Naachiyaar: Jyothika comes back as a badass cop
The official teaser for Bala's Naachiyar is out and the film that stars Jyothika and GV Prakash in lead roles is one of the most highly anticipated Tamil film trailer of this year. The movie seems to be an out-and-out crime thriller set in the world of cops and slums filled with plenty of chase sequences, action, and thrill. Naachiyaar is also said to have Rockline Venkatesh in a crucial role.
Though nothing about the plot has been released yet, speculation is rife that the movie traces the real-life story of a murderer behind the death of nine of his family members back in the '80s. Bala's films are known for showcasing harsh reality, and GV Prakash's look tells us that he is probably playing the typical Bala-style grey character.
We also see Jyothika, who comes back after a year, in a never before seen avatar. This is also Jyothika's first film since her comeback which isn't a home production. She makes a stark difference to the lighthearted roles essayed in Magalir Mattum and 36 Vayadhinile. The ruthless cop sports a red bindi and swears in Tamil in the trailer. She can also be seen doing some action sequences, including a car chase. But whether she is the good or bad cop is yet to be revealed. Jyothika has played the villain in films like Pachchaikili Muthucharam and Chandramukhi when she was at the top of her career. Jyothika has also signed up to perform at Mani Ratnam's next.
Another interesting aspect of the teaser is that it features an intriguing background score by Ilaiyarajaa which sets up the mood for a thriller. The duo has given several hits in the past and expectations are high for this movie as well.
Bala's last few films have not done well in box office and he will be looking to revive his fortunes this time. Produced by B Studios and EON Studios, Naachiyaar, is set to release in 2018.