|Music||Darbuka Siva - B Ajaneesh Loknath|
Udhayanidhi Stalin is a photographer who takes care of his father - J Mahendran's famous photo studio in their village. He is also close with MS Bhaskaran who owns a lamination shop right next to their studio. Udhayanidhi harbours feelings for Parvathy Nair since they were kids, which turns into a relationship once they grow up.
In this situation, Parvathy goes to a different city to pursue her higher education. While it strains her relationship with Udhayanidhi they continue to be in love with each other. But, her father who has been against their affair from the beginning, successfully brainwashes Parvathy to let go for Udhayanidhi and gets her married to another white collor guy.
Udhayanidhi stays heartbroken and betrayed for awhile until he meets Namitha Pramod, who walks in to his studio one day and then insults him that he is only capable of clicking ram-rod portraits and not candids. Udhayanidhi's ego takes a hurt and tries to capture her in beautiful candids. On the process of doing so he unknowingly gets attracted and eventually falls in love with her. After he is satisfied with the pictures he sends it to her, who in turn gets impressed with him.
In the mean team, while their love blossoms, he gets in trouble with Samuthirakani who beats him up in public. A humiliated Udhayanidhi then takes a vow that he will wear his footwear only after taking his revenge on Samuthirakani. Soon after that unfortunate vengeance, he get's to know that Namitha Pramod is Samuthirakani's sister. How he takes revenge, convince Namitha to let him do so to her brother, ask her family's blessings for their marriage and whether he gets to wears his slippers again forms the crux of the story.
Udhayanidhi Stalin who is known for selecting comedy oriented scripts, in the recent past has been taking up challenging ones. After Manithan, the actor is back with another down to earth performance which is sure to strike a chord with the crowd. He looks natural and pulls of his character with such simplicity which suits the story well.
Parvathy Nair's role in the film is a question, as her character does not have much of an importance other than being the hero's love interest. Yet, she has done a decent job. It's Namitha Pramod who steals all the credits away, as she gets a solid role to pull off and has successfully impressed all the viewers with her performance in her debut movie in Tamil.
Ace director and actor Mahendran has delivered an impressive performance, likewise MS Bhaskar and Imman Annachi both have done a decent job. Samuthirakani has helped in penning the dialogues and his negative shade character is one to look out for, as the talented actor like always has pulled it off with such ease. Finally, Karuna Karan who plays a pivotal role in the film and his comedy works well.
Ace director Priyadarshan who is predominately known for his works in Malayalam and Hindi, is known in Kollywood for a handful of content driven films. Breaking the image, he has now delivered a feel good movie. Nimir, is a honest remake of a critically acclaimed Malayalam film Maheshinte Prathikaaram, with a few changes here and there to suit the tastes of Tamil audience.
It is not easy to remake a film, and maintain the same essence and thrill of the original one. Though Nimir has been recreated well, it has to be seen whether it will be accepted by the audience as it is, as the film's screenplay is slow and breezy till the end. Yet, compared to the original version, Nimir could have been shaped in a tad differently so that it will be more appreciated.
Trending music directors, B Ajaneesh Loknath and Darbuka Sivahave have handled the music department, and together they have attempted to recreate the nostalgic feel one gets when they listen to old music. And it works well as it is in sync with the film's breezy genre. NK Ekambaram's cinematography skills come to the fore, and his shots add an extra layer of liveliness to the film.
In short, Nimir, is a feel good movie.