Netrikann review: Nayantara's power-packed performance, gripping story steal the show

Nayanthara-starrer ‘Netrikann’, directed by Milind Rau and produced by Vignesh Shivan under Rowdy Pictures, released on Disney + Hostar on Friday and audiences are praising the film.

By Bhavana Sharma  Published on  13 Aug 2021 2:45 PM GMT
Netrikann review: Nayantaras power-packed performance, gripping story steal the show

Hyderabad: Another Tamil film skipped theatrical release and streamed on digital platform. Nayanthara-starrer 'Netrikann', directed by Milind Rau and produced by Vignesh Shivan under Rowdy Pictures, released on Disney + Hostar on Friday and audiences are praising the film.

Durga (Nayanthara) is a police officer who meets with an accident and loses her brother and her eyesight. While she is trying to get used to her life without eyesight, a psycho criminal (Ajmal Ameer) tries to abduct her. Durga uses her skills as a cop to try to find the criminal. She seeks the help of another cop, Manikandan, and a youngster, Goutham. The hunt for the criminal forms the crux of the story. In short, the film is about a woman struggling to save herself from a predator and eventually locking horns with him.

Meanwhile, a sexual predator is out in the city, abducting women. Women go missing and many murders are reported. Are the sexual predator and the psycho criminal the same person? What happens next is something you have to watch.

Nayanthara's power-packed performance is something that you will fall in love with. Though it was hard for her to play the role of a visually-challenged woman, she manages to do a great job and nails her performance in the second half. Milind's direction, screenplay, and story are decent enough and this crime thriller will keep you hooked to your seats.

Nayantara has gone de-glam for this flick. Ajmal, who is back to acting after a break, has performed well. Music and background score elevates the story but it is Nayantara who steals the show with her performance. So too does Ajmal. The rest of the cast have done justice to their roles though they appeared only for a short while on screen.

The director made sure that he doesn't dig deep into the childhood and flashback of the criminal but focus on mental health issues to understand what made him a psycho. Also, the director threw some light on sensitive topics such as abortion, women's rights to their bodies and their choices, and men's definitions of 'good' and 'bad' women. The dialogues deserve applause.

Verdict: 'Netrikann' is worth watching this weekend. Once again, Nayanthara stole the show.

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