Nayak is a movie about India's current condition and a way out. A Great movie. A thoughtful process. Nayak has it all.
This is a remake of Shankar's own south film Madhalvan in Hindi. The director has made an awesome spectacle of a film with Nayak.
It's no family drama with some crying trash thrown in. It's a thoughtful and a gripping story with exhilarating performances. It's the great story that grips the audience through Shankar's brilliance.
The movie is an excellent commentary on politics and the power of one man. The powerful idealism is wonderful, yet for some it detracts from the movie. The love story is touching as well.
Rahman's music is excellent. His typical Western Classical beats mixed with traditional Indian music with some Marathi influence. Picturization is brilliant especially in the song, Saiyaan. This film contains superior special effects and CGI for its time, unlike others who have no sense of using CGI effectively and non-garishly, Shankar has created beautiful sequences for the songs. The cinematography is breathtaking, a joy to the eye.
A bravura performance from Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri and Paresh were worth watching and the sensuous Rani Mukerjee although underused only adds to the films beauty.