Iru Mugan Movie Review
Release Date : 8th September 2016
Genre : Sci-Fi, Action
Language : Tamil
Sometimes evil and saviour carries the same face….
Ira Mugan is sci-fi Tamil action movie starring Vikram in a dual role playing both hero and villain. Supported by Nayanthara and Nithya Menen the film is directed by Anand Shankar. So does the movie justify the high quality it trailer promised let’s explore with Iru Mugan Movie Review.
Akhilan (Vikram) an ex-R.A.W agent left the agency and kept a low profile life after a major tragedy in his life. But R.A.W asks him to help them find the secret behind LOVE a symbol or an organization or maybe a man who is making a new weapon to destroy humankind. Can Akhilan find out the mystery behind Love before he (Vikram as villain) destroy Akhilan ?
Ok, so there are kind of actors in South movie industry. One who have dedicated fan following and are happy with it. Others who are desperate to make more and end up giving brilliant mass masala movies. No doubt, Vikram is the second one. The movie is about Vikram by Vikram and audience will love and hate him for him being Vikram. In both the characters, he has given a new life to the roles he played. Be it the raw agent with a past or villain who wants a future with the reign of his power both character has been perfectly gestured by Vikram. In a recent interview director, Anand Shankar said that he wanted to create a villain like Joker (Heath Ledger in Dark Knight). That’s a stupid thing to say because when you have an actor like Chayan Vikram you don’t re-create you build something new. A great actor should never set a benchmark already set by another actor but try something new. Luckily this is what Vikram did rather than showing shades of Joker he gave it an all new charm attitude and class of villain.
The movie is a science fiction action masala with a strong treatment to script. The movie is based on the concept which was very well explored in Hollywood during 80s and 90s. But where the Hollywood movies used to end is the point where it reaches it’s interval here. The twist and turns after that are predictable but still not boring.
The movie has 2 female lead actors. But thankfully, it didn’t carry that same old legacy which every South movie has, that is to have 2 female falling for 1 actor. On other hand both females have been given adequate space to define their own role. Nayanthara is no doubt an actress who carries her role with perfection. Here also she justified her screen presence. Similarly, Nitya Menen had a short but impactful role.
Director Anand Shankar has shot the movie in Malaysia. After Kabaali this is the second film I saw being shot in Malaysia this year. Seems like for Tamil industry Malaysia is becoming what Switzerland became for Yash Raj Movies. The music of the movie is nice and a goes with the genre. Romantic still impactful enough that audience won’t loose the track of the movie.
Overall it’s like romancing with action.
Being Says : Welcome to the sci-fi masala flick of Vikram
Being-o-meter : 3.5 (out of 5)
Justification : The movie is mass masala plus with the spice of science.
Cast : Vikram, Nayanthara, Nithya Menen
Director : Anand Shankar