Nibunan Synopis : A senior cop and his team of two are after a serial killer who is giving them nightmares. Shocked after finding who the next possible victim is going to be, the cop tracks down the assassin with the help of various clues.
Nibunan Review : Nibunan is the 150th film of ‘Action King’ Arjun. One cannot be blamed if he/she expects the movie to be an out-and-out action flick, loaded with ample chase scenes, gun fights and high-octane moments. Instead, Nibunan is a thriller loaded with suspense, mystery, serial murders, sentiments and more. And yes, it has action, too, though not to the extent one expects from someone whose name is synonymous with stylish fights, kicks and punches.
A whodunit, the story gets going when an anonymous box with a mysterious doll and some numbers on it is found at a police station. Dedicated and intelligent cop Ranjith Kalidoss (Arjun) and his assistants Joseph (Prasanna) and Vandana (Varalaxmi) are clueless about the doll. It is a little late when they come to know that the details on the doll are clues conveyed by an unknown murderer. They try to track the murderer, but a couple of more murders happen in a similar fashion, with intriguing modus operandi behind it. They somehow crack things one by one, and at one point, Ranjith discovers who the next victim is going to be. And he has a reason to believe in his theory, which comes as a shock to his assistants and senior officials.
Meanwhile, Ranjith suffers from a disease and it starts taking a toll on his career. His wife (Sruthi Hariharan), daughter, and brother (Vaibhav) are with him to take good care. The murderer follows the movements of Ranjith and team and is on a killing spree, always leaving clue for the next murder. The team finally goes after a case which was closed a few years ago as they find a link between the happenings in the past and present.
Arjun looks stylish and suave as the fit and honest officer, and he excels in the couple of action blocks he gets. Varalaxmi and Prasanna have enough space for their roles and are good as the protagonist’s aides. Sruthi Hariharan strikes a good chemistry with Arjun and her casting as a concerned and loving wife is apt. Vaibhav has little to do. Suman and Suhasini appear in the crucial moments of the film.
The cinematography and background score are major pluses in this fast-paced suspense thriller. The way the team arrives at conclusions, solves the mystery and interprets the clues left by the murderer are sure to engage viewers who are fans of thriller genre, though the motive behind the assassination isn’t anything new. But watch it for the suspense-filled plot which has decent family moments, the surprise killer and the way the team uncovers the mystery through mind games.