Bangalore Naatkal Movie Review - a Faithful Remake of the Original

Bangalore Naatkal Movie Review

Bangalore Naatkal is directed by 'Bommarillu' Baskar, the director who made the original version of Santhosh Subramaniyam in Telugu.

Release date: 04 Feb 2016Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cast: Arya, Bobby Simha, Rana Daggubati, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Sri Divya, Parvathi, Raai Laxmi and many others Directed by Bhaskaran Natarajan
Music by Gopi SundarCinematography KV Guhan
Edited by Marthand K Venkatesh Production company Bommarillu Bhaskar Cinema, PVP Cinema
Distributed by PVP CinemaRuntime: 156 Minutes
Language Tamil CBFC Rating 'U'

Being a remake of Bangalore Days, we have to really clarify that this is not going to beat the original by any means. When movies like Drishyam and Papanasam has so many differences despite an amazing cast, it is obvious that this one has its share of good and bad too.

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • ► Multiple star cast is a highlight for the movie

  • ► The feel good mood has been maintained despite being made frame by frame

  • ► Arya is ok while Sri Divya doesn't disappoint too much in Nazriya's place

  • ► Music and presentationc

What's not?

  • ► Cut, copy paste formula will surely annoy original Bangalore Days lovers

  • ► Chemistry between the main three is missing


In terms of story, Bangalore Naatkal has very little to offer. It's a life journey about three cousins Arya, Simha and Sri Divya who is married to Rana. Rana has a past with Samantha while Arya and Simha has different goals in life. They try to find their dream girl in Bangalore. Do they?

The Cast

First things first! People who have watched the Malayalam original will definitely find faults and it is natural. But, for a first timer who watches Bangalore Naatkal , it is enjoyable in most parts. Arya does his job, Sri Divya is cute in some places while Simha despite his annoying moustache. Rana is nowhere near acting but he emotes to the scenes as required.

The Team

Director Baskar definitely deserves an applause for recreating the entire movie with a new cast. He didn't risk too much. Even some songs from the Malayalam version has been remade for Banglaore Natkal.

If you are watching it for the first time, it will bring a smile to your face. For others, you can keep expectations aside and still enjoy this one to a good extent.

Bottom line - an interesting tale about friendship and love that's a good addition to Kollywood.

Certified Fresh - YES!

Stars - 3.5/5

Bangalore Naatkal Movie Trailer

Bangalore Naatkal Movie Trailer

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