Nandha Gopalan Kumaran aka NGK is an engineering graduate who is into organic farming. He faces a lot of troubles from a local politician. It inspires him to become one as well. How does Suriya tackle all the odds and become one?
Will Nandha Gopalan Kumaran be able to do any good for the people by mending his way?
NGK is truly a performance of Suriya that will be talked about for several years to come. He has adopted a different body language and the film has brought in a new dimension of him.
Sai Pallavi has the ability to gel into any kind of character and make it believable for everyone. Her character is not just reduced as a housewife but is also pivotal to the story.
For a long time now, we have seen Rakul Preet Singh in commercial films either in a glamourous or homely role. NGK has brought out a new side of Rakul.
Director Selvaraghavan has come up with a very simple storyline and has elevated into a political thriller which has his own trademark touches.
The film arrives truly 30 minutes before the interval and from there on it takes off with pace and has a lot of whistle worthy moments.
Suriya as Nandha Gopalan Kumaran has lived his role. His performance stands out among the rest and this will definitely be one of his best performances in a long time to come.
Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja’s background music is a huge asset to NGK and Thandalkaaran song is a blast to watch it on screen.
Cinematography by Sivakumar Vikatan needs a special mention as he has managed to bring in many tones that are in sync with the mood of the scene.
Suriya’s romantic scenes with Sai Pallavi were adorable and delightful to watch onscreen.
The film picks up slowly and the second half will test your patience. Though there were a handful of moments in the second half, it was a bit underwhelming.
Rakul Preet’s portions felt quite unnecessary for the plot as it didn’t have much to take the story forward. Also, there are a lot of unbelievable moments sprinkled here and there which will put you off.
Selvaraghavan’s NGK could have been an intriguing political thriller. But, the film falls flat in the second half due to the wafer-thin screenplay in the second half. There are a lot of misses than hits in the second half.