Iravukku Aayiram Kangal
‘Iravukku Aayiram Kangal’, as the title suggests, is about a series of incidents that take place in one night. But that’s not all, as the film has more and more to it, and you have to laud director Mu Maran for that.
A journalist-turned-filmmaker, Maran has made ‘IAK’ as a gripping whodunit thriller that turns out to be a pleasing watch for those who love murder mysteries.
An action thriller with a running length of 2 hours, around 60 per cent of the film has been shot during night times and major portions were in rain.
Coming to the story, Bharath (Arulnithi), a cab driver, is in love with Susheela (Mahima Nambiar), a nurse. She meets with some trouble one day and gets rescued by Ganesh (Ajmal).
Slowly she realises that Ganesh is a womaniser, and moreover, a gang led by him is into blackmailing many for money, after knowing their personal secrets.
With Susheela’s friend Rupali (Chay Singh) too falling prey to Ganesh, Susheela complains about him to Bharath, who goes to Ganesh’s house on a rainy night to teach a lesson to him.
In the meantime, industrialists Murugesan (Anandraj) and Narein (Aadukalam Narein) too are there to bump off Ganesh, as they too are affected by him.
But to their shock, they find Maaya (Suja Varunee), a member of Ganesh’s team is murdered at his residence. While they run to save themselves, there is Vyjayanthi (Lakshmy Ramakrishnan), a crime novelist, who wants to pen this as her 50th work.
Arulnithi impresses once again with his choice of script and subtle yet strong performance. Every actor in the film has equal prominence. Mahima Nambiar, Anandraj, Naren, Vidya Pradeep, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan and others have understood their characters well and performed accordingly.
Music and cinematography add to the intensity of the movie, which doesn’t test our patience anywhere. Maran has made an impressive directorial debut with this film and he has a bright career path ahead.
Rating: 4 out of 5