Nadigaiyar Thilagam

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Review by : Suresh
Keerthy, Suresh Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni
Nag Ashwin
Mickey J. Meyer
Vyjayanthi Movies, Swapna Cinema

Savithri was undoubtedly an actress par excellence. She carved a niche for herself doing versatile roles in Tamil and Telugu cinema. Though her personal life was far from being the best, yet professionally she made a name for herself. 

Nadigayar Thilagam is a movie that pays rich tribute to the life and achievements of Savithri. Directed by Nag Ashwin, the bio-pic, the movie stars Keerthy Suresh, Samantha, Dulquer Salman, Vijay Deverakonda, Rajendra Prasad, Shalini Reddy, Prakash Raj and others.

Mickey J Mayer’s music is the backbone for this classic that sets out to bring to the present generation the details about the celebrated actress Savithri.The movie revolves around Savithri (Keerthy Suresh). She begins her acting career and wins acclaims at a very young age.

She comes across popular actor Gemini Ganeshan (Dulquer Salman) and married him against her producer Chakrapani’s (Prakash Raj) advice. Marriage and motherhood follows and so begins the decline of her career. Soon, she began to be troubled by personal issues and became addicted to alcohol.

The film speaks about everything from Savithri’s life from her childhood to her death. Three cheers to Nag Ashwin for extensive research on the life of Savithri.Keerthy Suresh has lived Savithri on screen.

Her body language and dialogue delivery are typical of the yesteryear actress. She pours out right romance and emotions all through. Dulqur as Gemini is apt for the cast. He is flawless in his performance.

Samantha as a journalist proves her acting skills especially towards the climax. She is cool and controlled on screen. Vijay Devarkonda too is okay. Prakashraj steals the thunder playing Savithri's mentor.

Bio-pics are tough ride, But Nag Ashwin has managed the difficult thing with control and ease. Thanks to strong performance by the crew, the movie with emotional elements makes it a good watch.

Nadigaiyar Thilagam - Excellent tribute to Savithri

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