Oru Naal Iravil Tamil Movie Review
FIGHT WITH NIGHT
Sekar (Lal) is an NRI. He comes to his hometown for his daughter’s engagement. He has invested in a commercial property which he has let out to store owners, except for one room.
During his holiday, he meets his friends here and they bond over a few peg of drinks. Sekar’s friend Suri (Varun), an autorickshaw driver, locks him with a sex worker (Anumol) in a garage from the outside to let the two have some fun.
He fails to turn up as promised and the two end up spending two nights and one day together in the garage. The rest of the narrative revolves around the embarrassing plight of these two and the lives of Suri and Sethu Bharathi (Yugi Sethu), a struggling filmmaker whose script gets locked inside the shop.
Directorial debut of popular editor Antony, Oru Naal Iravil is a faithful remake of Malayalam movie Shutter. Antony has made the film with great integrity and the director-editor has ensured that you are in for some gripping moments.
Antony is able to bring out the best of the performances from his entire cast with Sathyaraj delivering another stellar performance as Sekar. Anumol is good as a sex worker with out any flashy, loud clothes and bawdy body language.
Vinay gives fine touches as the auto rickshaw driver that you find on streets. The rest of the cast, especially Yugi Sethu, are apt for their respective roles.
Cinematography by MS Prabhu is brilliant. As the whole story unfolds in one night, Prabhu’s cinematography and Antony’s editing have done the much needed magic, despite some scenes making us feel lengthy.
The first half is slow. But it is being compensated in the second half. Kudos for Antony for making a promising directorial debut. Wish he delivers us more goods, without compromising on his career as editor.