NADUNISI NAAYGAL _ A PROWLING THRILLER
Nadunisi Naaygal is a new age thriller film written and directed by the classy Gautham Menon. This will largely deviate from what is usually expected of Gautham. It is a kind of an experimental film about a psychopath who unleashes terror in women at night. It’s all about compulsive love and the violence associated with it told with a series of events connected by the protagonists.
The film will have four different stories happening in one night. The film was mostly shot during night and a substantial portion of the movie takes place inside a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV). Manoj Paramahamsa of ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaya’ is Gautham’s eyes in the film. Sameera Reddy and new comer Veera play the main leading characters along with Ashwin who plays another important character. The hero Veera, who was an associate of Gautham Menon for six years, says that Gautham had to explain each and every shot to him so many times, that it was actually the director’s mannerisms which he followed in the film. Nadunisi Naaygal will be of only 90 minutes duration. It will not have any song or music, not even background score. All are real. sound designed by Renganath Ravee. It is a novel attempt by Gautham Menon whose earlier films are known for their brilliant music also. ‘Nadunisi Naaygal’ is a bilingual also made in Telugu simultaneously and it is called ‘Erra Gulabilu’ for Andhra.
Sources say that the film is quite experimental in terms of screenplay treatment and characterization. Given the off beat images of the film before the release, the director asserts that it is not a low-budget film. Gautham says “I believe that it has got the budget it deserves.” The film is planning to have only a limited release as it is said to be a “new age film for multiplex audiences”. But this may change when the film actually nears its date. ‘Nadunisi Naaygal’ is produced by Photon Kathaas and R. S. Infotainment. The trend setting film is expected to release in the feb, Movie marketed by Shaz Shabeer Strikers & Crew (Cochin)
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Gautham Vasudev Menon and his Photon Kathaas Productions in association with RS Infotainment and Madan have taken a decision to push their thriller Nadunisi Naaygal by a week! Earlier the film which has been censored with an 'A' certificate was to release on February 11. Gautham Menon's spokesperson said: "Nadunisi Naaygal is now slated for a February 18th release. We have pushed the release as Thoonganagaram and Yudham Sei are releasing on February 4th. The team believes it is healthy for the industry if all films have a good run at the box office and that a February 18th release will allow for breathing space between films".