‘Nerkonda Paarvai’ , starring Ajith Kumar, may be the most important movie of the year

Posted on June 19, 2019


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Kollywood’s ‘Pink’ remake has the potential to change the heroine on screen as well as the hero off it.

On the surface, the trailer of Nerkonda Paarvai, the Pink remake directed by H Vinoth and starring Ajith Kumar, points to yet another movie a big star/hero would make. An early scene sets us up for a “hero introduction” shot. It’s night. The Ajith character is sitting on a park bench, and he’s not facing the camera, which is at a distance. There’s a wind about, blowing up dead leaves, like how we might expect in an action scene. But instead of giving us a series of “teaser shots” like this and slowly revealing Ajith’s face, the next time we see him, he’s facing us, in court, fully lit. He’s looking at Shraddha Srinath and asking: Are you a virgin? He repeats the line in Tamil: Neenga kanni-thanmai oda irukkeengala.

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