Irumbu Thirai review: A solid cybercrime action thriller
Yuvan Shankar Raja's BGM is the third hero of the film after Vishal and Arjun
Friday 11 May 2018
Vishal, Samantha, Delhi Ganesh
Irumbu Thirai is a solid cybercrime action thriller from debutant director PS Mithran. His meticulous research in the field of data leakage is the biggest strength of the film. And the research work is not limited to paperwork, Mithran has smartly placed everything within the commercial format.
Kathiravan (Vishal) is an upright army officer but he has anger issues and so his higher officials send him to psychologist Rathi Devi (Samantha) who turns him into a matured person and gets him back his lost family. Kathiravan hates his dad (Delhi Ganesh) for his irresponsibility and his nature of running away from loan sharks. But to conduct the wedding of his sister, Vishal has no other go but to submit forged documents to get loan. However, a cybercrime network headed by White Devil aka Sathyamurthy (Arjun) swindle all the money from his dad account. Now Kathir has to trace out this dangerous stranger and unmasks him in front of the thousands of innocent middle class people...
Vishal is fit for an army officer's role and gives a restraint performance. His emotional scenes with Delhi Ganesh is a major highlight. Samantha looks pretty and does a neat job in a brief commercial heroine role. The director has tried to use Samantha to transform his hero and solve his problems. Delhi Ganesh's expert performance in the first half establishes a strong emotional connect and he excels in a well written character.
Though Arjun comes only in a few scenes, his majestic screen presence is felt because of the solid buildup given for his character. The cat and mouse game between Vishal and Arjun in the second half has been cleverly handled, both of them gets upper hand with each situation and entertains us throughout. Arjun outperforms everyone including Vishal in all the scenes he appear and it shows his expertise.
Technically, Irumbu Thirai is super strong with slick visuals of George C Williams, editor Ruben chopped off all the unnecessary songs which is a very good move and Yuvan Shankar Raja's BGM is the third hero of the film after Vishal and Arjun.
Overall, Irumbu Thirai is a solid commercial cybercrime thriller. Go for it!
Irumbu Thirai review - Verdict : Solid cybercrime action thriller
Reactions from Social Media:
Samantha Akkineni @Samanthaprabhu2
Thankyou with all my heart for giving me the best summer I could ever ask for #Rangasthalam #Mahanati #IrumbuThirai HATRICK!! Officially the happiest girl in the world
South Tracker @SouthTracker
#IrumbuThirai one word review : Terrific crime thriller. Don't Miss this
Kaushik LM @LMKMovieManiac
#IrumbuThirai 2nd half - Liked the waiting sequence at Richie Street and the subway fight sequence. Superb work by @Psmithran, @thisisysr and @george_dop.. @akarjunofficial is a Siddharth Abimanyu style suave, intelligent villain.. To be continued...
#IrumbuThirai: Kick-ass. Brilliantly conceived thriller with @VishalKOfficial and @akarjunofficial striking a solid prota-anta duo. @Psmithran makes an impressive debut as a writer-director. Must watch.
DILIP KUMAR N C @DILIPKUMARNC
#IrumbuThirai movie is great.. Arjun suits that character...hit for vishal..movie to watch..
Kaushik LM @LMKMovieManiac
#IrumbuThirai - 3.25/5. A sharp, solid tech thriller in the 2nd half with enough mainstream commercial elements in the 1st half. @VishalKOfficial @Psmithran have a winner here. There are thought-provoking bits on how risky the current digital internet era & how vulnerable we are!
#Irumbuthirai - A sensible entertainer! @VishalKOfficial is back in action.
@akarjunofficial ‘s moments are being celebrated in theater!
Loved the film!
Brilliant debut by P.S. Mithran!