Iru Mugan Movie Review & Rating - Hero and Villain hold the movie together but lags in screenplay

Iru Mugan Movie Review

Directed by Anand Shankar, this Sci-fi thriller has Vikram playing the role of Akhilan and Love, the hero and the villain respectively. Nayanthara plays the role of Meera George and she looks beautiful. Nithya Menen plays the role of officer Aarushi and both the actress have given their best. This film is technically brilliant but the screenplay is let loose. To know more about this flick, read our review below.

Release date: 08 Sep 2016Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Vikram, Nayanthara, Nithya Menen, Nasser, Karuna Karan, Thambi Ramayya, Riythvika and many othersWritten & Director by Anand Shankar
Music by Harris JayarajCinematography RD Rajasekhar
Edited by Buvan Srinivasan Production company Thameens Films
Distributed by Auraa CinemasRuntime: 155 Minutes
Language Tamil CBFC Rating 'U/A'

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • Arrow Icon Vikram tops in his performance (Body language and modulations).

  • Arrow Icon Nayanthara looks gorgeous and does a neat role.

  • Arrow Icon Technically sound.

  • Arrow Icon Perfect Interval Block (The twist rises expectation)

  • Arrow Icon Cinematography by RD Rajasekha is top notch.

  • Arrow Icon Music is a big plus.

What's not?

  • Arrow Icon Logical miss.

  • Arrow Icon Comedy by Thambi Ramaiah fails.

  • Arrow Icon Dragging second half (Disappoints the audience).

  • Arrow Icon Editing needs few min of trimming.

The Cast

The entire cast in this Sci-fi thriller has given their best. Vikram, the lead hero in this flick carried the whole movie on his shoulder. His body language and voice modulation is perfect. Nayanthara and Nithya Menen does their role well.

Thambi Ramaiah has more screen time but his comedy is a let down and doesn't make us laugh much. The villain Love (Vikram again) manages to outshine the lead hero role.

The Team

Technically this film is brilliant. Be it the cinematography or the designs, everything has been taken care very effectively and was a visual treat for the fans. But the screenplay is not engaging. Though the director Anand Shankar managed to make it good in the first half but the second half of the movie tests the patience of the audience.

With an interesting twist in the interval block, it rises the audiences expectation but it fails to keep the tempo. Harris Jayaraj's music is a big plus and the BGM adds extra value to the film. Editing is neat and doesn't disturb the audience but it needs trimming.

Bottom line - A decent sci-fi thriller that might have few logical misses. One time watch for Vikram's performance (Akhilan and Love).

Certified Fresh - YES!

Stars - 2.75/5

Iru Mugan Trailer

Iru Mugan Trailer

Watch Iru Mugan trailer here. Chiyaan Vikram, Nayanthara & Nithya Menen starring Iru Mugan movie trailer directed by Anand Shankar. A Harris Jayaraj musical.
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