The plot revolves around a young man who finds himself caught in crossfire between two rival forces. How he tries to extricate himself and save his love forms the rest. Debutant Rajapandi (apprenticed with Maniratnam) who has directed some ads and TV serials helms the film. With an intriguing screenplay and with enough twists and turns to keep up the momentum, the film is a racy, riveting action-suspense thriller.
Vijay Vasanth (his home production) essays the role of Vijay who sticks film posters on walls. The actor’s controlled and mature handling of his character, should get him noticed and take him to the next level. The film opens with Vijay getting bashed up by goons and lying unconscious in hospital. Burma, a powerful politician (Rahman fits in suitably) suspecting Vijay, the carrier of his money, of double crossing him tries to track the money route. The film steps into the flashback mode depicting how Vijay came to be involved with Burma. The narration at times has a jumpy uneven feel, but the momentum rarely slackens.
The early scenes breezy and light, depict Vijay’s bonding with his indulgent mother (Saranya), his outing with his friend (Ashwin) and his attraction towards Madhu, a nurse (Mahima). Mahima gets to do more than a typical heroine.
The entry of a new player Partibhan (Prabhu) in the game, accelerates the pace. Prabhu makes a dramatic entry. Looking good, he plays Partibhan with a lot of style and attitude.
There is another flashback to explain Partibhan’s involvement with the happenings. Sukanya as a crucial player in the money laundering act and Ramaiah as Burma’s confidante lends adequate support. The fights are realistically choreographed. The climax at the Koyambedu market is impressively worked out, the twist at the end appreciable. ‘Ennamo Nadakkuthu’ is an impressive work from a debutant maker.