Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA (2013)
Movie: Nagaraja Cholan MA MLA (U)
Cast: Sathyaraj, Mirdhula, Seeman, Varsha, Raghu Manivannan
Director: Manivannan
Producer: K Suresh, S Ravichandran
Music: James Vasanthan
Genre: Action, Comedy, Political
Run Time: 145 Mins
Release Date : 10 May 2013

Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA (2013)

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Directed by Manivannan, the film is a sequel to `Amaithi Padai` which is till date considered one of the best political films Kollywood has churned out. `Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA` stars Sathyaraj and Seeman in leading roles. Some of the film`s supporting actors include Mrudala, Komal Sharma and Varsha. Manivannan and Raghu Manivannan. The movie cannot be logically termed as a sequel as the storyline does not take off from the previous film in the series. The movie is Manivannan’s 50th film as director and Sathyaraj has essayed his most famous role of Nagaraja Cholan.

Nagaraja Cholan MA MLA (Sathyaraj) is your typical-crooked, money minded politician. He re-enters Tamil politics after a short gap and gets the post of Deputy CM (by blackmailing the CM). And Manimaran (Manivannan) is his assistant in all the bad deeds. Nagaraja Cholan first mission is selling the forest areas to a multi-national Swedish firm. In the process, he decides to bump-off three forest officials, who denies to approve the plan. This leads to trouble. Thangavel (Sathyaraj) enters, the CBI official who takes up the case. Now the cat and mouse game begins. Then there is Seeman, a loyal government servant who also decides to fight against the atrocities done by Nagaraja Cholan MA MLA.

2 Reviews

  1. Behindwoods

    For all those Amaidhi Padai fans and Sathyaraj lovers, Nagaraja Cholan has some enjoyable moments.

    Undoubtedly, the highlights of the film are its razor sharp dialogues and the crackling chemistry between Sathyaraj and Manivannan. Dialogues dipped in sarcasm, reflecting the current political scenario occupy the centre stage of Nagaraja Cholan.

    Manivannan plays the perfect foil for Sathyaraj. There is one more character in the form of Sathyaraj’s son played by Raghu Manivannan who is adequate in his role. Seeman as the socially conscious individual becomes responsible for the unintentional laughter when he mouths powerful dialogues as stoically as possible.

    There are plenty of dialogues taking abundant digs at the present political scenario from power cuts to freebies to Vijaykanth. These are the enjoyable moments of the film.

    Technically camera work is neat and functional and James Vasanthan’s music is not anything that you will recall when you leave the theatre.

    Although the dialogues and chemistry of Sathyaraj-Manivannan combo are the positives of the film, the strong punch that should have been created due to these factors is missing in Nagaraja Cholan. The movie does not grip you for the 150 odd minutes, nor does it bore you. There are dips but they are not much felt mainly due to Sathyaraj and Manivannan.

  2. 7/10

    Watch it for Sathyaraj and Manivannan!

    As expected, the electrifying combination of Sathyaraj and Manivannan rocks. Their witty oneliners and sacarstic jokes evokes laughter. But the screenplay lacks clarity, which Amaithi Padai had… Manivannan’s story is completely half baked and needs some fine tuning. The film needs an urgent trimming to increase the pace. The rest of the starcast has done their role well. Sankar’s cinematography is average and James Vasanthan’s music fits the bill.

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