Naaigal Jaakirathai

Naaigal Jaakirathai

3.5 698 Ratings

Directed by : Shakti Soundar Rajan

Release Date : | Length : 152 Minutes

  • Critics Rating 3.0/5
  • MJ Rating 2.9/5
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“Naaigal Jakirathai is an interesting and sensible thriller packed with loads of entertainment. Though Sibiraj and others have given commendable performances, Idoh the dog is the true hero of the film. A Must Watch!”

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Though Sibiraj says Idoh, the German Shepherd dog, is the hero of the film, he invariably solves the crime in the end, with a great help from his best friend.

Sibiraj who goes by the name Karthik is haunted by the sound of a gunshot as his colleague was shot dead in a battle against a gang of abductors. Idoh, renamed Subramani, an obvious homage to Moondram Pirai suffers from a similar trauma. This leads to a better bonding for the duo.

In some cases, police officers are fired for not doing their duties properly, in most cases, police officers are threatened for taking their jobs seriously. Sibiraj's wife is kidnapped and buried alive in a coffin by Balaji Venugopal. Now, the police officer, and his dog-friend have to find her. Balaji lost his brother in the same battle, hence the revenge. He is evil eyes. He watches his victims die via a webcam in the coffin.

Naaigal Jaakirathai's length and comedy are applaudable but the point the director misses in the big picture is that solving a crime in six hours that too with limited knowledge of the crime is a wow arousing cinematic deviance. Sathyaraj might not have a starring role yet his presence is felt through references. More importantly, a sequel is in the store featuring Sibiraj and Chinnamani, Subramani's puppy. The sequel is countable as the first part is acceptable.

If films like K-9 and Turner & Hooch have inspired the plot of Naaigal Jaakirathai; a particular sequence where Sibiraj punches his way out of a coffin is not imaginable without Pai Mei's training in Kill Bill Volume 2 in which Uma Thurman springs out of a coffin all muddy and a little less energetic. But Sibiraj, a Tamil film lead, comes out as good as he went into the coffin unconsciously.

Dogs solving crimes is not new to Tamil cinema, still the genre is largely unexplored, in that way there's hope for Naaigal Jaakirathai and its sequel.

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