Naachiyaar (2018) is a different type of film from Director Bala. It is about a teenage love and an honest police officer. Naachiyaar IPS (played by Jyothika) is investigating a rape case, where both the victim and the accused are under-age, requiring it be handled with care. Appearing as the young labourer G. V. Prakash Kumar has given an outstanding performance, matching him is the actress Ivana – a good find for Kollywood. Jyothika has excelled in the cell torture scenes.
The plot comes out weak, everything happens conveniently for the director. The film had a bit of resemblance to Vazhakku Enn 18/9 (2012). Considering it’s a film by Bala I was looking for a deep social message – there was none to be found. The usuals, wealthy and the corrupt are shown in poor light, that’s it.