Iraivan movie review


Jayam Ravi is working as a police officer in Chennai. He decides what to do with the criminals without even obeying the higher authorities and beats them to death.

Encounters are also included in this and even the police approach Ravi with fear. Ravi’s close friend Naren supports his friend no matter what he does.

A new case comes to Jayam Ravi while investigating many cases. Rahul Bose, a psycho killer who kidnaps and kills young girls in Chennai, writes a letter challenging the police with each murder.

Jayam Ravi, who has the ability to track down any major criminal, discovers his whereabouts and arrests Rahul. But during this Naren is attacked by Rahul and dies.

Feeling guilty for not being able to save his friend, Jayam Ravi quits the police force. Meanwhile, Rahul, who is in prison, escapes from there and commits the next murder. Jayam Ravi goes to Rahul’s hiding place to avenge the killer of his friend and attacks him.

The police who follow shoot Rahul dead. And when the problem is over and the city is calm, some more young women are brutally murdered in the style of Rahul.

The killer also threatens Ravi through a letter. Confused as to what is happening, the police again start looking for the culprit. What happens next forms the rest of the story.


Direcor Ahmed has tried to present the movie as a complete thriller. The violence in the movie is depicted in a raw manner.

The cat and mouse game in the first half in interesting and the momentum is maintained in the second half as well.

Jayam Ravi and Rahul Bose has delivered their best in the respective roles. Jayam Ravi fits the role of a ruthless cop.

The body language of Rahul Bose instills fear among the audience. The last few minutes are completely owned by Kishan Das.

Rest of the cast including Nayantara, Charlie, Bugs, Ashish Vidhyarthi have all done their part well. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s BGM adds more intensity to the scenes.

Camerawork by Vedantam is effective. REst of the technical aspects are passable.

Rating: 3.2/5