Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah Reviewby MyMazaa.com
Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah is about two youngsters, Jai [Raghavachari] and Nazriya Nazim [Priya], who are born and brought up in a traditional Brahmin (Vaishnava) family. The duo changes their names as Abubaker and Ayesha and board the same train. During their journey Ayesha is bothered by a baddie and Abubaker helps her to get over the situation. Later the duo develop liking for each other and simultaneously start acquiring knowledge about Islam. In the process Abubaker joins a Muslim guru, whose daughter falls for him. On the other side, the lead pair unfolds eachothers original identity and calls off their marriage. How will Raghavachari solve his problem? Who will Abubaker marry? forms the crux of Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah...
Jai is at his usual best. He has delivered a neat performance with good timing. Jai scores one more performance wise.
Nazriya looks cute in both Hindu and Muslim traditional outfits. Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah is an add up to her list of Neram, Raja Rani and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum.
The actor who played Muslim Guru and his daughter are up to the mark. A promising debut by Heebah Patel, her expressions in Chillendra song are quite good.
Director Anees has to be appreciated for the story and apt choice of cast and crew for the film. But the filmmaker has to workout on the screenplay and the avoidance of commercial compromises could have been better. He has to be tapped for the end credits that end up at Plot-Form No. TEN, symbolically.
Ghibran's music and background scores have supported the movie more than needed. If not Ghibran's music Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah would have been boring. Comaparatively Islamic flavour of the movie are redeemed to perfection. Songs like Enthaaraa Enthaaraa, Chillendraand Kannukkul Pothivaipen, are already chartbusters.
Loganathan's fine looking cinematography is best supported by the art department. Especially, the frame including Nazriya in the midst of Rangoli is excellent.
Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah is a perfect script with only 130 mins running time. So, no complaints with editing.
Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah aka TEN is regretted even after having an engaging story line with well supported performers and talented crew.
Following many Tamil films, even Anees choose to show Tamil Brahmans in a stereoscopic way, while Muslim traditions and customs are well portrayed. However, the filmmaker failed to convey the importance of celebrating these rituals, which would have added weight-age to the movie.
Screenplay, purposeless second love track and a forced fight scene are huge backdrops of TEN, while the movie has fine directorial touches in the End Cards with a glimpse of complete cast and crew with equipment on tracks, which ends at platform number TEN.