When Suriya and Sai Pallavi team up for a movie, you know it’s going to be worth a watch. Sai Pallavi has won fans over from all over the south with her simplicity and grace. And Suriya, is well, Suriya.
He plays the role of Nanda Gopala Krishna aka NGK. He’s an idealistic, well-educated youngster who quits the corporate world for organic farming in his village. Suriya decides to switch track after realising that political power can positively change people’s lives and society at large. His foray into politics and the obstacles he faces during his journey form the crux of the movie. Sai Pallavi plays the role of his supportive spouse.
Political drama can be a tricky topic, but the director -- Selvarajan -- has managed a decent job of it. When Suriya’s collaboration with the highly acclaimed Selvaraghavan was first announced, it created quite a buzz. After all, he had proven his box office pull with Ayan and Singam in the early 2000s. He then went on to work with new-age directors. His performance in Vikram K Kumar’s 24 is considered one of his best, and he managed to impress in Venkat Prabhu’s Massu Engira Masilamani. In the past few years, he also collaborated with proven commercial filmmakers such as Lingusamy in Anjaan and Hari in Si3.
Fans wondered what the outcome of the Suriya-Selvarajan collaboration would be. And they ha-ven’t been disappointed. Suriya’s performance, as always, never fails to impress in NGK. He’s clearly the star of the movie and has an amazing screen presence. Sai Pallavi also impresses with her performance. Rakul Preet Singh, who shares screen space as a political analyst, has done a decent job. As far as production goes, the cinematography is worth a mention, while Yuvan Shankar Raja has done a commendable job on the background score.
All in all, NGK is worth a weekend watch, especially if you’re a Suriya fan.