|Movie Cast||Suriya, Sai Pallavi, Rakul Preet Singh|
|Music Director||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Production Company||SR Prabhu|
|Release Date||May 31, 2019|
There are certain filmmakers who don’t give a damn about trends, formulaic stories and the most followed structure of film making. They do what they wanted to do with their own sensibilities giving the audience a new kind of storytelling and entertainment. They usually bring out the best of their actors and technicians and master their craft with the new avenues they explore. Most of their films acquire cult status over time. Sri Raghava who goes by the name “Selvaraghavan” is one such director with whom actors look forward most to work with. 7/G Brundavan Colony, Adavari Matalaku Ardhalevarule and Yuganiki Okkadu are his most loved films in Telugu. He is now coming with “NGK” which stars Suriya, Sai Pallavi and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles produced by Dream Warrior pictures. Let’s see how it works on us as it is releasing into theatres today.
Nanda Gopala Krishna a.k.a NGK (Suriya) is a postgraduate in Environmental engineering and he leaves his job and starts organic farming in his place. He collaborate with the regional farmers and makes organic farming a most followed technique which jeopardises the living of money lending mafia and agricultural brokers. They attack and NGK and his allies and warns them to stop what they are doing. He reaches out to the MLA of his area for help and he becomes involved in political landscape of his area. He chalks out a plan to reach greater heights in politics to do good to people. What is his plan? How he goes up in politics?
Cast and performance
Suriya has done a terrific work in this movie as NGK. This role brought out the best of Suriya after a long time. Sai Pallavi performance as a tough housewife is nice. Rakul Preet Singh is good. Devaraj is good in the role of the corrupted chief minister. Many of the actors are new to Telugu audience but are good in their roles.
The story of NGK is about the journey of a guy named NGK. The screenplay is flat and offers no highs or lows. The dialogues written irritate at times as they are mere translations of Tamil dialogues.
The tunes composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja are nice but the lyrics written play the spoilsport except for a song. He did a fantastic work in composing the background score. The cinematography by Sivakumar Vijayan is nice. Editing by Praveen KL is okay and it could have been better. Art department has done a nice work. Stunts and action sequences are composed well. The production values of Dream Warrior Pictures is grand.
Suriya as NGK
NGK is a story of a guy who enters into the political landscape and how he becomes the CM of a state using his wits and happenings for his political gains and purposes. The story of this film resembles “Nene Raju Nene Mantri” at a basic level and the treatment differs with the sensibilities of the directors. The first half of the movie sets the premise of the movie introducing the characters of the film. The second half shows the political journey of NGK. Usually, the audience expect some high moments from a political film like NGK but the film doesn’t serve those type of scenes. No matter how involved we are with the movie, the sequences and the proceedings look superficial. Though the film has everything a director or a maker dream of, it lacks what the audience expect or like and the screenplay fails to make audience connected. To sum up, NGK is a film you can watch if you are a fan of Suriya or Sri Raghava or both.