Production: Studio Green
Cast: Mehreen Pirzada, Nassar, Sathyaraj, Vijay Deverakonda, Yaashika Aanand
Direction: Aanand Shankar
Screenplay: Aanand Shankar, Shan Karuppusamy
Story: Shan Karuppusamy
Music: Sam CS
Cinematography: Santhana Krishnan
The Chief Minister Nasser faces imprisonment in the illegal asset case, and he makes his son Varun (Vijay Deverakonda) as the temporary CM until his return. Varun, who hates the role initially, changes as the movie goes by, and tries to bring in the change to his state.
After three successful movies which gained him fans even in Tamil Nadu, Vijay Deverakonda makes an impressive debut in Tamil cinema with NOTA. Despite the fact that the movie has a lot of stars who are known for their acting skills, Vijay Deverakonda carries the movie single-handedly.
Varun (Vijay Deverakonda) who is a party freak and someone who stays away from the politics. When we first see him, he parties like there’s no tomorrow. When he was made the temporary Chief Minister by his father (Nasser), he first resists. He states that he doesn’t even know who is the Governor of the state is and he even needs someone else to dress him up in Dhoti. He feels bad about all those banners which the parties keep for the politician, he hates when his party men bow down. He is afraid that his friends will turn him into a meme topic on Facebook.
With the movie slowly progress, we see Vijay Deverakonda slowly transform into a youngster who is desperate to bring in the change for the state. It is Vijay Deverakonda’s performance that makes us buy all the transformation. Though he still needs to work more on his slang, the actor has done well on the facial expressions.
Though the movie has performers like MS Bhaskar, Sathyaraj, Nasser, and Sanchana, the characters are under-written. Thus, not engaging.
The movie takes a dig at current politics in Tamil Nadu which are quite relatable and funny. Other than that, there isn’t much in the movie, and it falls flat near the end.
The background score by Sam CS was good, but the songs could’ve been better. Santhana Krishnan has done a commanding job with the camera so is the editor, Raymond.
On the whole, the movie is definitely watchable. It’s entertaining.