Selvam (Udhayanidhi Stalin) who runs a photo studio in a small town runs a simple life without any ambitions or concern.His only wish is to marry his childhood sweet heart Valli (Parvatii Nair) who is working in the City. His normal life is turned upside down when he is pulled between a street where he gets humiliated. He decides to take revenge and also vows to be barefoot until he lays hand on the concerned party.He is tested further when his lover too abandons him and marries a wealthy prospect. How Selvam gets back to his feet and regains his humility is the rest of the story.
Remade from Maheshinte Prathikaaram by Dileesh Pothan , Nimir partially fulfils the original. The film which needed soulful performance, fails in the hands of Udhayanidhi who tries his level best. The film which could have exploited the father-son relationship or a failed lover’s story, dies midway. The only best performance comes from Selvam’s father played by the veteran director Mahendran. Other characters fail to stay in your mind. But Nimir also keeps your mind placid as it takes you into a life of simplicity away from extravagant sets, item numbers and unwanted punch lines and shows lush country side which visually enslave us. Nimir gets 5/10