to explain the actions of the villain. There is a problematic subplot about women and premarital pregnancy that needs to be brought up. Manikandan, who plays a supporting character, gets a meaty role and he makes the most of it. However, the rest of the cast has very little to contribute. Overall, Netrikann is one of those safe remakes that work because it didn’t try to tamper with the soul of the original too much.

Movie: Netrikann

Director: Sweet Rau

To throw: Nayanthara, Ajmal Amir and Manikandan

tt: 10

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