- 1 hr 41 min
Nethraa is a 2019 Tamil-language thriller movie directed by A. Venkatesh, starring Imman Annachi, Riythvika Panneerselvam, Vinay Rai, and Subiksha in lead roles. The movie revolves around the life of a small-time journalist, Viswanath (played by Vinay Rai) who struggles to make it big in his career. Viswanath bumps into a mysterious woman named Nethra (played by Subiksha) who is fighting hard to save her family from a huge debt trap. She is about to lose everything including her eyesight and life-threatening complications to her diabetic condition. Nethra devises a plan to get rich quick by exploiting Viswanath's journalistic skills. She tricks him into writing fake news articles about a local businessman, which results in a series of events that get both of them into trouble. The plot thickens when Nethra's life gets threatened by unknown villains who are after the money she made from these illegal transactions. Viswanath, now deeply involved in the situation, tries to protect her while also trying to clear his name from these charges of defamation. The twists and turns in the movie keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The movie's cinematography captures the essence of a small-town feel in Tamil Nadu with great accuracy. It is refreshing to see small-town characters struggle with everyday life, and the movie does a good job of highlighting those struggles. The music blends in seamlessly with the narrative, adding to the tension that runs throughout the movie. The performances of the lead cast are impressive, especially that of Riythvika and Imman Annachi. Riythvika's portrayal of a woman who will stop at nothing to save her family is realistic and touching. Imman Annachi, on the other hand, delivers his lines with witty one-liners and brings a much-needed comic relief to the movie. The movie's pace is gripping, and the direction by A. Venkatesh is tight. The script is also well written, making it a refreshing watch in the world of Tamil cinema. The climax of the movie is intense and will leave the audience satisfied. Overall, Nethraa is a well-made thriller that keeps the audience engaged until the end. With its excellent cast, solid direction, and good story, this movie is a must-watch for those who enjoy Tamil cinema.