Milind Rau’s ‘Netrikann’, on Disney Hotstar, is a solid genre thriller with Nayanthara’s most committed performance in ages

Posted on August 13, 2021


Spoilers ahead…

The opening credits say Lady Superstar Nayanthara and the film is named after a title from the original Superstar: Netrikkann. And Nayanthara gets a full-on heroine-intro shot: the camera focuses on her back first, and only later do we see the face. But what’s most impressive about Milind Rau’s thriller is how believable the heroism is. Sorry, how believable the heroine-ism is.

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