Nayyapudai is all about an ex-serviceman with a past, played by SA Chandrashekar, and a journalist (Pa Vijay) who share similar ideas about society, and feel the need to reform it. The duo come across a corrupt police officer M S Baskar, and a local rowdy Motta Rajendran. How they take on the cop and the goon forms the crux of the film.
SA Chandrashekar, the man behind the making of two top stars- Vijayakanth and Vijay, delivers good in his acting debut Nayyapudai. Essaying the role of a 73 year old retired military officer, he advocates the concept that age is no bar to fight odds. SAC should be lauded for taking up daredevil scenes at this age with ease. He has given a realistic portrayal with convincing action stunts, and the much needed punch lines.
Pa Vijay who essays a meaty role in the film, has delivered an impressive performance. Chandini appears as an eye candy, and has done her part well. After a pretty long gap Mottai Rajendran appears as a hardcore villain, and has once again proved his acting expertise. The supporting cast which includes M S Baskar, Aadukalam Naren, Vijau Chandrasekhar and Master Jackson, have done justice to their respective roles. Music by Taj Noor is to the average. Jeevan’s cinematography is just okay, and so are the other departments.
On the whole, Nayyapudai is all about combining ‘military power and media power’. Though the film is an age-old story of one man heroisim, who wages a war against the evils in the society, with a typical cliched style narration, the film can be watched for its good message.