Game of hearts
Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum
Director Ranjit Jeyakodi, whose ‘Puriyatha Puthir’ starring Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathri in the lead threw light on a gang which is behind obscene videos of women- an issue which has become a reality now thanks to the Pollachi sexual assault case- has come up with his next offering ‘Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum’.
The film is an urban love story and deals with a man who has anger management issues and a woman who is practical and gives her best to win the hearts of people around.
Gautham (Harish Kalyan) suffers from a bad childhood as his mother gets separated from his father (Ponvannan) and moves away with another man.
Though Gautham thinks that the fault is fully on her mother, it is actually his father’s, as his violent and disrespectful acts force her to break up.
Gautham grows up as an angry man. He doesn’t know how to sugarcoat things and calls a spade a spade. He comes across Tara (Shilpa Manjunath), a practical girl who is a queen of hearts
Though both are poles apart in their ideas, they get attracted to each other. But, Tara finds it tough to handle the attitude of Gautham, as he is angry and over-possessive.
Soon, they realise that they can’t stay together and decide to move on. However, they could not do so because of their love for each other. Did they unite or not?
Harish Kalyan shines with his performance and it is time for him to make some bold attempts in cinema. Shilpa Manjunath fits perfectly well into her character and emotes well.
Ponvannan, Ma Ka Pa Anand and Bala Saravanan do complete justice to their respective characters. But, the real heroes of ‘IRIR’ are cinematographer Kavin Raj and music director Sam C S.
Ranjit has presented a good script with nice characterisations and the movie will be enjoyed by youth audience despite flaws like a few needless scenes and a stretched second half.
Rating: 3.5 of 5