Review: Iravukku Aayiram Kangal: Twist in this tale

By Mariayn Jennifer Published on May 12, 2018 06:31 PM IST

Chennai: Iravukku Aayiram Kangal has more logic than magic, which other Tamil films lack. Written and directed by debutante Mu Maran, it is an action-thriller that is enagaging. Arulnithi deserves credit for trying his hands at a genre, less tried in contemporary Tamil cinema.

Mahima Nambiar and Ajmal play key roles in the movie that is filled with enough twists and turns, which makes it an apt detective flick. Produced by G Dilli Babu of Axess Film Factory, the movie reminds us of the crime dramas that were once popular in Tamil cinema.

The entire movie is been narrated in a non-linear manner. The way the filmmaker has told the story is gripping and at places even unpredictable. One of the positives of the movie is its duration - two hours. Not depending on songs, Maran has come up with a sensible script that is loaded with suspense at every turn. Sam C S's background score is big plus.

Thought it reminds one of the BGM in yesteryear flicks on the genre, it helps retain the suspense and drama.

The theme of the Iravukku Aayiram Kangal is every person has two side - a good and bad. You never know who you can trust or what their character is. The mask outside conceals a great deal of details inside.

So what is the story? Bharath (Arulnithi) and Susheela (Mahima Nambiar) are love birds who want to get married. Ganesh (Ajmal) runs a blackmailing network, that targets rich, older men for money. Ganesh develops a lust for Susheela and decided to blackmail her to sleep with him. This brings Bharath to the forefront. A murder happens and all arrows are pointed towards Bharath, who tries to uncover the mystery to clear his name.

Tangled within this plot are Vasanth (John Vijay), Vyjayanthi (Lakshmi Ramakrishnan), Roopala (Chaya Singh), Murugesan (Anandha Raj), Anitha (Vishya Pradeep), Maya (Suja Varunee) and Naren (Aadukalam Naren).

The movie is very strong on the technical side. Any well-written screenplay needs good camera angles to bring out the right emotion.

Cinematography by Aravind Singh has done this exactly. The key is always in detailing. Editing by San Lokesh is sharp and to the point. The cherry on top is music by Sam CS. Be it expressing emotions or drama or murder, the composer has brought it out well.

An intense drama Iravukku Aayiram Kangal is sure to keep you glued to your seats.