Naaigal Jaakiradhai (TAMIL)

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Starring: Sibiraj, Idoh (Dog), Arundathi, Balaji and many more
Editing : KL Praveen
Music : Dharan Kumar
Cinematography: Nizar Shafi
Written and Directed by: Shakthi Soundar Rajan

A film that has a dog as the lead and the known star of the film is almost not known all these days as he did not have a film for the last few years. Thus the film had a good release because of the dog and somewhat the thriller genre seems to be interesting these days. So what does the dog do to make us watch the film. Need to find out.

Karthik (Sibiraj) is recuperating from a gunshot wound to his leg during a shootout with ruthless kidnappers. Circumstances force Karthik to take on the responsibility of Subramani (Idoh) after the death of its owner (It is an Army dog). He is extremely reluctant to do so initially, but soon begins to adore the dog. Suddenly Karthik’s wife (Arundathi), who is pregnant, gets kidnapped by unknown gang. Karthik takes help from Idoh and goes in search of his wife. What happens to his wife and the kidnappers forms the rest.

This film reminds us of the late yesteryear director Rama.Narayanan, one who is a legend in taking films with animals. The funny elements in the first half with dog and the hero looks cute. But the film gets back to the investigative thriller form later. The good part, however, is that the hero here doesn’t break into a duet with his heroine but instead spends all the time with his dog, which is very rare these days. Despite his wooden expression, Sibiraj comes through and the role seems tailor-made for him. He has quite successfully imitated his legendary father. However, the film is the dog’s show all the way. His pranks are adorable and so are his expressions.

Editor Praveen has not only cleverly maintained the pace of the film, but wrapped it up in just an hour and 54 minutes which is very good for a thriller. Nizar Shafi’s cinematography is excellent as he has captured some brilliant expressions displayed by the dog. Dharan Kumar’s background score adds strength to the movie. A good deal of research seems to have gone into dog training and their usage in the defense force. There is no doubt that Idoh is a great entertainer, but a more realistic and intelligent approach by the director could have taken the film to a different level. Whatever its faults, director Shakthi Soundar Rajan’s film is a decent fun-filled entertainer and keeps us smiling for the best friend..!! 🙂

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