“No means No” – This was a statement made by Amitabh Bachchan in the original version of Pink, which became predominantly familiar across the places. Yes, we do have our protagonist here, played by Ajith Kumar uttering the same by the final moments. He elaborates saying, “No isn’t just a letter or word, it’s a sentence… It encompasses so much of meaning”. This happens to be the essence of Nerkonda Paarvai, which gives a deep impact. The film’s premise is set around three girls, who on the situation of getting molested has one among them Meera (Shraddha Srinath) smashing a bottle into pieces attacking one of the guys (Arjun Chidambaram). This leads to a severe trouble, where these women are constantly troubled by them. But a retired lawyer, who stays opposite to these girls’ house, keeps remains as a staunch observer of the hell they are going through. With a dark past that urged him to leave the courtroom forever, he gets back into the battleground for getting justice.
H Vinoth has done a neat justice to the original script by recreating the same impact. Maybe, the courtroom drama might be something new to the contemporary bunch of audiences, but the way, it has been executed, especially for the tension that is build through BGM and dialogues are appreciable. Ajith Kumar underplays in many portions of the film. The writers of the original version have crafted the protagonist’s role in such a way that he appears only in few portions of first half, but his presence is felt everywhere. H Vinoth has neatly tried modifying the role here by inserting the inner conflicts and yes, the massive transformation by the interval seems to be a director Siva touch, which will theatres in mammoth applause.
Shraddha Srinath and Abhirami Venkatachalam have given an intense life to the film through their roles. It’s really difficult an artiste to recreate the roles that are already established with the original version. These actresses definitely need a special mention and tons of appreciations. On the other hand, Rangaraj Pandey’s familiarity through the TV shows has become an additional advantage. Usually, actors like Prakash Raj are opted for this role, but kudos to H Vinoth for ideating on Rangaraj Pandey.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s musical score helps a lot over nurturing the first half. The second half gets much better with the drama as there are lots of conversations happening.
Films like Nerkonda Paarvai are definitely the need of this hour, owning to the crisis that is dominating our society. In particular, Ajith Kumar proves to be a real ace star. Just when many leading South Indian artistes had appreciated the original version ‘Pink’, but didn’t want to take it up, he made a bold decision to remake it.