Irumbuthirai movie review: PS Mithran and Vishal deliver a knockout punch


When it comes to the cinematic language, we can segregate the tools used to communicate into two parts: the written and the unwritten. Even though his screen presence is limited, Arjun’s ‘white devil’ act ups the ante by several notches. And in Mithran, we have found a writer to watch out for. It is necessary to have action and a few shots in a commercial film. It is a commercial film. It is a commercial film. 2017 has been a spectacular year for debutante directors and 2018 has given us a worthy addition to that list. 2018-05-11T20:35:39+05:30″>
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Irumbuthirai movie review: I won’t consider Kathiravan or Sathyamurthy as Mithran’s successful characters. Cybercrime, data theft, information breach — you can’t find themes that are more relevant to the Cambridge Analytica generation. We get a protagonist who understands that he isn’t invincible. When the characters talk about seeing links on their newsfeed about what they spoke over the phone, it hits deep. And, that makes you think. Mithran’s choices have been wise. Another reason to love Mithran’s writing is his hero. Irumbuthirai (Iron Screen) revolves around the ‘dark net’ — the ugly side of the internet where we find several big brothers surveilling us. You have been there — this isn’t some mumbo-jumbo that has been conjured out of thin air. Top News
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Irumbuthirai movie director: PS Mithran
Irumbuthirai movie rating: 4 stars
In recent times, I have never been happier walking out of the theatre after watching a commercial film. For me, it is definitely Rathi Devi. Technology has percolated deeply into our lives and we have started to realise how vulnerable we are, and what could happen if that data reaches places it shouldn’t. But I won’t consider Kathiravan or Sathyamurthy as Mithran’s successful characters. In every commercial film, it becomes absolutely necessary to have a villain who is formidable. His dialogues are organically devised to meet their purpose. And, thus he becomes a hero. In this film, we get a protagonist and not a hero. Irumbuthirai is a brilliant debut for the director. For me, it is definitely Rathi Devi (Samantha Akkineni). Well, here is a film that has every so-called commercial element, but where Irumbuthirai differs is that it doesn’t take the audience for a ride. The written part which is the story, screenplay, characters and dialogues — the things that reach through to even to the casual viewer. Why do we need songs? Sensible, intelligent and integral to the story (yeah, that is how low our standards currently are), her character is how commercial heroines should be. Essentially a cat-mouse game, our commercial vehicles don’t make sense if the cat isn’t terrifying enough. Mithran has given us a villain we will be terrified of. Whether it is humour or a punchline, it works because it doesn’t feel forced. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd We tend to take our commercial films lightly. Why do we need a romance track? So much so that it has become an explanation or a reason for a few creative decisions in films. The context has been so logically crafted that everything is a pleasure to watch. The story might not be about her, but Rathi Devi is the pillar of support Kathiravan needs. How can we do that convincingly — make him someone who knows how to fight. Thank you Mithran, just for this. Kathiravan is a character that seems tailor-made for Vishal. Irumbuthirai’s release might have been delayed, but Mithran could consider that as a disguised blessing. Maybe the limited screen presence was intentional, after all we are talking about an anonymous enemy who runs away from owning a single identity. The elements have been written with dignity, respect and lots of research — the kind of writing that makes us rediscover how entertaining and engaging a commercial film can be. He is someone who constantly learns from his enemy. That is Irumbuthirai and PS Mithran’s biggest success. As someone who constantly cribs about the heroines we get in our ‘commercial flicks’, Rathi Devi is a thing of wonder.