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Five reasons to watch Priyadharshan-Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Nimir

It has been raining remakes in Kollywood. If Sathya and Ritchie were two films last year, this year opened with Suriya's Thaana Serndha Kootam, a remake of Akshay Kumar's Special 26. Another remake is about to hit the screens this week and it is Udhaynidhi Stalin's Nimir.

Five reasons to watch Priyadharshan Udhayanidhi Stalin Nimir

It has been raining remakes in Kollywood. If Sathya and Ritchie were two films last year, this year opened with Suriya's Thaana Serndha Kootam, a remake of Akshay Kumar's Special 26. Another remake is about to hit the screens this week and it is Udhaynidhi Stalin's Nimir. Helmed by veteran director Priyadharshan, here are five reasons why you should catch it on screen.

Five reasons to watch Priyadharshan Udhayanidhi Stalin Nimir

Remake of Maheshinte Prathikaram

Nimir is a remake of Dileep Pothan's Maheshinte Prathikaram. Starring Fahadh Faasil in the lead, the film was Dileep's debut project. Opening to rave reviews, the film went on to garner national awards for Best feature film in Malayalam and also for Original Screenplay.

Five reasons to watch Priyadharshan Udhayanidhi Stalin Nimir

Director Priyadharshan

While the original was directed by Dileep Pothan, Nimir is helmed by ace director Priyadharshan. The Padmashri awardee is known for his work across languages. Nimir will be his seventh film in Tamil following the much acclaimed Sila Samayangal starring Prakash Raj.

Five reasons to watch Priyadharshan Udhayanidhi Stalin Nimir

Udhaynidhi Stalin

Udhay plays the role of a photographer from a small-town. In sync with his past successes, the actor has a great track record with roles that are close to the common man. It would be of interest to see how he has portrayed the role originally essayed by Fahadh.

Five reasons to watch Priyadharshan Udhayanidhi Stalin Nimir

Darbuka Siva and Ajaneesh Loknath

Darbuka Siva and Ajaneesh Lokanath have produced an album that is rooted in nativity and rich in classical sounds. The music lends a beautiful throwback to the 80s, in a very refreshing way. With a story firmly placed in the rural areas, the music is bound to sound even better with the visuals.

Five reasons to watch Priyadharshan Udhayanidhi Stalin Nimir

Slice-of-life drama

Maheshinte Prathikaram, despite the telling title, is a revenge story in the unlikeliest fashion. A feel good, slice-of-life drama, is a more apt way to describe the film. If the remake is as flavoursome as the original, it is bound to strike a chord with the audience.