Tamil movie "Iraivi" marks the reunion of Karthik Subbaraj, Vijay Sethupathi and Santhosh Narayanan, who had earlier collaborated in the hit movie "Pizza." The film also stars SJ Suryah and Bobby Simha. Anjali, Pooja Devariya and Kamalinee Mukherjee are the female leads, while Karunakaran, Radharavi, Vadivukkarasi, Kaali Venkat and others are in the supporting cast. It has Sivakumar Vijayan's cinematography department and Vivek Harshan's editing.
The theme of "Iraivi" is about relationships. It is a hard hitting film on male-female psyche and how the men take their better halves for granted. The film highlights the contradicting behaviour of men during happy and sad times. Arul played by SJ Suryah is an alcoholic and a director, whose film is struggling to see the light of the day following some differences with the producer.
He takes his frustrations out on his wife Yazhini (Kamalinee Mukherjee). Bobby Simha is Arul's younger brother, who is a feminist and Michael (Vijay Sethupathi) works in their shop.
Michael has tied the knot with Ponni (Anjali) against his wishes and he continues to have romantic relationship with Malar (Pooja). He is insensitive towards his wife, who dreams to have a happy life. At some stage, circumstances make the three join hands in a crime and what follows next is a series of unexpected events.
Average Ratings Given by Audience: 3
The movie has got positive reviews from the audience. People have appreciated the novel attempt and strong performances of the key characters. SJ Suryah has come out with an award-worthy performance, Vijay Sethupathi has underplayed his role and Bobby Simha has given his best, after delivering poor performances in some of his recent flicks. Anjali, Pooja Devariya and Kamalinee Mukherjee are equally good in their solid roles.
The film has fantastic background score and brilliant cinematography, say viewers. Here, we bring you the response of the audience to the film:
Karthik Balaji: Irrespective of how the movie is, SJ Suryah has gone another level in bis acting! His best performance yet! #Iraivi
#Iraivi interval block : Theri mass scene with theri mass BGM!
Excellent story crafted excellenly by Karthik Subburaj! Bold choices. 2nd half a little drag but finishes off with an excellent song #Iraivi
Ramesh: #Iraivi [4.25/5]: A Movie of International Standards.. An Emotional Roller-coaster ride.. Multi-layered and Multi-dimensional.. Top Class.
#Iraivi [4.25/5] : #SJSuriyah has delivered a Tour de force performance.. Exceptional.. Theatre erupted in applause several times..
#Iraivi [4.25/5]: #VijaySethupathi has shown what a World-class Actor he is.. Subtle and aggressive where he needed to be.. A Milestone..
Gayathri Raguramm: Must watch for all #iraivi #VijaySethupathi @ActorSimhaa @Music_Santhosh and to all technicians
Watched #Iraivi last night what a movie. Just completely loved every role and dialogues and acting esp @iam_SJSuryah sir @karthiksubbaraj
Sreedhar Pillai: #Iraivi - 3.25/5. Concept is interesting, but takes long in establishing characters.Tighter screenplay and some cutting in 1st half needed .
#Iraivi - 3.25/5. All three women in the film #Anjali, #Kamaleene & #Pooja r strong women. After #SJSurya, #Anjali steals the show. #VS good
#Iraivi – 3.25/5. Bold & daring, something different from @karthiksubbaraj . #SJSurya, best ever performance as an alcoholic filmmaker.
Christopher Kanagaraj: #Iraivi - Good 1st half, different story. Wonderful perf esp S J Surya. Very good dialogues. Not a typical movie for entertainment! Bold one.
#Iraivi | One of the best film this year, loved it. Both S J Surya & Vijay Sethu killed it. Anjali scores. All credits to Karthick Subburaj!
Kannan: #Iraivi - Kudos to director #KarthikSubbaraj 4 this new attempt but with many sub plots & few loose ends, somewhat lost the bigger impact!
#Iraivi - Brilliant score by #SanthoshNarayanan uplifting the sequences with variety of music & rich visuals by #SivakumarVijayan.
#Iraivi - It's #VijaySethupathi who holds the film with splendid performance, #Anjali & #SJSuryah equally gud in solid roles. Rest okay!
#Iraivi - Neat engaging drama that's full of emotions & an interesting twist towards the end but overall lacks punch. Watchable! (7/10)
Surendhar MK: #Iraivi interval: @karthiksubbaraj, please take a bow. Comes up with yet another memorable, beautifully shot interval block. LOVING it!
#Iraivi first half: Safe to say @iamrascalpapa's role is the boldest I've seen since Sneha's character in #Pudhupettai. Effortless acting.
#Iraivi first half: Sujatha, Balu Mahendra and Balachander must be proud of @karthiksubbaraj :) Looking forward to the second half.
#Iraivi: Emotionally overwhelming. Blown away by the writing, characterization and performances. @karthiksubbaraj's best. Go watch.
#Iraivi: Would not be an understatement to call this film a masterpiece. What a filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj is.
Haricharan Pudipeddi: A 5-star rating for #Iraivi. Haven't been so emotionally moved by an Indian film. Deserves every penny you want to spend on something else..
@iamrascalpapa will easily earn all your respect for her bold portryal of another terrific character in #Iraivi. Take a bow, Pooja. Terrific
The best moments of #Iraivi are reserved for its female leads. #Anjali in a terrific role after a long time is worthy of salutation.
#VJS is equally good in #Iraivi and he continues to shine in roles that nobody else can pull off. You can't picture anyone else in his role
#SJS is the real star of #Iraivi, and the ease with which he performs makes us want to root for the actor in him more than the filmmaker.
Kaushik (LMK): #Iraivi - @iamrascalpapa gets an audacious part. @yoursanjali shows her acting caliber again. Kamalinee is beautiful as the distressed wife.
#Iraivi Master stroke in casting @iam_SJSuryah as the lead. #VijaySethupathi @ActorSimhaa deliver their best as usual with @karthiksubbaraj
#Iraivi 3.75 /5 - @karthiksubbaraj has credited the likes of KB, BM & Sujatha. Grt maturity for a young man, in handling human relations
#Iraivi - 3.75 /5..Would be a grt step fwd for Tamil cinema if such films are accepted by the common man. Technically fab relationship drama
#Iraivi -3.75/5.. Meant for the mature viewer who can handle hard hitting visuals &deep, layered characters. Takes guts to make such a drama
#Iraivi 3.75/5.. Heavy duty emotional drama from @karthiksubbaraj. Splendid performances &a never-before-seen take on the male-female psyche
Vignesh Kandaswamy: #Iraivi - Measured performances so far from Simha, Radharavi, Anjali, Kamalini and others. Hope the 2nd half lives to expectations.
Terrific performances from SJ Surya, VJS supported very well by others. @karthiksubbaraj living upto the standards set by him. #Iraivi