Naan Sigappu Manithan is the latest movie to hit the screens for this weekend. The movie stars actor Vishal and actress Lakshmi Menon in the lead role, with director Thiru taking the helm behind the scenes. Many of the Tamil cinema movies have tried to exploit some peculiar medical conditions by using them as core plot in their tales. Many movies have made ripples with the likes of Chandramukhi, Ghajini and Anniyan. Naan Sigappu Maninthan tries to follow this suit by introducing a new medical condition to Tamil cinema called narcolepsy.
Indran (Vishal) has a medical condition called narcolepsy, which puts him in sleep whenever he is excited even slightly. That means that he is not up for any thrills and excitements of an average human life, not even the slightest. He manages to fall in love with Meera (Lakshmi Menon) even with his condition. On one unfortunate night, Indran and Meera are attacked by strangers who use Indran’s medical condition to their advantage and rape Meera, who is already carrying Indran’s child. After this fateful incident, Meera is down with coma and Indran decides to hunt down the attackers on his own. Can he do it with his strange medical condition?
Director Thiru once again takes up the plot of individual battle of lead role in Naan Sigappu Manithan after his Samar with the same actor Vishal. This is movie is better and more intelligent than Samar, and this fact could have forced Vishal to produce the movie himself.
The first half of Naan Sigappu Manithan has humor and love track exploiting the medical condition of the lead role. There are many interesting sequences pertaining to Indran’s condition. The movie’s main juncture, as usual, takes place with the unfortunate incident committed to the lead couple.
The second half of the movie is where a slight disappointment comes up. There is a flashback, which is not quite surprising and really twisted. The climax is gory but still Indran’s rage is not portrayed on screen effectively.