Iraivi is about women, men and their priorities. It talks about women’s freedom, how men look at it and how women use it.The film is based on the women we see around us and how certain things stay the same, no matter what class or background they belong to.
The story revolves around 3 men, arul, jagan, who are brothers, and micheal who is very close to them and considered a brother. Arul is a struggling director who becomes an alcoholic due to a fall out with his producer. This causes conflicts between him and his wife. Jagan is a college student who frequently gets into fights and displays strong feminist views when drunk. He smuggles priceless statues every now and then, along with Micheal. Micheal, who was in a physical relationship gets married to another woman from an orthodox background. Micheal and his wife face conflicts due to his ‘nosy’ involvement in the brothers’ problems. The plot unfolds as Arul’s wife demands divorce, Micheal’s wife becomes pregnant, and Jagan leads Micheal and a few others through another smuggling so as to obtain enough money to release Arul’s film..
First of all, one must have lots of guts to accept such a movie and also act really good in it. KS has done a clean screenplay i.e he has managed to make the screenplay understandable to all sort of audiences.Everyone had plenty of expectations before it got released because of his previous dual amazing movies. Few were disappointed after watching. Maybe because they expected a huge twist in the climax like Jigardhanda or Pizza…sorry boss this is not a thriller, its a drama. Few people said it had a lot of vulgar scenes. I would agree that it had few scenes which kids must surely not watch and could have been given a A certificate than a UA. But to show some reality, movie makers in India must do that. Sj surya was praised for his acting which he truly deserves because he did some sort of a good performance in it. Bobby Simha should improve more on his pronunciations as well as on his expressions. Vj sethupathi indeed did a good performance out there. But I wish he reduces his speed of dialogue delivery for better comprehending of what he is saying. Anjali at last has done a good performance which she should have done long ago. Cheenu Mohan was not credited much but his performance stands out even after you leave the theatre.Music was a bit good at times and a disaster at certain places. Please Santhosh try giving good singers with good voice some chance and don’t sing all the songs on your own. Overall it is worth the watch. Go without expectations and you will surely like it. But please don’t take kids to this movie cause you will be having a hard time watching it