Irul is the latest Malayalam film that released on OTT platform Netflix on April 2, 2021. The screentime of this crime thriller is around 1 hour 31 minutes.
The story of this film revolves around Soubin Shahir aka Alex who is a writer and he is dating with Darshana Rajendran aka Archana who is a high court lawyer. On a rainy night, the two plans for a long drive and suddenly there car stops at the middle of the road. They are stuck in a forest road and decide to take a shelter in the only house near to their vicinity. When they enter the house they met with Fahadh Faasil aka Unni. What happens next is exciting and intriguing.
The reviews of this film is mixed to average with a rating around 2 to 2.5 stars out of 5 stars. This film currently holds 6.3 stars ratings out of 10 on IMDB.
Irul movie has been directed by Naseef Yusuf Izuddin. It has been produced by Anto Joseph Film Company and Plan J Studios. This film has been written by Sunil Yadav and the editing work done by Shameer Muhammed. The music composition has been done by Sreerag Saji and cinematography has been handled by Jomon T John.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: The first half is full of suspense and strong writing. The second half picks up strong but the film looks like ended too quickly. The abrupt ending did upset me to a bit or else I overall loved the movie. This film looses its grip in the second half and ended on a low note. The underground door reminds me of a film like Parasite, which has similar kind of underground doors and scary locations. The slow motion shot in the climax was classy where the glass broke. The introduction of the film was good where the makers shown us the beautiful landscapes in long shots. The actors were brilliant and they did justice to the characters. The film could have been much better.
Irul movie budget hasn’t been revealed by the makers but it would be estimated over 4-5 crores. As there are only three characters and has been completely shot in indoor location.
Altogether, Irul is one of those attempt that didn’t succeeded the way it was expected. Still, I enjoyed it with few flaws. A one time watch film.
Last word: Watch it for its story and starcast.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Irul Review- First Class (60 Percent out of 100).