Nadigaiyar Thilagam

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"Come Be A Part of History"
  • NR
  • 2018
  • 2 hr 47 min
  • 8.4  (14,572)

Nadigaiyar Thilagam is a 2018 Tamil biographical film that narrates the life story of one of South Indian cinema's greatest actresses ever, the legendary Savitri. The film is directed by Nag Ashwin and stars Keerthy Suresh as Savitri, Dulquer Salmaan as Gemini Ganesan, and Samantha Ruth Prabhu as a journalist named Madhuravani, trying to uncover the story of Savitri's life in a contemporary setting.

The movie is set in the 1950s and takes the audience through the life of the iconic actress Savitri. It begins with Madhuravani, an ambitious young journalist, who is assigned to write a piece on the life of the legendary actress Savitri, who is in a coma. Madhuravani meets Savitri's husband, Gemini Ganesan, who begins to narrate her life story in flashback.

Savitri, born in Andhra Pradesh, grows up to be a talented actress who makes a remarkable entry into Tamil cinema at the young age of 14. Her natural acting skills and her willingness to take on challenging roles quickly make her a superstar. The film explores the different stages of Savitri's career in the film industry, showcasing her as a woman who was able to break down barriers in a male-dominated industry, yet suffered personal setbacks due to her turbulent personal life.

The movie is packed with great performances, starting with Keerthy Suresh, who delivered one of the best performances of her career as the legendary Savitri. She imbibes all of the actress's mannerisms and the way she talked, walked, and acted. Dulquer Salmaan played Savitri's love interest, Gemini Ganesan, who was also known for his good looks and charisma. He brings a certain charm and vulnerability to the role, despite Ganesan's controversial personal life. Samantha, as Madhuravani, played a very important role in the film, providing a contemporary perspective on Savitri's life.

Nadigaiyar Thilagam stands out because of its excellent writing, screenplay, and direction. Nag Ashwin brilliantly captured the essence of different eras, the culture, the customs, the music, and the architecture. The movie is a perfect tribute to Savitri and to the golden era of Indian cinema when movies were all about simple stories, engaging plotlines, and great performances.

The film scores on all fronts - the writing, the plot, the performances, the music, costume design, and production. It's a complete package that film enthusiasts will enjoy. The music in the film was composed by Mickey J Meyer, and the songs are some of the best I have heard in recent times. The production values of the movie were outstanding and helped to recreate the golden era of South Indian cinema.

Overall, Nadigaiyar Thilagam is a well-crafted biopic that pays homage to the life of one of South Indian cinema's iconic actresses, Savitri. It's a film that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride that's worth the price of admission. The performances of the lead actors, coupled with the direction, writing, and music, make this movie a must-watch for anyone who enjoys good cinema.

Nadigaiyar Thilagam is a 2018 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 47 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.4.

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    2 hr 47 min
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (14,572)