Acting by cast
Overall, Iruttu is a breathe of fresh air for the horror genre and stands as a decently gripping horror minus masala elements. There are a very few minor negatives one could point out. Nevertheless, Iruttu stands as a winner and proves itself true to the genre.
It is the season of horror movies for more than 2 years now. We have seen quite some kind of horrors.
With the success of a couple of horror comedies, Tamil cinema started to see loads of movies in that genre.
Some of these worked out really well with the audience, while the others tested our patience.
And then, there are a few pure, raw horror movies that send chills down the spine.
There are a very few comic reliefs here and there, but for the most part, Iruttu stays on track.
The biggest plus of Iruttu is the focused screenplay. You don’t see anything on the screen that is unnecessary to the movie.
There are no intro scenes, intro songs, forced love tracks, forced comedies and such.
Every minute adds to the story line and that’s it.
Iruttu has quite a few jump scares that really do work.
The ghost angle is quite fresh. We don’t get a usual revenge type back story for the ghost, which is a big relief.
Director VZ Dorai has done some good background research as well as added details to the ghost angle pretty well.
Sundar C. gives his full to the role of an investigating inspector. However, in some scenes we feel that he could have been better involved.
Nevertheless, his screen presence is awesome and his dialogue delivery and body language does total justice to the role and as well as to the movie.
Yogi Babu is a trend now and is cast in almost all movies. His presence in Iruttu is OKish.
Sai Dhansika has got a nice role to play and she has performed quite well.
Vimala Raman is definitely convincing as the ghost. VTV Ganesh could have delivered even more solid performance.
Baby Manasvi has given a strong performance, which deserves to be applauded.
Iruttu is about how cursed a village in a hill station is. The area is covered by a mysterious darkness (iruttu).
The people in the area come to know about the death of 6 people and also a suicide of another person.
Mysterious deaths and mysterious happenings are to be cracked and that’s when Chezhiyan (Sundar C) moves into the area with his family and takes charge.
And then the mysteries are revealed one by one when the investigation begins.
Iruttu has its negatives. The investigation, and how the mystery is unravelled could have been made even more convincing!
Cinematography is too good. Both in capturing the beauty of the hill station and as well as making the eery and scary scenes on point, cinematography works exceedingly well in Iruttu.
The screenplay is decently gripping without diverting the focus. The pace is good at times, but drags briefly at some places.
Music by Girishh is on point – he is the one who scored music for Aval too.
Overall, Iruttu is a breathe of fresh air for the horror genre and stands as a decently gripping horror minus masala elements.
There are a very few minor negatives one could point out. Nevertheless, Iruttu stands as a winner and proves itself true to the genre.