Ad-film maker Jayendra has come up with a movie that is rich and glossy from the word go. With Siddharth in the scheme of things, the movie harps on big philosophy of life - how to face death? It is a tricky theme and thanks to writer Subha, Jayendra has managed to come up with convincing effort without confusing the audience.
The storyline may be familiar - a bubbly youth, who is certain to meet his fate and is caught between his lovers. But the narration makes the difference.
Produced by Agal Films and Sathyam Cinemas, the movie is dealt in a sophisticated manner. Catchy visuals, unexplored locales and good music coupled with a strong content is the hallmark of Nootrienbathu.
Ajay (Siddharth), with a serious look on his face lands in the temple town Kashi. An encounter with a young boy changes his outlook on the world and fear of death.Ajay now comes to Chennai and wants to spend the next 180 days of his life the way he wants. He rents a house owned by a couple S V S Murthy (Mouli) and Jayam (Geetha). He gets close with them and they start to treat him as their son. A do-gooder, Ajay lives life with a purpose. He gets along with everyone in the locality and he wins the admiration of everyone including Vidhya (Nithya Menon), a photo journalist. Ajay with the help of Vidya gets street children gets sponsorship for their education.Things take a turn when Vidhya opens her to heart to him. Ajay without informing her decides to leave Chennai. Vidhya meets with an accident. and the responsibility is on Ajay's shoulders to get her back to good health. Meanwhile, a flashback reveals that Ajay was a successful doctor in the US and was married to his lover Renu (Priya Anand). All goes well untill Ajay is diagnosed with cancer and it is revealed that he would die in the next six months. Cut to the present, Ajay takes Vidya to USA for treatment. Does Ajay meet his wife there? Does he accept Vidhya in his life? All unfolds in the second half.
Siddharth steals the show. He is casual in the first half. Nithya Menon, with her girl-next-door looks is almost perfect for the role. Priya Anand chips in with her best. Mouli walks away with aplause for his versatile performance.
On the whole, Nootrienbathu is rich, suave and stylish.