Director: Anand Shankar
Cast: Vijay Devarakonda, Sathyaraj, Nassar
Written and directed by Anand Shankar, NOTA is a neatly packaged crisp political thriller set in Tamilnadu. It is an immensely engaging movie with the right amount of twists and turns, and relies entirely on the solid performances of its ensemble cast.
It is not easy to present a political thriller without including comedy, romance, duets or a single action scene and Anand Shankar’s brave attempt is laudable.
Varun (Vijay Devarakonda) is the carefree son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Vinothan (Nassar). Born with a silver spoon, Varun aspires to become a video game developer who is an avid gamer too. He likes to hang out with his friends and party hard.
The movie takes a dig at almost all the popular political parties and recent political events. But the familiarity of the situations make a few jokes predictable. The film could have been a lot better had it concentrated more on the political part, than the other subplots and drama. The film tells us that there are a lot of problems with the political scenario of the country. We’ve already seen it in films like Mudhalvan. But that is addressed only at the end which turns out to be too late, but still a positive finish.
The film belongs to Vijay Devarakonda who has given a riveting performance. He is there in almost all frames and along with Nasser and Sathyaraj, the young superstar holds the film together.
Sam CS background music is pleasant, but the songs could have been better. Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran’s visuals makes the movie grand.