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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Nanban Movie Online Review

Nanban - a must watch family entertainer
Rating : 4/5
Directon: S. Shankar
Star Cast: Vijay, Jeeva, Srikanth, Ileana D'Cruz, Sathyaraj, Sathyan S. J. Surya, Anuya
Story: Abhijat Joshi & Rajkumar Hirani
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: Manoj Paramahamsa
Banner: Gemini Film Circuit
Release Date: January 12, 2012

Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Nanban is the remake of Bollywood blockbuster '3 Idiots' by Rajkumar Hirani. Jeeva and Srikanth play the other pivotal roles.

In the original, the male lead characters was done by Aamir Khan, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi while the female lead was played by Karina Kapoor.

Check out the Tamil Movie Review - 'Nanban'


Nanban is Shankar's version of '3 Idiots' all the way. Panjavan Pari Velan(Vijay) joins the engineering college as first year student, in short he was called as Pari. At a ragging scenario with seniors he meets Senthil(Jeeva) and Venkat Ramakrishnan(Srikanth) in the Hostel permises. He takes out the situation in a clever and funny manner which attracts other first year students and soon the 3 become close friends.

Then enters Virumaandi Sandhanam(Sathyaraj) is short called as Virus, is the Principal of the college who wants everyone to be disciplined and stay in Order. But Pari(Vijay) is a student who doesn't take anything seriously at all and goes in his own way with the quote that 'All is Well', this irks Virus during their first meet itself.

Meanwhile there they meet Srivatsan(Sathyan) who is nicknamed as Silencer, who appears to be a bookworm and always tries to degrade the three friends.

Then the family stories behind Senthil(Jeeva) and Venkat Ramakrishnan(Srikanth) are shown with sentiments in a funny manner. Senthil is a innocent guy who likes to have fun, but because of his poor family background he tries hard to study well by avoiding college fun.

Venkat who has a passion for Photography does engineering to fulfill his parent's desire. These three at one funny circumstance secretly attends a wedding to fill their stomach, where Pari meetsAnariya(Ileana) and finds out that it the daughter of Virus. Later Pari comes to know that Anariya was engaged with a self-centered person.

But soon things change and Pari(Vijay) and Anariya(Ileana) fall in love. And Pari finishes his graduation and all depart in their own ways. In the later second half when Senthil and Venkat try to get hold of Pari, Pari goes missing there comes twist in the story. Then finally whetherAnariya(Ileana) joins with Pari(Vijay) or not forms the rest of the story.


It is all show of Vijay, the actor has worked hard to fit into the main role as Pari. He has given a matured and natural performance, but Jeeva and Srikanth are the two pillars which lifts up the role of Pari played by Vijay. After Kaavalan this will be Vijay's character oriented role and even at certain scenes brings out your emotions.

Adding glamour to Vijay's role is Ileana, the actress who got introduced with Tamil film Kedi was missing because of her rise in Tollywood. But now this will mark her presence in Kollywood too with her charming and sexy perfromance. Also Anuya comes as the elder sister of Ileana.

Sathyaraj as the principal goes in topgear with his acting skills and suits the role to utmost perfection. Whereas Sathyan who also comes from the family of Sathyaraj proves that he is not less than him with his witty plans and modulation he scores well as the irritating Silencer.


Director Shankar has put his whole effort in Nanban to give credits to the original version '3 idiots' and the director succeeds in that once again. Even though his 10th film is a remake, he has narrated with his own style of film-making which gives a fresh feel to the movie. Music byHarris Jayaraj needs special mention, all the songs are exotically visualised and Harris has given a pleasant Background Score too.

Cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa and Art by T Muthuraj are added advantages to the film's narration. Technically the film is brilliant. The only thing is the slow pace in screenplay but it gives you that feel only for a few moments. Wholly Nanban is an out and out family entertainer with a clean U certificate.


If you want to Celebrate this pongal in a pleasant manner with friends and family then Nanban is the perfect choice. It has all the ingredients of a Shankar's film, with a huge star cast like Vijay, Jeeva, Srikanth, Ileana, Sathyaraj, Sathyan. Nanban is sure to entertain your family and friends.


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