|Cast:||Arvind Swami, STR, Arun Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Jyotika, Aishwarya Rajesh, Aditi Rao Hydari|
|Directed by:||Mani Ratnam|
|Produced by:||Mani Ratnam|
|Music by:||AR Rahman|
|Release Date:||September 27, 2018|
Nawab - Story
Senapathi(Prakashraj) is the crime kingpin of the city,and he lives with his wife and 3 sons. The eldest, Varadan leads a double life, as a rising gangster, with his wife Chitra (Jyothika) as well as a secret love with Parvati. Arun Vijay (Thyagu) and Ethi(Simbu) too have gangster aims, and all the three brothers aim for the throne of Senapathi, and consider themselves the next. Enters cop Rasool(Vijay Sethupathi), a friend of Varadan, and a close person to the gangster family, and sooner consequences lead to death of Senapathi, and with this, the family reaches a war, with the brothers being lead to the suspicions on each other of killing their father for the throne, and now its a war between brothers themselves, with Rasool too playing his cards to rise the hate and rivalry between the brothers in a subtle manner, and its time for bloodshed, revelations, and more shockers, leading to the ultimate showdown between the real betrayer and the revenge seeking gangster. Who ultimately won the battle of the brothers, what was Rasool planning all along, was Ethi able to unravel the mystery and complete retribution for his losses and the breaking of the family, and who ultimately won Senapathi's throne is what the violent and entertaining Nawab is all about.
Nawab - Star Performance
Prakash Raj as Bhupathi Reddy is nice. He delivers a splendid performance in this role. Arvind Swamy as Varadha is very intense. He yet again proves his mettle and his acting capabilities in this Maniratnam directorial. STR impresses with his straightforward and fearless Rudhra. Vijay Sethupathi brings a lot of fun vibes to the film. His character is full of him and we can’t imagine anyone in that role. Jayasudha is superb as loving mother and a wife. Jyothika is fine. Aishwarya Rajesh is good. Aditi Rao Hydari is a surprise. All other characters are good in their roles.
Nawab - Technical Team
The background score by AR Rahman offers terrific goosebumps moments, with the interludes elevating the heroes, especially Ethi and Rasool, and matching the dark tone of the movie perfectly, while of his songs, Mazhai Kuruvi, Sevanthu Pochu Nenje and Hayati are good. Cinematography by Santosh Sivan is top notch, with some of the action episodes being showcased in a terrific manner, and the movie is well presented visually with each of the heroes being showcased well. Sreekar Prasad's taut editing ensures, there's never a dull moment in Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.
Nawab - Analysis
Nawaab is a story of three brothers who try to claim his father’s position. First half takes to setup the characters and premise and it is done interestingly with the help of superb score and visuals. Second half is where the actual story runs. It has a lot of deceits and a lot of twists and hell lot of drama. Mani ratnam has done fantastic work in terms of script and its execution but second half and it’s drama might be tiresome for some of our Telugu audience. He has done one of his career best works after a long time with this huge casting. Whenever a good script comes in way of great actors they given their best to make the well written characters come alive. Almost each and every character has two shades and every actor did their best to give the required performance. To sum up, Nawaab is best of Mani ratnam in recent times.
Nawab - Trailer