‘Natpe Thunai’ Movie Review!

‘Natpe Thunai’ is a slight slip in the ‘goal’!

Reviews 6-Apr-2019 5:30 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction: D. Parthiban Desingu

Production: Sundar C.Kushboo

Cast:Hiphop Tamizha Adhi, Anagha, Karu Pazhaniappan, RJ Vigneshkanth

Music: Hiphop Tamizha

Cinematography: Aravinnd Singh

Editor: Fenny Oliver

After ‘Meesaya Murukku’ we knew that ‘Hiphop Tamizha’ Adhi is coming up to screens with a sports film ‘Natpe Thunai’ directed by Parthiban Desingu. Will this film fall in the list of recent trend with sports films in Kollywood?


Helping to build a vast factory over the river banks with his influence, the local politician Karu Pazhaniappan joins with an International corporate company for earning lots of money through the Government owned and very old hockey ground which is located in Karaikal. Hearing about the news, the hockey coach Harish Uthaman who trains the passionate players for a very long, gets shock for the unexpected crisis. As a rescuer for the issue, ‘Hiphop Tamizha’ Adhi comes to play a terrific game in a while such that who he is, what connection does he have with hockey and how he pulls the ground to safer hands from the politician and the corporate company is revealed in the thrilling climax of ‘Natpe Thunai’!


However it has been revealed as a complete sports film before the release, Parthiban Desingu has moved the screenplay of this sports film with comedy, romance, friendship and sentiment aspects whereas the different view with many elements have been well attempted in ‘Natpe Thunai’. Starting off with many commercial aspects in the beginning the first half might be lagging out such that the film seems to have the thrilling plot revelation only before 20 minutes of the interval block which will definitely stop us for moving away from our seats. Gradually moving with the approaching second half, it can’t be without denying that 30 minutes long climax sequence might makes us feel the drag in the film. Swinging with songs and background songs often, music has been familiarized among youngsters much before the release and had claps even in screens. Besides that, the film seemed to have so much of music in the plot having fast moving sports genre. Apart from all that, music, cinematography and editing have played the major roles in ‘Natpe Thunai’.


Abruptly understandable that ‘Hiphop Tamizha’ has been with a great concentration and care in choosing characters through the 2 of his movies which is well proved by the great applause on screens for him mainly in the buildup scenes. His performance in entertaining scenes, romance and also in serious sentiment portions has also been effectively witnessed with improvisations. Pairing up with Adhi for the first time, Anagha has done a normal heroine character whereas she seems to be not involved in the second half. With an apt body language and dialogue delivery, Karu Pazhaniappan has proved to be the exact choice for the political role. It seems no social media sensations will be remaining or seen in any other films, the cast of the film has almost most of the prominent faces of YouTube sensations. Last but not the least, Kausalya, Pandiarajan and many others played their supporting roles well.

What works?

1) Screenplay which will be energizing youngsters

2) Thrilling second half

3) Cinematography and editing

What doesn’t work?

1) First half with more unwanted scenes

2) Some of the clichés

On the whole, ‘Natpe Thunai’ has been made with the pure efforts of understanding the pulse of recent youth generation. If it has been still more involved with many interesting elements in this entertainment filled sports film, ‘Natpe Thunai’ would have won trophies in the movie release game this week.

Verdict: ‘Natpe Thunai’ is a slight slip in the ‘goal’!

Ratings: 5.5/10

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