Sarath Kumar's Nam Nadu is a important film for Sarath Kumar, which has hit the screen at a time when the actor has taken a new avatar of a political party leader. Interestingly, the movie dwells on the political ideologies of Sarath Kumar and is more a political propaganda film from Sarath.
A remake of Malayalam hit Lion, the movie is directed by Suresh, who in the past had churned out hits like Arasu and Gambheeram starring Sarath Kumar.
Nam Nadu throws light on the contemporary political scenario in the State and the need to cleanse the system. In brief, it is about a youth, who goes on to become a State Minister with a mission to render good governance.
The emotional drama between a father and son forms the backdrop. Alavandhar (Nasser), the corrupt Education Minister wants to become the Chief Minister. With his son-in-laws Sathya and Ilamaran (Saran Raj and Ponvannan), an IPS & IAS officer respectively, he tries all means to disturb peace in the State and end up becoming the Chief Minister.
But the father meets his match in the son Mutthazhagan (Sarath Kumar). A honest youth wing leader of the ruling party, Mutthazhagan opposes his father.
Realizing that he should be in power to take on is father, Mutthazhagan contests elections against his father. He defeats his father and eventually becomes the Home Minister.
How he goes to cleanse the system forms the crux.
Sarath Kumar fits the bill well. As an aspiring politician, he has brought out his emotions well. In action-packed scenes, Sarath Kumar is at the helm. Nasser impresses as the corrupt politician. Ramesh Kanna with his comical dialogues does contribute his best.
Debutant heroine Karthika has had an average outing. She appears in few scenes and couple of romantic duets. The rest of the cast includes Vijayakumar, Manivannan, Saran Raj, Ponvannan, Pragathy, Riyaz Khan, Deepu, Abhitha, Raj Kapoor and Sriman.
Director Suresh has rendered a 'formula' film devoid of any item numbers, lewd dialogues and gore scenes.
On the flip side, several scenes lacks conviction and the songs prove a hurdle to the pace of the screenplay.