Natchathiram Nagargiradhu is a romantic musical Tamil film directed by Pa Ranjith. The film explores the idea of love and the politics behind it and also deals with different facets of love and LGBTQIA themes. The film has received mixed reviews from the audience and critics. Megastar Rajinikanth lauded Natchathiram Nagargiradhu calling it Pa Ranjith’s best work.
Rajinikanth and Ranjith have previously worked together in two Tamil films titled Kabali and Kaala. Earlier, Pa Ranjith revealed that he was depressed after Kabali received negative reviews. The film didn’t go as planned and didn’t fulfill the makers’ expectations. He is now elated after receiving praise from Tamil superstar Rajinikanth for his latest release.
Pa Ranjith took to Twitter and wrote: “I am extremely touched by the appreciation from our #superstar @rajinikanth sir after watching Natchathiram Nagargiradhu. ‘This is your best work in terms of direction, writing, casting the performers, art, cinematography, music so far’ are the exact words that he quoted.”
Recently, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had praise Pa Ranjith’s latest Tamil film Natchathiram Nagargiradhu, which he saw in a special screening in Mumbai recently. Calling it his favourite film of Ranjith, the Dobaaraa director took to Instagram to review the movie in a long post. He said the film about love and how it needs to survive above all prejudice and hatred.
Bollywood’s ace director Anurag Kashyap too praised Natchathiram Nagargiradhu. He called it his favorite film of Ranjith, sharing his review for the movie. The filmmaker who recently release his film Dobaaraa penned a long note appreciating the film. He shared the poster and a picture with Pa Ranjith on Instagram.
Anurag wrote, “Saw Natchathiram Nagargiradhu last night. The uncensored version. This is a film playing inside Pa Ranjith’s head. There is an order in his chaotic mind. Where so many of his identities are having conversations and conflicting with each other. They just want to be and in order to be, they have to assert themselves and hold on to their grounds.”
He further added, “It’s a film about love and how it needs to survive above all prejudice and hatred. Rene in the film imbibes the spirit of Pa Ranjith. This is his most personal work and my favourite Pa Ranjith film. He is his most vulnerable and naked in this film. Special mention for all the wonderful actors and the music and the cinematographer and the editor and the whole crew.”
Natchathiram Nagargiradhu written and directed by Pa Ranjith was released in theaters on 31st August. It’s been six days and still receiving positive feedback. The film stars Kalidas Jayaram, Kalaiarasan and Dushara Vijayan in pivotal roles.