Directed by Nag Ashwim Nadigaiyar Thilagam is a supposedly biopic of the legendary actress Savithri who ruled the roost during her period. Swapna Cinemas and Vijayanthi movies produce this film.
Movies on individuals that are true are rarity. Most bipoic movies tend to look at the rosy part and ignore the dark side. What makes NT instantly likeable is that the movie showcases both the sides of this famous actress. Yes for an audience on an overdose of sharp cuts and shorter scenes, this film progresses on its own pace.
Especially the first half when the movie resorts to “heroine worship” though necessary could have been toned down. It is only during the second half that the movie comes to terms with the real issue. Emotions play a major part in this half and strikes a chord with the audience.
Keerthy Suresh as Savithri delivers a commendable performance considering how young she is in the industry, Dulquer is solid in his role and the heart throb of south Vijay Deverakonda is neat in his tailored role. Others in the cast have given a wonderful performance. NT owes its success more to its technicians, the costume designer
Gaurang Shah takes the cake.
Cinematography by Dani Sanchez- Lopez is fine while Mickey K Meyer is quite good in the music department.
Dialogues by Karky set the tone while direction by Nag Ashwin is noteworthy.
Nadigaiyar Thilagam is a very encouraging film and in the right direction while making bipoics. Forget its flaws, its quite rewarding.
NADIGAIYAR THILAGAM – THILAGAM !!!