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Naanum Rowdydhaan (2015)

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A wannabe rowdy who falls for a hearing-impaired girl faces a dilemma when the girl makes a shocking request.


Vignesh Shivan


Vignesh Shivan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vijay Sethupathi ... Pondy Pandi
Nayanthara ... Kadhambari
Parthiban ... Killivalavan
Radhika Sarathkumar ... Inspector Meenakumari
RJ Balaji ... Junior Rowdy
Anandraj ... Pondicherry Don
Motta Rajendran ... Don Raja (as Rajendran)
Azhagam Perumal ... Inspector Ravikumar
Meenakshi Meenakshi ... Baby
Mansoor Ali Khan ... Mansoor
Surya Vijay Sethupathi Surya Vijay Sethupathi ... Young Pandi
Rajavel Thatha Rajavel Thatha ... Rahul
R. Sundarajan ... Kilivalavan's Advisor
Anikha Surendran ... Young Kaathambari
R.N.R. Manohar R.N.R. Manohar ... Kilivalavan's Thalaivar


Pandi, son of a lady inspector in Pondicherry is a wannabe rowdy whose life-time ambition is to become a fearsome don but is an extremely fearful & jovial lad otherwise. He falls for the hearing impaired Kadhambari and tries to accomplish her request to take on the dreaded don, Killivalavan. Written by PipingHotViews

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Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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It is the second movie of the director Vignesh Shivan. See more »

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In the UK, censorship cuts were made to violence for a '12A' rated theatrical release. The affected material removed detail of men being stabbed in the chest and sight of knives being withdrawn from people's bodies. See more »


References Mugamoodi (2012) See more »


Produced by Anirudh Ravichander
Written by Vignesh Shivan
Performed by Anirudh Ravichander
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Laughter Riot
30 October 2015 | by SivakumarBalachandranSee all my reviews

Naanum Rowdy Dhaan - NRD (2015) Review: (press see more to read complete review) NRD is a straight sit back, relax entertainment type of movie where we have to set aside our logical brains and enjoy the simple yet enjoyable ride with Nayantara and Vijay Sethupathi. Coming to the plot as we can guess from the trailers and promos it is very straight. An aspiring soft core Rowdy falls for a deaf girl and wins her love. With all necessary ingredients like good music simple day to day cinematography and a pinch over dose of cringe humour. Now what makes the movie stand out is its simplicity in the flow or narration with normal locations like Pondicherry and Chennai with comic tit bits from all sides of the cast. Nothing about the movie will be serious may it be a murder or sympathy over a deaf girl or stabbing or kicking or even a mother's sentiment. So I can say compare it with Mr.Bean types where prime aim is laughter. So don't enter thinking this movie will have life changing experience or message. That's all about the plot. Coming to the casting, obliviously first is the heroine of the movie which is played by the lady superstar of Tamil cinema, the dazzling and dusky Nayantara. What can I say? This lady has captured all the hearts through her roles that she has been playing recently. This time she portrays and convinces us as "Kadhambari" a Deaf yet bold as well as innocent (I mean usually the Genelia types of role). She is fresh with her new simple elegant slim looks. Our versatile hero Vijay Sethupathi takes up the role of Pandi from Pondy has done justice with his shaved looks but felt he was looking a bit older for this type of role. Other than these two we have Parthiban as the real rowdy again what he does is serious but shown in a funny manner. It was a good addition support from RJ Balaji and Ananth Raj who cracked jokes when they were on screen. Music by Anirudh who has hit the right chords to win youth hearts of today. The album on overall has good numbers to listen. Particularly "Yennai maatrum Kadhale" and "Neeyum naanum" are competing additions to the top 10 songs of 2015. Other technicalities where well in place to a level what was required. Now the verdict would be with all positives I felt it was a pure laughter riot. But deserves not more than 6.

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