Irumbu Thirai Movie Review
Irumbu Thirai Movie Review

Irumbu Thirai Movie Review

DirectionP. S. Mithran
Samantha Akkineni
MusicYuvan Shankar Raja
CinematographyGeorge C. Williams
Production companyVishal Film Factory
Running Time161 mins
Release Date11th May 2018


Vishal’s latest outing ‘Irumbu Thirai’ carries a hard-hitting theme that we can never overcome at an ease. The reason is its basic premise, where our very own lives are so much encompassed with ‘Digitalization’ or in other words, toxically addicted to Gadgets. What we thinks is our personal space has millions eyes peeping into it. So every time you decide to upload something on your FB or try to transfer money through wire, you’ll have the fear or doubt knocking your mind how far things are safe.

Vishal is always open to newfangled thrillers, which had earlier seen as illustrative through Naan Sigappu Manithan and Samar. Over here, he escalates beyond the fictional aspect and touches the hardcore reality of how ‘Adhaar Cards’ and ‘Digital India’ could bring a massive blow to everyone if it goes into wrong hands. PS Mithran and his team of writers have done a great work by penning gripping screenplay. By the opening prologue, we’re introduced to what the film is all about following which the establishment of characters takes some time to brew up. By the point of intermission is where we feel that the movie has begun, but then the second half slightly gets itself elongated to a stretch beyond the mark it should have ended. Yes, an almost 170 minutes works out without any sluggish moments, but then, a 120Version would have been much more engrossing.

The portions involving Vishal and Samantha gives a clear cut similarity with Allu Arjun’s last week release ‘En Peyar Surya En Veedu India’ and ‘Maayavan’ as well. But things take a gripping stroke with Action King Arjun walking into the picture. Delhi Ganesh has done a fantastic work and his episodes are completely emotional. Although, the film is completely based on technological and cyber world, PS Mithran has worked best on family and relationships. Maybe, we can expect a decent family entertainer from the filmmaker in one among his upcoming projects. He is capable of such proficiency too.

Yuvan Shankar Raja’s background score is unparalleled, especially for the sequences involving Action King Arjun. Dhilip Subbarayan’s action choreography is stunning and it would him some accolades undoubtedly.

As on whole, Irumbu Thirai has a power packed story to tell that touches the realistic grounds, which will poke your minds to rethink about the way we are confined to the walls of gadgets and technology. This is a film that entertains and at the same time enlightens everyone about certain things that we should be aware about.

Irumbu Thirai Movie Review
  • Our Rating


Verdict: Leaves you deep in thinking as you walk out of theatres.

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