Iravukku Aayiram Kangal review: A decent crime thriller

The problem is the convoluted screenplay and an open ending climax for a sequel

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 12 May 2018

Movie Title

Iravukku Aayiram Kangal review: A decent crime thriller



Star Cast

Arulnidhi, Ajmal, Mahima, Suja

Debutant director Maran's Iravukku Aayiram Kangal is a decent crime thriller with too many characters, twists and turns. But the problem is the convoluted screenplay and an open ending climax for a sequel.

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Call taxi driver Bharath (Ajmal) and Suseela (Mahima) are in love. Meanwhile, there is a womanizer Ganesh (Ajmal) who along with two girls Anitha (Vidya Pradeep ) and Maya (Suja) cleverly traps rich middle aged men and blackmails them to swindle their money.

As Ganesh constantly stalks Suseela, Bharath wants to teach Ganesh a lesson but to his surprise finds Maya dead in her house. Right before Bharath enters Suja's house, he sees Murugesan (Ananda Raj) which lead to more people getting involved in the crime. So who actually killed Maya? Watch Iravukku Aayiram Kangal to know more...

Arulnidhi as usual has given a subtle performance and picked a good story but the screenplay is not gripping mainly because of too many subplots and characters. May be, linear story telling could have helped the film and made it an entertaining mystery thriller but here things are a bit slow. Ajmal is a weak villain and his character and intentions are predictable and juvenile.

Aravind Singh's cinematography in the pitch dark night is a big plus and Sam CS' background score is another big advantage.

Overall, Iravukku Aayiram Kangal has a good story and it's a decent crime thriller but we wish the director could've handled the film in a better way, especially with the interesting list of actors and technicians on board.

Iravukku Aayiram Kangal review: Verdict : A decent crime thriller

Reactions from Social Media:
r.s.prakash @rs_prakash3

#IravukkuAayiramKangalreview Debutante Mu. Maran takes off to a brilliant & breathtaking start through this nail-biting thriller with never a dull moment! Anandraj scores lightheartedly in a serious role! Ajmal is impressive! Arulnidhi is back with a bang!

Hariz @ungal_hariz
@arulnithitamil bro.. one day you will get a high recognition.. Until Dont stop selecting Scripts like these.. #IravukkuAayiramKangalreview

PkPraveen @pk_views
YES! The movie ended with audience great applause
Perfect thriller with great BGM @SamCSmusic and metered acting of @arulnithitamil brother
Kudos to director #Mu.Maran

Sidhu @sidhuwrites
#IravukkuAayiramKangal Interval: Moderately intriguing proceedings so far. Lots of characters spun around a crime. The reason behind the incident would be the major draw.

Satheesh Kumar @Satheesh2418
Expectations fulfilled bro... Once again u Proved U r diferent in choosing scripts.. Semma story Bro @arulnithitamil Especially climax Unexpected... Definitely #IravukkuAayiramKangal ll be a weekend treat

vinodh jayaraman @vinodhj21
@arulnithitamil topped his performance as usual. Climax is biggest plus of #IravukkuAayiramKangal #Maran creativity stands in final voice overlap of news reader. A novel resolution is welcome to tamil cinema

Arun Bharathi @YoursTruelyArun
#IravukkuAayiramKangal extraordinary screenplay ,
A good actor competes a good & different script , nail biting situations , arpudham sir , idhemadhiri nalla kadhaiya choose pannunga
Best film for summar

Kaushik LM @LMKMovieManiac
Given its murder mystery genre, #IAK #IravukkuAayiramKangal could've offered more seat edge thrills & gripping moments. The interesting, experimental climax would've felt even more effective then! Still, a honest attempt by debut director Mu Maran..

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