‘Nibunan’ directed by ace filmmaker Arun Vaidyanathan was touted to be a kick-ass movie, knowing the kind of films he has directed in the past. Expectation from this Tamil neo noir crime thriller were definitely high as it was lead actor Arjun Sarja’s 150th film. The movie will be released in other languages as well but looks like it has received average response from the critics. Though Arjun’s character Ranjith Kalidoss has received thumbs up, the movie has turned out to be a predictable one. Let’s take a look at some of the reviews of ‘Nibunan’: Also Read - South Actor Arjun Sarja's Daughter, Aishwarya Arjun Tests Positive For COVID-19, Quarantined at Home
Hindustan Times: Arun Vaidyanathan, who made smashing Tamil directorial debut with Achchamundu Achchamundu, falters with Nibunan. This Arjun starrer gets predictable and tedious beyond a point. Nibunan, on many levels, is one of those thrillers that don’t fully work to its potential. Nibunan is Action King Arjun’s 150th film and it’s a relief to watch him to play his age, even in overtly sophisticated look throughout the film. (ALSO READ: Ninnu Kori Movie Review: Nani, Nivetha Thomas, Aadhi Pinisetty’s Unconventional Love Story Makes This Film A Must Watch) Also Read - Tamilrockers: Tamil Film Kolaigaran Hit by Piracy on First Day of Its Release
The Indian Express: The movie progresses at a considerable pace, only mildly hampered by the romance between Kalidas and Shilpa (Shruthi Hariharan). The cinematography, while plays mildly with colours, is fairly straightforward. On the whole, Nibunan feels like the middle bencher in school. It doesn’t surprise you, for good or for worse. Also Read - #MeToo: Kannada Actress Sruthi Hariharan Files Sexual Harassment Case Against Actor Arjun Sarja
Sify: Arjun looks stylish and delivered a subtle performance comparing to his previous films. Arvind Krishna’s cinematography is a big plus for Nibunan whereas music by Navin could’ve been better, especially the background score. Overall, Nibunan is a watchable whodunit thriller with elements to satisfy its target audiences.
The Hindu: Arjun’s choice for his 150th film is appropriate – there are many instances in it to justify the title ‘Action King’ bestowed on him. He plays Ranjith with a quiet sincerity that has been the actor’s hallmark in most of his landmark films. Nibunan has its share of good moments, but it comes to audiences barely a week after they’ve watched Vikram Vedha. Unfortunately, good might just not be enough these days. (ALSO READ: Vikram Vedha Movie Review: R Madhavan And Vijay Sethupathi’s Film Is A Power Packed Action Entertainer)
‘Nibunan’ featuring Prasanna, Vaibhav, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Sruthi Hariharan in key roles has hit the silver screens today.