Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren is a satirical comedy on the epic Ramayana trying to explore the concept of good and evil between Ram and Ravan in a comedic way. Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren is a genre breaker in Tamil cinema as a narrative like this has never been explored before. Film also breaks the fourth wall at many stages where director directly communicates to the audience and he also tackles the first, second and third person narration in order to shift the form of narrative, which is very unique.
Characters of the film are aware that they are in the film as well as pretend that the plot is unpredictable which generates a whole new form of comedy as far as film narration is concerned. Vijay Sethupathi is on a roll, he is extraordinary with his comic timing without going over the top even for once. He keeps it very realistic and engaging for the audience as he is the central character of the film. Sethupathi acts both good and evil part in order to break the myth of Ramayan and present both sides of the argument to the audience.
Arumuga Kumar’s direction is fantastic as his camera angles speak a whole language through themselves and plot structure has over 4 points of conflict in order to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. One can not sit blank mind in this comedy or will miss the nuances in the screenplay that are just made of gold. Gautam Karthik’s performance is commendable as he matches the beats with Sethupathi’s rhythm in the film. Vijay continues the streak of brilliance that he started with Vikram Vedha in Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren. Film si quite extraordinary and avant garde in many aspects and should be seen by as many people as possible in order to promote this unique voice of content.