Promising director Ajay Gnanamuthu is back with Imaikkaa Nodigal after his debut horror hit Demonte Colony in 2015. This film falls in the crime thriller space and has a stellar cast led by Nayanthara and Atharvaa. It also marks Anurag Kashyap's acting debut in Tamil cinema.
The plot: Anjali (Nayanthara) is a CBI officer who has to stop serial killer Rudra (Anurag) from hunting down young people and collecting large sums as ransom. Anjali's younger brother Arjun (Atharvaa) and his girlfriend Krithi (Raashi Khanna) are also dragged into the Anjali -Rudra face-off. This is, however, not a straightforward 'police vs criminal' story. The director intrigues us with plot twists, role reversals and more character layers in the second half.
Final Word: Imaikkaa Nodigal is a highly rewarding experience in the crime thriller space. There are a few lulls in what is a largely arresting flick. Give it a shot.