Review: Naalu Policesum Nalla Irundha Oorum (Tamil Movie)


நாலு போலிசும் நல்லா இருந்த ஊரும் (Naalu Policesum Nalla Irundha Oorum) is a Tamil movie written and directed by N. J. Srikrishna.

This is a very different movie, and I like such experimental movies.

சமீபத்துலே நான் பார்த்ததுலே இது ரொம்ப வித்தியாசமான படம். எனக்கு இம்மாதிரி படங்கள் பிடிக்கும்.

Gist: There is an ideal village in a remote corner of TN where there is a police station with four policemen, but no cases have been filed over the last 25 years. People are so good and helpful that even when a 10-Soverign gold chain is on the road, they leave it right there for the owner to come back and pick it up!!

Since there is no problem at all, higher authorities decide to close the police station and shift the policemen to problematic Ramanad where additional police force is needed. The protagonists (policemen), happily used to the lackluster life in that village, are now petrified about their new posting. They want to somehow “create” a case and justify the existence of the police station, so that they can continue to stay there.

What they do, and how their actions affect the people of the village inadvertently, forms the rest of the movie.

The first half is comedy and the second half is serious. முதற் பாதி நகைச்சுவை. இரண்டாம் பாதி சீரியஸ்.

The comedy in the first half is good, and I enjoyed the first half. The model village is “too model” — the goodness of people has been exaggerated so much!! Same with the second half — it is serious, and the seriousness has also been exaggerated too much.

I mean, can such good people for many years suddenly undergo a 180-degree character transformation? That’s not believable. The director has handled the story quite well, but I wish his focus was more on telling the story than twist the story to convey a message. But this is not a big deal as it keeps happening routinely in movies, especially in India.

I enjoyed the first half, but although I did not enjoy the second half immediately, I guess it will sink into me eventually. There is no happy ending or any kind of ending to this movie, and that’s a small gripe.

I like the theme and the story. This movie is very different attempt and I welcome and appreciate movies like that. I like the fact that Tamil directors are attempting such different movies and I, for one, would like to encourage them.

Like me, if you like different and experimental movies, you should see this movie in the theater.

உங்களுக்கும் வித்தியாசமான படங்கள் பிடிக்கும்னா தியேட்டர்ல பாருங்க.

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4 thoughts on “Review: Naalu Policesum Nalla Irundha Oorum (Tamil Movie)

  1. I thought it must be a different movie when I come to know about this and you confirmed it. I too support movie that experiment new concept and exists close to life or realistic. But I can’t watch this movie in theater as it wasn’t releasing in drive-in, so should wait for some time to catch it in TV/Home theater.

  2. It was indeed a different movie. Though such experimental attempts should be encouraged, the movie was far from entertaining.
    The logical thinking and the sequences in the movie where the people in the village shift gears so instantly was quite hard to comprehend. Personally, felt them quite irritating. And the director makes no attempt at a proper conclusion. Or maybe that was a deliberate attempt.
    The comedy did work in quite a few places though 🙂

    1. I agree there was no consistency in characterization and that the makers rushed in events just to covey a message. But it’s a different attempt, and only if more people start attempting movies like this, we’ll get better movies.

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