Nawab is the movie which has brought Mani Ratnam back into the spotlight. This movie stands at par with Mani Ratnam’s evergreen hits like Roja, Bombay and many others. Nawab is one of those movies that leave you in a grey area, where the good and the bad are represented with white and black respectively. The only thing that matters in such a world is power. One cannot be too quick to judge as to who is on the good side and who is on the bad side in this movie. The dilemma it creates in the minds of the audience is what makes this movie all the more interesting.
We would like to provide more than 5 reasons, but there is no fun in narrating the whole story.
- Nawab is a movie by Mani Ratnam, which in itself is one solid good reason to watch it. Though he lost his way with the movie Kaatru Veliyidai, Nawab has brought him back on track. He manages to show the struggle for power and control in a completely different way and tries to deliver an unspoken message of greed knowing no relations.
- Simbu, Arun Vijay and Arvind Swamy delivered their best performances to date and that is one more reason to watch this movie. The trio have performed exceptionally as the hungry wolves that surround a dying animal.
- One more reason to watch this movie is the female cast. Jyothika, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aishwarya Rajesh and Dayana Erappa took over the movie with their brilliant performances. Jyothika plays the role of the eldest daughter in law of the house and is witty, sharp and quick with retorts. Aditi Rao Hydari plays the role of Vardha (Arvind Swamy’s) girlfriend and controls the whole scenario without being a part of the household.
- The storyline of the movie is another asset to the movie. The story revolves around three insecure brothers who are desperate to reassure themselves they mean something with power in hand. On the other hand, Prakash Raj, their father, is also an insecure and desperate man who is afraid to trust his sons and hand them the reins of his empire. A battle of egos and control is prevalent throughout the movie.
- A. R. Rahman, the musical genius, has composed the music of this movie. Right from the background score to the movie’s theme song ‘Segalu Chimmuthondi,’ the music deserves a special mention.