Based on a real-life don, nayagan (1987) is a superb godfather-inspired crime film situated in the slums of bombay. one of the best ever to do it, kamal hassan’s portrayal of velu naicker is legendary and there is absolutely no one that can top that performance. this is one of those films that did everything right and there isn’t anything to pinpoint and criticise. tracing the life trajectory of an underworld don, we follow the protagonist from his rise all the way up to his demise and it is done in realistic fashion. the script is taut and gritty and it does not contain any unnecessary scenes that seems forced we like in most movies. the narrative style is dark and as the viewer, you’re pretty much watching the movie with the feeling of a twisted gut as you sit in eagerness to watch what comes next. the cinematography is excellent as it captures the essence of slum life in bombay exactly how it should be and the colors used in the film are dark as how the entire tone of the film is. illayaraaja’s background score is haunting and his music plays a very important and effective role in the film. the relationships between the various characters in the film are complex but delivered subtly. be it a father-daughter, father-son, husband-wife relationship, the struggles and the bond are handled maturely and these are the scenes that will leave a lump in your throat. timeless and a true classic, nayagan will b**w you away no matter how many times you watch it. nayagan (1987), cinematic brilliance. 5/5! 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿❤️
"it's a little tough sometimes for my mom and the kids when people are all looking at me. i let children slide, it's one thing for children to laugh and look, maybe point. i have a problem when grown a*s people are laughing. like, what are you laughing at? you don't even know what my story is or what i'm dealing with. i could have cancer. and you're pointing and you're laughing. grow up. you never know what could happen to you. and i mean this from the bottom of my heart. adults, grow up."
~ nicole, 42 @nicolealopecia
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