Iraivi Movie Review

Direction & Writer : Karthik Subbaraj
Producer : CV Kumar
Cast : S. J. Surya | Vijay Sethupathi | Bobby Simha | Anjali | Karunakaran
Music : Santhosh Narayanan
Cinematography : Sivakumar Vijayan
Editor : Vivek Harshan
Production company : Thirukumaran Entertainment
Running Time : 160 mins

Though the title refers Goddess, the film mainly focus on the complicated relationships and life happenings of three men who are related to each other. It also talks about how men take women for granted and how men feel superior over women and about male ego. The similar plot we have seen earlier in few Balachander and Balu Mahendara films, which is missing in current generation film making.

A multistarrer film with three main leads – Vijay Sethupathy, SJ Suryah and Bobby Simha. The one who surprises us with rocking performance is SJ Suryha, As a drunkard, disappointed person Arul, he just killed it.Watch out for the climax scene and his conversation with vijay sethupathy in the pre-climax portion. First half entirely belongs to S J Suryah. Film takes him to the next level of acting.

Vijay Sethupathy as Michael, a loyalist to Arul. It’s a cakewalk role for him and he nailed it with matured & well settled performance. Since we have already seen him in the similar roles, it gives a feel like he has underplayed the role.Bobby simhaa doesn’t have much scope to perform. As younger brother of Arul, he played his part well. Don’t expect a ‘Jiggarthanda’ Assault Sethu here.

Film has three lead ladies – Anjali, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Pooja Devariya. One who scores among them is Anjali. She has given a brilliant performance. Anjali – Vijay Sethupathi scenes are worth mentioning. Pooja as a modern bold girl and Kamalini as SJ Surya’s wife. Kamalini – SJ Surya conversation scenes are pretty interesting.

Other supporting characters includes Karunakaran, Radharavi, Cheenu Mohan, Kaali Venkat, Vadivukkarasi and Karthikeyan. Cheenu Mohan has done a good job. Radharavi, as usual he has played his part with no complaints. it should be mentioned that this is going to be a truly different role in Vadivukkarasi’s career. Karunakaran did justice to his role.

Music is composed by Santhosh Narayanan. His third venture with Karthik Subburaj. This combo did wonders earlier.Songs are pretty good. He proves yet again why he is best in Back Ground Music score. But, In few places the BGM overshadows the dialogues. He does a cameo as well. Songs are visually captured beautifully.

Sivakumar Vijayan’s Cinematography is apt for the mood of the movie. Film length is around 160 minutes. Vivek Harshen has done a good job in editing. Dance choreography needs a special mention, credits to Sheriff master, especially the ‘Dusta’ and ‘Onnu rendu’ songs. Film has been released with U/A, there are few scenes which justifies this censor certificate.

This is the third film for Karthik Subbaraj, he had cleverly implemented his experience in short films in feature films. Simple plot boosted by very well written screenplay. Dialogues are outstanding. The way he presented the content in a poetic way is lovely. Each character has been etched with sheer perfection. Well deserved Kudos for this director.

Highlights of the film are – Bold presentation, Performance of SJ Surya, Vijay Sethupathy and Anjali, Thoughtful dialogues, Music, Interval and climax portions. Though the film has emotion, comedy, songs & love – we can’t classify this under a typical commercial entertainer. It is for those who love to watch a different cinema, You will come out of the theatre with satisfaction of watching a good film.

Iraivi Movie Review
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Iraivi : A poetic tale of complicated relationships

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