Indru Netru Naalai (இன்று நேற்று நாளை) is a Tamil Movie — Science Fiction, Comedy/Drama. I saw this movie today morning at AGS Cinemas, Villivakkam.
Movie Review in one word: Super!
ஒரு வரியிலே சொல்லனும்னா: ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு!
What will happen if a common man (three people, in this case) get a Time Machine, accidentally? Vishnu Vishal (Hero), Karunakaran, and a budding scientist locate one which was sent to the present from future (2065 Chennai is Mind boggling!). But the scientist goes into coma and the time machine is in the hands of the remaining two people. And one of them happens to be a Josiyar (soothsayer).
Obviously they will want to make a business out of it!
So the two start a service where they help people recover anything that’s missing/lost, and they start making good money. The Hero even impresses the Heroine’s (Mia George) father with his accurate ‘mathematical’ stock forecasting capabilities 😛
During one of their trips to the past while recovering a lost medal, they make a crucial mistake (unknowing to themselves) that will save the villain and bring him back into their lives causing havoc.
They try to go back and correct their mistake, but the time machine is damaged and they are faced with a situation where they’ll be able to go to the past, but cannot return.
What will they do?
The story/script is excellent. I was fearing there might be too much scientific mumbo-jumbo, but fortunately they keep the science behind time travel in the back seat and focus on the story — events and consequences.
Actually, time travel is a confusing subject and I have seen movies/read books that confuse the audience/readers and make the whole thing seem illogical. Surprisingly, the makers of this movie have handled the ‘logic’ part of time travel quite well. I am sure even a common man, who has no knowledge about time travel, etc. will be able to understand the events presented in the movie without confusion. Kudos to the team for keeping it simple and clear.
The comedy in this movie WORKS. It’s not a full length comedy, as drama takes the center stage, but the humor is effective where ever it is used. I am glad for that. Both the Hero’s friend and the villain have acted very well in their roles. Others have also done well, but these two stand out.
Although the movie runs for two-and-a-half hours, I didn’t feel it was lengthy or dragging anywhere. I was immersed into the story and was anticipating what will happen next — the twists were good and unexpected. The script is indeed strong.
There is a minor inconsistency at the climax: The time machine was programmed to burst after the glitch, so how can it go back to its original time? Also, although the message is good, will the hero actually be able to convince the heroine’s rich father just because he got a job? The scenes in the end seem to have been rushed to accommodate the message, but it’s too short to be an issue.
I enjoyed this movie — experimental movies in genres like this should be welcomed and I hope people will encourage it (and have a good time) by watching it in the theater. It’s definitely worth your time and money — Go See 🙂
தியேட்டர்ல பொய் பார்க்க வேண்டிய படம். நல்லா எடுத்திருக்காங்க 🙂
PS: BTW, that selfie with Mahatma Gandhi you see in the poster doesn’t actually happen in the movie, although I wish it did! Creative advertising 🙂