Irul Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Irul"
  • Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 02-04-2021
  • Genre: Thriller
2.25 / 5.0

Irul is the mystery crime thriller film scripted by Sunil Yadav and directed by Naseef Yusuf Izuddin. The film has Fahadh Faasil, Soubin Shahir and Darshana Rajendran in the lead roles. Anto Joseph, “Jomon T John” and Shameer Muhammed produced the film. Sreerag Saji composed the music. Jomon T John cranked the camera and Shameer Muhammed edited the film.


Alex, a writer cum businessman and Archana are lovers. Alex plans a surprise weekend trip with Archana. He suggests Archana with a no-mobile phone trip just to have a thrill. On their way, their car gets repaired and they find a house nearby. Unni, the owner of the house, agrees to shelter them. While they were discussing Alex’s book, the power supply to the house gets cut. Leaving Archana, Alex and Unni go to the basement to check the main power supply box. In a few minutes, Archana hears a gunshot and finds Alex dragging the unconscious Unni from the basement. He tags him with a rope and tells Archana that Unni is the killer. Unni gains his consciousness and tells her that Alex is the killer. When Archana opts to call the police, Alex states that the house is his and if the police arrive, he will get into trouble. Archana is confused and couldn’t believe both. The rest of the film deals with who the killer is and why he did it.

Star Performance

Fahadh Faasil has done a good job and he once again proved that he suits any role. The same goes for Soubin, who is interested in picking different roles. Darshana looks good and did her part well.


The story starts on an interesting note. But, when we are expecting the main plot, it moves on and on and we couldn’t find the plot for a long time and finally, they come to a point. That doesn’t bring any difference, as the director tries the same concept again. If we come to know about the villain in the middle of the story in a whodunit genre, then what’s the use of continuing with the film? The performances are good, the BGM and the cinematography are excellent. But, the screenplay is a big let-out.

What’s There?

  • The film is technically sound
  • Performances of the stars are good

What’s Not There?

  • The screenplay is not much impressive
  • Suspense is out quickly


Although the performances are perfect, the suspense is revealed in the middle and there is no confusion regarding the villain. So, the interesting whodunit concept didn’t work out here.

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