Netrikann-starts with a lady composing on her telephone quickly while driving down the center of a parkway. On the off chance that that doesn’t give you some tension not too far off, I couldn’t say whether the remainder of the film will. Since from that point, it is a fairly plain undertaking. Netrikann is the tale of Durga, an ex-CBI specialist on inability to support in the wake of losing her vision in a street mishap. At some point, she succumbs to a sexual stalker who seizes and disregards young ladies. Despite the fact that she escapes just barely, not set in stone to get him and deal with him. How she does this makes the remainder of the film.
For a thrill ride, Netrikann offers not many amazements. We know inside an initial couple of moments that the reprobate is a mental case; and the surprising threesome of an outwardly disabled lady, a disparaged cop, and a casual youth will get him eventually. The ‘thrill’ ought to have been in the how, yet those are rare. The least complex of inquiries, some coaxing of witnesses, a covert activity, a WhatsApp bunch message, and presto! The criminal is in guardianship. Regardless of its effortlessness, Netrikann is fairly captivating. Inside an initial couple of moments, we adapt rather nonchalantly that Durga is a CBI specialist. I was anticipating a flashback, showing her in preparing, as the highest point of her clump, sharpshooter, President decoration, recognizing the banner, etc. None came. This isn’t the sort of film that coddles you, it anticipates that you should get it and get along. In this way, absent a lot of flourishes, the film gets to the wrongdoing and examination. The span block is grasping, regardless of whether unsurprising, it keeps us snared to Durga’s side. The grouping where Durga claims not to be outwardly impeded is cunning. The climactic battle deftly rides emotional style and practical chance. For example, after the compromising punch exchange — which was additionally utilized in the trailer — she battles to discover the door handle. The film is certain that she is perceptive, not a superwoman.
Nayanthara also shows up more agreeable in her weakness than in her superstardom. The association among her and the miscreant inside the police headquarters, which is intended to be her whiz second, feels constrained with Nayanthara coming to her most profound haziest mechanical self while talking those lines. Yet, her battle with self-hatred and self-centeredness comes through more definitively, even compassionately, maybe. Manikandan is brilliant as the disparaged cop with a kind nature, likewise called Manikandan in the film. He encapsulates the mindfulness and distress that is expected to play that person, without getting sensational about it. We see him asking, arguing, and cajoling his bosses to help him. In any event, when totally let somewhere around his chief, everything he can assemble is, “po ya” (a somewhat conscious method of saying “get lost”). It is his sincerity that makes the satire segments laugh commendable. His presentation scene, which gets him the moniker, Sambar, is a fabulous hinting of what he becomes eventually. Each time he says “scene-u” and envisions himself being vindicated, he makes us pull for him more.
It’s difficult to tell whether his person is composed with more visual specifying than Durga’s, or that Manikandan fills these holes as an entertainer, however, he makes it work and how! For example, Durga has a flashback, montage tune, numerous discussions, and scenes disclosing her recovery circular segment to the crowd, yet Manikandan just gets brief minutes. We never get an origin story for why he’s mocked, aside from a passing remark by associates. Yet, Manikandan, the entertainer, never allows us to fail to remember that he’s a frantic dark horse as well. He makes the person relatable as well as hugely affable and life-like.
The inconspicuous difference, Ajmal Amir as the mental case ruffian is as though he hopped directly out of a comic book. His overstated articulations, staccato exchange conveyance is less threatening than nauseating. Regardless of Durga seeming small before his transcending figure, he doesn’t appear as though he has a potential for success against her by any stretch of the imagination. It doesn’t help that the person is composed ungracefully as well. He gets an inconsequential origin story as though to ‘clarify’ his quandary of being a mental case. There are names of some clinical “messes” tossed in, just in case. Without parting with something over the top, I wouldn’t be astounded if gynecologists complained.
Following a mishap in which Durga loses her sibling and her vision, the film leaps to a tune about continuing on — Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum (everything good or bad must come to an end). The film doesn’t give her an opportunity to grieve. Thus, when discussions around her blame show up later, it left me contemplating whether she hadn’t continued on, as the tune recommended before. The film, now and again, gets rather figure of speech too. Overall, Netrikann is an intriguing insightful thrill ride driven by a gathering of dark horses. In case there was a subsequent TV series where outwardly hindered Durga and truly bumbling Manikandan pursues down crooks of Chennai, I would have unquestionably watched. I hold it against Milind Rau for wiping out all prospects of that.