Movie: Nadigayin Diary
Star Cast: Suresh Krishna, Sana Khan, Aravind Akash
Direction: Anil Kumar
Production: P J Thomas
The film industry seems obsessed with personalities, especially those it has thrown up. The lives and times of actresses have always kept the rumour mills always interested. Sexy siren Silk Smitha was one of the many whose times have always had people interested. If Bollywood chose to come up with a film based on her life, then ‘Oru Nadigayin Diary’ seems to be the southern industry’s answer to ‘The Dirty Picture.’
Supriya (Sana Khan) hailing from a poor family, wants to become an actress. She manages to impress a film director, who casts her in his project and changes her name to ‘Smitha’. She does a good job and becomes a popular starlet overnight. Enters RK (Suresh Krishna), a rich entrepreneur. He bails Smitha out of some trouble she finds herself in. She is told to stay in his bungalow and slowly the two get close to each other and fall in love. RK begins to take care of her professional commitments.
There is a twist when Subin, son of RK, makes an entry. Smitha is shocked to know that RK is married and has a grown-up son too. As it happens, Subin is attracted to Smitha immediately and falls for. What happens then forms the rest of the movie.
Comparisons with Vidya Balan’s ‘The Dirty Picture’ will be inevitable but the director claimed to have chronicled the life of Silk Smitha, who rose from a humble background to immense popularity and faced intense scrutiny and pressures from several sides. The film came in with a lot of expectations but does it live up to them is the question. It does alternate between good and mediocre and the pace doesn’t match up too. While the rise of Smitha happens rather steadily, her fall is shown as happening pretty quickly, which leaves audiences a bit puzzled.
Cast and Crew Analaysis
Sana Khan, who has been struggling to make an impact in Kollywood, has come up with a noteworthy performance and can expect to find some offers come her way. The model-turned-actress, it must be said has portrayed the hugely popular Silk Smitha to the best of her ability and needs to keep improving to be counted among the sought-after starlets. The performance of the other actors passes muster.
Sana Khan’s performance and good Background music
Story, screenplay and the way it has been executed
Nadigayin Diary – All hype and no substance