After long time went to drive-in theatre to watch Iravukku Aayiram Kangal (the Night has Thousand Eyes) learning that the Tamil action thriller film has come out well. It was last September I went to the theatre and I mainly avoided going to theatre thinking of high ticket price which has gone up from ₹ 120 to ₹ 167 per head apart parking ticket as ₹ 70! There wasn’t a film released for 45 days from March to mid-April protesting against this high rate in theatres but still there isn’t difference and I feel ₹ 120 could be the fair amount.
Arulnithi is one of my favourite actors and I like his choice of subjects and realistic acting which is one important reason for me to watch this movie in theatre and being a night show it well suited the subject and mood. I rarely go to night show when I feel the movie is worth watching in theatre despite any trouble. Iravukku Aayiram Kangal is an excellent thriller surrounds a mysterious murder where the protagonist (Arulnithi) is suspected and he go on his own trial, after escape from the police, to prove his innocent.
The screenplay is so gripping and keeps glue to the seat and most of the scenes surrounds that one night put watchful eyes from others. The movie has lot of plays, gaming within one another to hook with the subject. Arulnithi as a call taxi driver picks up love with Mahima Nambiar, who isn’t cute but also smartly performed. The songs are cut short and adapts to the scenario which is one of the plus to keep it engaged. And all other characters did their job well and Ajmal with chocolate boy look did smart villainy and after Anjathe and KO he got to shine in negative shade once again.
Directorial debut Mu.Maran had created an expectation from him by building a solid screenplay around a simple storyline, and made certain the string doesn’t loose anywhere. The highlight of the movie was the climax even though the movie has twist and turns all over the subject, it gets intensify as we near the end. The cinematography is truly appreciate and it’s the core area where it played well to sustain the mood esp. during the night scenes and Arulnithi balanced the tense and love at the right level.
Iravukku Aayiram Kangal is watchful and worth watching in theatre!
Following is a shot of Yellow Daylilies bloomed against the wall of Tea Museum in Munnar… to join Floral Friday Foto