The cast consisted of a trio ranked among the best in Mollywood. Jomon T John’s cinematography was in unique places and had spent good money.
Setting up a luxury house where most of the action in Irul (darkness) took place. A house with a great layout. Its beautiful wall paint and luxury furniture are not counted as quality. Except for the sturdy foundation.
It turned out that the creators of Irul forgot to examine the foundation of the film they invested in:
Soubin Shahir played Alex Parayil as the director of debutant Naseef Yusuf Izuddin Irul. Alex is a businessman, and the mystery of the murder leads to a weekend vacation.
With Archana Pillai’s lawyer (Darshana Rajendran). From the opening shot where we saw Alex wake up from nightmares. The talks were rather a circuit until they went to the road. It was clear that this would not be an ordinary holiday.
In the chance of pitch-black rain, Alex and Archana in foreigners (Fauman Fauman) in a scary house. The inside is bathed with yellow light and green sheen.
When three communicates, the audience is led through the Whodunnit game. It will it be done again, and who else will do it.
Initially, this was an entertaining sport. Fahadh and Soubin played with each other and made us impossible to believe both. Darshana was burdened with several run-of-the-mill lines but managed to realize the confusion. And the fear of Archana, even if the script psychology made him suspect too.
However, when the climax appeared, it was not half impressive because of the actors’ efforts. To put into their shows or premises were quite interesting. Not the original earth-bitter, but with the same potential – where the irul was based.
“In Vino Veritas,” the strangest character of the three said in one scene when they shared drinks.
This Latin phrase is translated into “in wine, there is truth”. Which references shedding barriers under the influence of alcohol.
Finally revealed the truth in Irul. It might still be interesting to add any layers we already know at that time, but not. Irul was then more minor than the number of better parts.
Fahadh, a senior Darshana in this profession, has built a reputation. As an artist with extraordinary instincts for scripts and a keenness for roles.
That will not be seen conventionally as a protagonist in most Indian cinemas. He chose to play a thief than husband Heroes in Thontimuthalum Driksakshiyum.
In C U soon, while many Mollywood stars in their 50s and 60s. It will swoop in part of a desperate young woman’s girlfriend. She chose to play with an older cousin of her older boyfriend.
When he focused on specific characters, immediately arousing curiosity about why. The experiment has produced several great cinemas in the past decade. In Irul, unfortunately, the risk did not pay off.
Fahadh did have the moment in this film:
My favorite is a scene where his character crawled on the floor. We could only see his legs and something about the specific way. He moved them and then froze made me laugh.
Soubin, in recent years, has managed to switch from being a supporting actor. To lead or lead with his brilliance display in Sudani from Nigeria, Kumbalangi Nights, Android Kunjappan version 5.25, and Vikruthi. He poured his heart to become Irul, but like Fahadh and Darshana.
The best thing to say about Irul is to make me curious enough to watch until the last minute. Great psychological thrillers linger after credit gliding from the screen. It did not help at all hours before Irul, I watched Iceland’s horror films that I remembered (2017). Who had just fallen in the Book My Show stream?
I could not stop thinking about the same drama the way every shot and word spoke sewn. Together in a profound final – and it’s deplorable. Irul had slipped from my mind.
Irul is streaming on Netflix India.