“The state of today’s politics is best illustrated by a scene in NGK when the eponymous protagonist, Nanda Gopalan Kumaran (Suriya turning up, as always), returns to his family after consenting to join a political party. You’d think he just told them he’s been diagnosed with terminal illness.”
“I never truly understood what Meghna brings to her relationship with Dev, save for a supposed air of arrogance which turns bizarrely into unbearable clinginess. I think even she doesn’t get it, for, she keeps asking Dev why he’s into her.”
The villain, Sodalai (SJ Suryah, who is joyously mental in the film and its main attraction), seems inspired by The Joker. He’s constantly cackling, and the relish with which he observes people who wail is an idea for the ages.