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Nerkonda Paarvai movie review and release: Highlights

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans said about Nerkonda Paarvai, starring Ajith, Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam and Andrea Tariang among others.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 9, 2019 7:44:29 am
Nerkonda Paarvai Nerkonda Paarvai is produced by Boney Kapoor.

Nerkonda Paarvai is Tamil superstar Ajith’s second film to release this year after Viswasam. The latter film, which was written and directed by Siva, released in cinemas during Pongal and became a hit despite clashing with Superstar Rajinikanth’s Petta.

If the early trends are anything to go by, Ajith is set to score another big victory at the box office with Nerkonda Paarvai. The film is the official remake of Bollywood film Pink (2016), which was directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.

Nerkonda Paarvai also seemingly holds emotional value for everyone involved in the project. It was Sridevi’s wish to make a movie in Tamil with Ajith under her husband Boney Kapoor’s production. Even Ajith had promised Sridevi during English Vinglish, in which he played a cameo, that he would do a film with her husband.

“I have managed to fulfil my wife Sridevi Kapoor’s dream (sic),” Boney Kapoor tweeted an emotional response on Tuesday as the film had its world premiere in Singapore.

It is also a timely film in light of the #MeToo movement. The central theme of Nerkonda Paarvai is consent. And the story follows the efforts of a feminist man to save three girls from public character assassination following a sexual assault attempt. It is one of the rare movies that talks about victim-blaming/shaming in sexual violence cases.

Ajith will be essaying the central role of a lawyer, which was originally played by veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan.

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16:59 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Nerkonda Paarvai: Our verdict

"In Bollywood film Pink's Tamil remake, director H Vinoth has explicitly added a backstory to Ajith’s Barath to make it easier for the audience to connect with the narration. Barath suffers depression due to the guilt of letting down his wife (Vidya Balan). Vinoth has been very liberal in spoon-feeding information to the audience. Given the sensitive nature of the subject, it’s understandable as to why Vinoth found it imperative to spell it out for the audience," wrote Indianexpress.com's film critic Manoj Kumar R in his Nerkonda Paarvai review.

Also read | Nerkonda Paarvai review: This is Ajith’s most significant social film

16:44 (IST)08 Aug 2019
I have managed to fullfil my wife Sridevi Kapoor’s dream: Boney Kapoor

Boney Kapoor tweeted earlier, "I am truly blessed 9am IST today Premiere Show of @nerkondapaarva will start in Singapore. I have managed to fullfil my wife Sridevi Kapoor’s dream. It couldn’t have been possible without the support of #AjithKumar #HVinoth, entire cast & technicians. I shall always cherish this."

16:32 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'Nerkonda Paarvai is the movie of the year'

Actor Krishna tweeted, "Therikavidalamaaaaaa😍😍😍😍😍 Thala Diwali from today #NerKondaPaarvai movie of the year ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ magic happens with thala on the screen and @thisisysr behind the screen 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽."

16:01 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'One of the most relevant issues handled in a mass hero's film'

PS Mithran wrote on his Twitter account, "#NerKondaPaarvai is intensity Max! One of the most relevant issues handled in a Mass Hero's film #HVinoth has nailed it with Razor sharp dialogues #Thala in one of his most emphatic roles! The uproar from the fans during the court scenes was extraordinary!"

15:48 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'Nerkonda Paarvai shows doing great in Bangalore'

@Ragsblr tweeted, "#NerKondaPaarvai Blockbuster reports from Bangalore city morning shows. Expecting extraordinary performance in Bangalore city this long weekend 🔥🔥#NKPFestivalBegins."

15:31 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'Powerful performance by Thala Ajith'

Dr. Dhananjayan BOFTA tweeted, "#NerKondaPaarvai along with a powerful performance by #ThalaAjith , it brings out the best in @ShraddhaSrinath #Abirami @thisisysr & very good debut by @RangarajPandeyR sir. Superb dialogues even if it was a remake. "No" means "No" by anyone friends. Let's follow that practice👍."

15:16 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'Wishing Ajith sir and the whole team a huge huge success'

"#NerKondaPaarvai 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥All the best to #ThalaAjith sir and the whole team for a huge huge success," tweeted Sanjay Bharathi.

15:03 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'The actor inside Ajith Kumar is roaring like a fierce tiger'

@itisprashanth tweeted, "#NerKondaPaarvai - Please book your tickets with your family. This is the most complete actor Ajith movie you will ever see. The actor inside Ajith Kumar is roaring like a fierce tiger. This man H Vinoth - Needs to be felicitated with a full rojapoo maalai !!"

14:45 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Nerkonda Paarvai will be a blockbuster success?

Archana Kalpathi tweeted, "All the very best to #Ajith Sir, #HVinoth @BoneyKapoor Sir and the entire cast and crew of #NerKondaPaarvai for Blockbuster success at the Boxoffice 😊 Looking forward to watching FDFS @agscinemas."

14:33 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'This is the most needed film for today'

"Best wishes to #Thala @BoneyKapoor sir #HVinoth my most fav @thisisysr and entire team of #NerKondaPaarvai Guess this is the most needed film for today and it’s best when it’s coming from the best 💛 can’t wait to watch #NKP in screens frm today," tweeted Shanthnu Buddy.

14:16 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Nerkonda Paarvai: Our verdict

Indianexpress.com's film critic Manoj Kumar R wrote in his Nerkonda Paarvai review, "Nerkonda Paarvai is a timely film that could significantly contribute to sensitising people to the plight of victims of sexual violence."

Also read | Nerkonda Paarvai movie review: This is Ajith’s most significant social film

13:51 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'NerKonda Paarvai is a much needed content-film'

Vikram Prabhu tweeted, "Wishing only success to the team of #NerKondaPaarvai A much needed content-film at this point in time. Kudos to #Ajith sir, #HVinoth and @BoneyKapoor sir for presenting it. 👍👍 #NKP."

13:27 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'Stellar performance by every character in every frame'

Rakesh Gowthaman tweeted, "Stellar performance by every character in every frame ... Well deserved action interval block with #ThalaAjith mass all the way !!!#NKPinRGBVettri #NerKondaPaarvaiFDFS."

13:14 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'Hats off to Thala for doing such a film'
12:51 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'One of the best performance by Ajith'

A fan @Nn84Naganatha tweeted, "#NerKondaPaarvai technically excellent impactful movi..👌👍One of best performance for #ThalaAjith 👏."

12:38 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Shraddha Srinath shares a video from the cinema hall
12:15 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Everything was worth it in the end: Shraddha Srinath

Shraddha Srinath tweeted, "As the end credits rolled on screen this morning, I finally let go of Meera. I felt proud of how she stood up against all odds and I cheered for her victory in my heart. Everything was worth it in the end."

12:00 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Kollywood is excited about Nerkonda Paarvai
11:45 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'Ajith and Shraddha Srinath shoulder the film all the way'

Journalist Haricharan Pudipeddi tweeted, "#NerKondaPaarvai is out on cinemas. It's the most powerful, star-backed Tamil film in a long time and that's what makes it unmissable. A majestic #AjithKumar and a terrific @ShraddhaSrinath shoulder the film all the way.

11:32 (IST)08 Aug 2019
'A big thank you' from Shraddha Srinath

Nerkonda Paarvai is also a significant film for Boney Kapoor as it marks his debut in the Tamil film industry. And, he entrusted the responsibility of such an important project to young filmmaker H Vinoth.

Vinoth is seemingly carving a niche for himself, thanks to his ability to make interesting thrillers. He made his debut with Sathuranga Vettai in 2014. He followed the heist thriller with a cop thriller, Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, which came out in 2017.

Nerkonda Paarvai seemingly falls out of Vinoth's comfort zone. It is a courtroom drama. And how well has he handled this prestigious project? It seems he has done quite well.

The reactions from the press screening in Chennai a couple of days ago suggest that Vinoth has tackled the issue of women's rights with a great deal of care and sensitivity. The film has received positive reviews from film journalists who were able to catch the special screening before the general public.

Besides Ajith, Nerkonda Paarvai also stars Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Andrea Tariang, Adhik Ravichandran, Delhi Ganesh and Rangaraj Pandey among others. Bollywood star Vidya Balan will make a cameo appearance in the film.