Iraivi Movie Review
What did Iraivi do to me? What did iraivi achieve? What was the maker’s vision when he made the movie?
These questions began to swarm me after I left the theatre.
Without a doubt this is a movie about women liberation. The message is told loud, clear and bloody.
The cast is solid group of actors who suit best into their roles, My favourite being Sj Suryah(Arul) who takes on the role of a drunk and temperamental movie Director who’s first film is yet to reach the theaters. Kamalinee Mukharjee(Yazhini) as Arul’s wife is one of few women caught in between the men’s myriad madness.
Bobby simha(Jagan) is the younger brother of SJ Suryah who happens to be a feminist, portrays his role as needed. Vijay Sethupathi(Michael) Paired with Anjali( Ponni) are put against the consequences of actions by Arul and Jagan. VS fits the role perfectly as Michael and puts up with everything that is thrown at him. Mr.Radharavi deserves appreciation as Jagan and Arul’s father who is now suffering the aftermath of being the arrogant husband to Vadivukarasi. Notable roles by Cheenu mohan and Karunakaran help the movie stand to an extent. Pooja Devariya Hits you hard with her frankness of reality.
The First half of the movie starts off to a tipsy tale of men doing things they shouldn’t be doing ideally, and women suffering the outcomes. The Intermission sequence leaves you waiting for what is going to happen next.
The second half starts off to a dull motion of events which you know would happen sometime in the movie. Blood and revenge muddled with a message let you watch the movie till the end.
I went into the movie expecting it to be an ecstatic eye opener of some sort, but the only thing that I opened was my mouth to yawn.
Not to be completely critical, but there were some moments where the Director has actually hit the note perfectly, especially with SJ Suryah and he proves his mettle as an actor.
Did Iraivi achieve what Karuthamma did back then? Maybe .
The director wanted to make us question ourselves on how we treat women, but the questions raised get lost under weeping tone of the movie.
If not for Santhosh Narayanan’s excellent Background score I’m not sure how far the movie would reach.
As I leave the theatre I realised that there was too much of butter and spice than the actual popcorn.
Iravi – The Goddess Awakens; barely.