IruMugan is the second directional venture of AnandShankar, the former associate of director ARMurugadoss who gave a brilliant film ArimaNambi. Expectations were high when a promising director joined hands with Chiyaan Vikram, an actor par excellence who would do any kind of role to perfection. The presence of Lady Superstar Nayanthara and NithyaMenen added fuel to the expectation. The buzz was more when it was announced that Vikram is doing a dual role in this film. Has the expectation been met ? What the movie is all about ? Do read below.
The hero Vikram who plays the RAW agent Akilan Vinod goes after the villain, LOVE played by Vikram again who happens to be a chemical scientist producing some illegal chemicals/drugs and deals it throughout the world. Nayanthara as Meera, wife of Akilan and NithyaMenen as Ayushi, assisting Vikram, helps Akilan to reach LOVE and what happens between them is the rest. This plot is explained as a spy thriller in a sci-fi background.
Chiyaan Vikram as Akilan and LOVE is just brilliant. The characterization of LOVE is splendid and Vikram has just nailed it with his top notch performance. LOVE is one of the strongest plus points for IruMugan. Especially the action blocks are well executed and Vikram has done a very good job in the same. Apart from Vikram, it is the lady superstar Nayanthara who captivises the screen with her presence and beauty. She is back to being the Billa girl and each and every frame she appears, the screen just brightens up. And, NithyaMenen, ThambiRamayya, Karunakaran all have done their job well.
Technically, the cinematography was good. Songs by HarrisJayaraj is already a hit but the placement of songs is a let down and could also have had some better visuals. BG score is good, especially the one theme that is used for LOVE. The movie takes its own time to establish and hence feels slow, pace is an issue. AnandShankar has come up with a brilliant idea and writing but the screenplay could have been bit tight than what is presented.
On the whole, IruMugan is a decent spy thriller that can be watched for Vikram’s splendid performances and Nayanthara who is a reveleation on screen.