Naane Varuven Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Naane Varuven Aka Naane Varuvean"
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  • Runtime: 2 Hours 22 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 29-09-2022
  • Genre: Action
3 / 5.0

Naane Varuvean is a psychological thriller scripted by “Dhanush” and directed by “Selvaraghavan.” “Kalaippuli S Thanu” produced the film. Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the music. Cinematographer Om Prakash handled the camera and editing is by Bhuvan Srinivasan. Dhanush, Selvaraghavan, “Prabhu,” “Indhuja,” Yogi Babu, Elli Avram, Shelly Kishore, Aajeedh Khalique, and Saravana Subbiah are cast.


Prabhu and Kathir are twin brothers. Though they are twins, they needn’t have the same wavelength, isn't it? When Prabhu is a good-natured person, Kathir appears to be a psychopath. Prabhu gets married, and he has a daughter, Satya. Satya often gets dreams in which she sees Sonu. Sonu is an imaginary character. What does Sonu convey to her? What is Kathir’s role in Prabhu’s life? The rest of the film deals with this.

Star Performance

Dhanush has done a fantastic job in both roles. He has shown a vast difference in both roles and his body language is fantastic. Selvaraghavan’s role is interesting too. Indhuja is quite decent, and the kid who did the role of Satya is so natural.


Selvaraghavan has come up with a different script penned by Dhanush and directed it neatly. The characterization is good and suitable actors are picked for the main roles. The first half is gripping and where the movie loses its grip is in the predictable portions in the second half. The climax is not much interesting, as it has the usual formula. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is the fulcrum of the film. His BGM is terrific and gels well with the script and takes us on a journey along with the script. The visuals are super perfect, and the credit goes to Cinematographer Om Prakash. The editing is neat. The film has decent production values, and it is technically fantastic.

What’s There?

  • The performances of the stars are good
  • The first half is interesting
  • BGM and visuals are fantastic

What’s Not There?

  • Predictable scenes in the second half


Though there are a few loopholes in the film, for the performances, direction, visuals, and BGM, the film is watchable once!