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Jyothika-Bala film Naachiyaar to release on February 16

Bala’s Naachiyaar, starring Jyothika and GV Pakash Kumar, was originally slated to hit the screens on February 9.

regional movies Updated: Jan 22, 2018 09:35 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Nachiyaar stars Jyothika and GV Prakash in the leading roles.

After winning over audiences and critics alike with her performance as a documentary filmmaker in Magalir Mattum, Jyothika returns as a foul-mouthed cop in Bala’s Naachiyaar, which was originally slated to hit the screens on February 9. Now, the makers have pushed the release by a week and via an official poster have confirmed February 16 as the new release date. The film also stars composer-actor GV Prakash Kumar in a crucial role. Initially, speculations were rife that that the film is inspired from the real life of serial killer Jayaprakash, who murdered his relatives in Valasaravakkam in the ‘80s.

The film’s teaser was released last year in November and going by the visuals, it doesn’t look like GV plays the murderer, while Jyothika’s look and action in the teaser is convincing enough. GV Prakash’s character seems unlike any other that he has portrayed before, but his look does appear to be a mix of Vikram and Suriya in Bala’s Pithamagan. The film has music composed by Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja. It must be noted that Ilaiyaraaja won the National Film Award for ‘Best Background Score’ for his tremendous work in Bala’s last outing Thaarai Thappattai, which tanked at the box office. Since Naachiyaar marks the fifth collaboration between Raja and Bala, the expectation among music connoisseurs is palpable on social media platforms.

Naachiyar was originally supposed to release alongside Sai Pallavi’s Karu, which has been directed by Vijay. In the film, Pallavi plays the mother of a young girl and the film’s theme touches upon abortion.

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First Published: Jan 22, 2018 09:35 IST