What happens when you get trapped in a house with a murderer
and a dead body in the basement? You get
Well, that’s exactly what the characters in Irul were feeling
when the movie dropped on Netflix today!
Irul, the Malayam-language movie, follows a writer, Alex and
his girlfriend, Archana, who drive away to take a weekend off with no cell
phones. And that’s when they stumble upon another character who changes their life
course (pun intended!).
It’s a kind of movie that will hopefully convince couples to
stay home and not to head outside during the pandemic. Or perhaps, it warns us
not to date any writers! (with no offense, of course).
The streaming-giant has been teasing this movie for a while
with a premise that says, “A dark raining night, an empty house, a stranded
couple and unknown man. A sleek game of the cat and the mouse starts playing
on, as the three of them find a dead body in the basement.”
According to the movie trailer, this movie looks like a
classic case of whodunit but in a twisted manner!
And you know what? The movie is already streaming on Netflix. Having
dropped on the platform on 2nd April, the movie has been receiving
favorable reviews from critics, with stars’ performances and direction being
Are you still confused whether or not it is going to be a
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features only three characters
The movie stars Soubhin Sahir as Alex, Darshana Rajendran as
Archana, and Fahadh Faasil as a stranger who they meet at a mysterious house.
Oh, actually four!
There’s an unknown dead body in the basement, too (if you
count it as a character). We don’t know who that character is until the movie’s
climax, though, and that’s what makes this movie even more thrilling.
The movie has plenty of jump-scares, frustrated outbursts,
shadow play, sinister music, and an evil central character – what more do you
want on a freaky Friday night?
Irul is a
90-minute lock room mystery with a three-member cast
Netflix’s latest Tamil movie follows Archana, who is a lawyer,
and her writer boyfriend, Alex. They drive away at a mysterious house to spend
the weekend. Just because Archana’s work demands her to be constantly on call,
Alex ensures that they don’t bring their cellphones along (of course, a quick
dial to 911 would make it
difficult for Sunil Yadav-scripted thriller to come
Anyway, it’s pouring heavily and their car breaks down in the
middle of nowhere. Archana and Alex seek refuge in the nearest house to spend
the night, and that’s when the third character comes into action. There, they
meet a mysterious house-owner who calls himself Unni. His house has all the
signs of what a classic crime scene of Hitchcock movie would like: candles, a
painting of a dead woman, shadows and stacked wood bookshelves.
Alex is a newbie writer who has recently published his first
novel called Irul, which is based on a real-life serial killer who killed at
least five women. But Unni argues that it was six! Unni was one of the few
people who has read Alex’s book. And apparently, he doesn’t like the novel at
He believes that the book is highly fictitious and
imaginative, consisting of no actual facts. His mysterious knowledge about the
killer leads Alex towards speculating that he might be the subject of his book!
He begins to think about what drives Unni to kill only women.
Irul is filled with a lot of unexplained coincidences,
confusions, and a dead bodies pile up, all in 90-minutes that too with only a three-member
cast. What makes things interesting and thrilling is the extra-ordinary
performances and some badass filmmaking. If nothing else, Irul is definitely
going to keep you at the edge of your seat throughout.
members drop riddles on their social media accounts for viewers to catch!
To make things more confusing yet entertaining, the trio have shared
riddles related to the movie on their social media accounts. Have you checked
them out yet? If not, consider heading to their accounts now!
has some stellar visuals!
Directed by Naseef Yusuf Izuddin and produced by Shameer
Muhammed, the movie is shot beautifully across the landscapes of Kerala. Its
art direction is nothing short of Hollywood-like; as we have mentioned earlier,
it looks like a classic Hitchcock movie set!
In addition to this, the movie has some creepy yet amazing
sound effects that lead the story on artistically.
And, just by the way, this movie is Naseef’s directorial debut
and the lad has nailed it!
Fahadh’s second movie to be shot during pandemic
Earlier, Fahadh appeared in C U Soon – a movie that has been entirely shot on an iPhone –
released last year. Irul was produced in a 30-day schedule in a single home,
located in Kuttikanam in Idukki. The crew and cast members were strictly
adhering to covid-19 protocols while filming it.
Check out the trailer here:
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