Ilayaraja is scripted and directed by Madhav Ramadasan. The film has the star cast of Guinness Pakru, Gokul Suresh, Harisree Ashokan, Anil Nair, Deepak Paramb

Ilayaraja Movie Review

Ilayaraja Movie Review Malayalam Movie Review
Review for the film " Ilayaraja"
Runtime: 2 Hours 02 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 22-03-2019
Genre: Drama
3.25 / 5.0



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Vanajan is a vertically challenged peanut seller. Even though he faces a lot of financial issues, Vanajan lives happily with his family. Vanajan’s wife is ill and he had to borrow for his wife’s treatment. His children help him in selling the peanuts. But, hurdles follow one after the other in the form of Mathai, the loan shark in the town. But, there comes a twist in their life after Vanajan finds his chessboard. What is that? Watch the film in theaters!

Star Performances

All the stars had done their part excellently well. From Harisree Ashokan, Pakru and the kids, everyone had naturally performed.


The script is well designed with a message, a lot of interesting characters and a good screenplay. The director has shown the hurdles faced by the vertically challenged people in society. Like any other kids’ film, Ilayaraja has given a huge importance to the kids and this attracts the young audiences. For a successful film, the cast is very much important and Ilayaraja has got it. The cinematography and music are perfect. Although the second half is a bit weak, the performances compensated it.

What’s There?

  • Story and execution are neat
  • Performances of the stars are superb
  • Twists are good
  • Cinematography and the music are the biggest pluses

What’s Not There?

  • The second half is a bit weak


With the neat execution, interesting twists and wonderful performances, Ilayaraja is an Impressive Raja. Watch the film with your family and you will not get disappointed.