Imaikkaa Nodigal Story
Director: R. Ajay Gnanamuthu
Imaikkaa Nodigal is a police procedural about the operations of a serial killer with a motive. His motive is to end the career and life of ACP Anjali Vikramadithyan. When the city of Bengaluru is plagued by serial killings, the police have no choice but to bring Anjali to the charge. Anjali had brought down Rudhra, five years ago, a serial killer. He was declared dead. As an experienced hand, Anjali's services sought and she takes it on her to find who the current serial killer is.
But our serial killer is not one to kill and stay calm until the next blow. He challenges the police saying that he is Rudhra and he is not dead. A stunned Anjali tries to nab him. But unfortunately, fate has other ideas. Anjali's brother, Dr. Arjun who goes to Bengaluru to patch up with his love, Krithika Rao, enters the scene and is promptly made a victim of the scheming of Rudhra. The serial killer kidnaps Krithika and when Arjun goes to save her life, he is framed as Rudhra and is arrested and Anjali is suspended. This is when Arjun uncovers a shocking truth.
What is that shocking truth? How Rudhra came back from death? And how Anjali and Arjun uncover the new Rudhra? The answers to all these questions form the rest of the story. Imaikkaa Nodigal received high critical acclaim when it was released. Riding on the ever-growing popularity of Nayanthara as the lady superstar, and a slick narration, the thriller was a huge box office success. Nayanthara, Anurag Kashyap, and Atharvaa's performances are well received.