Bangalore Naatkal is an Indian Tamil comedy drama film directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar, which is a remake of the 2014 Malayalam film Bangalore Days written and directed by Anjali Menon. Arjun (Arya), Kannan alias Kutty (Bobby Simha) and Divya(SriDivya) are inseparable cousins who have different dreams of their future , but one common dream is that they settle down in Bangalore and enjoy rest of their life. Arjun is a rebel from his childhood days, lives away from his from a dysfunctional family and enjoy lives to the movement but lacks commitment, Kutty lands in Bangalore in a software job but soon misses his native place and feels awkward living in the city. Divya who wants to pursue her studies is forced into marriage with Prasad (Rana) who resides at Bangalore. Arjun joins them in Bangalore as a racing Bike Mechanic and rest of story is how their lives go through a roller-coaster ride in their city of dreams.
Remakes are never easy as the original always has a cultural flavor, and the actors performances are always in a comparative mode. But the director made sure that he stuck to the original script and didn’t deviate and gave us a decent remake. SriDivya and Parvathy are key actors who never let their character down, For Rana it was huge step to doing a character like this but it could have been better. Arya gave us a decent performance, but Bobby Simha was a total mismatch for the character and his narration throughout the film made it sound awkward. Bangalore Naatkal maybe a decent flick for the ones who skipped the original version. I give it 4/10