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Iraivi Tamil Movie Review

Iraivi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 8
Average Rating - 5.8/10
Yes - 3
No - 1
Neutral - 4
Watchable? - 87%

Critic Reviews Iraivi

  • Filmi Beat | Review By -Avinash Gopinath Rating-5/10
While the first half takes almost an hour to establish its characters, the second half wanders aimlessly before halting at a meaningful conclusion. The slowness in the narration does take its toll.Iraivi is an honest attempt by Karthik Subbaraj. But it looks like the director has bitten off more than he can chew.
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  • Behindwoods | Review By -BW Review Rating-5/10
Iraivi is yet another attempt to reiterate the value of the female gender to not just the male but to females themselves. And few women in the crowd would connect to the movie better. The expectations on a Karthik Subbaraj movie, might also not be in favour of a project like Iraivi.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Gautaman Bhaskaran Rating-4/10
Iraivi in the end seems like a story gone astray, the lives of several people destroyed by male egoistic rage that seeks solution in blood and gore. There is very little to cheer (the bottles of liquor merely adding to the depression) in the 160-minute work, which, though has some interesting performances by Simha, Surya and Anjali.
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  • Rediff | Review By -S Saraswathi Rating-7/10
The film’s many sub-plots, lack of fun elements and never-ending hopelessness may be a drawback, but the unpredictability of the narration keeps you intrigued. The beautifully etched out characters, the performances, the exceptional music and the thought-provoking message makes Karthik Subbaraj’s Iraivi a must watch.
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  • Piping Hot Views | Review By -Anand
If Iraivi can be likened to an Onion, the core layers of it have enough juice in them to make your eyes (senses) cringe & root for the women in it but how much you root for them is impended by its prominent and contrived outer layers, much like the outer layers of onion that are functionless.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -M Suganth Rating-7/10
Iraivi signifies the transition of Karthik Subbaraj from a whiz kid who delivered visually dazzling works to a major filmmaker who merits serious discussion. If Pizza and Jigarthanda showed his directing flair, Iraivi is a showcase of his writing prowess. That doesn't mean the film is visually a lesser experience. In fact, it is equally impressive. The film is certainly the most interesting 'drama' we have seen in Tamil cinema in a while.
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  • Danie Britto | Review By -Danie Britto Rating-8/10
The screenplay is slow but some things are well said only in that manner. Probably the general audience who come out for entertainment and people who look for commercial elements will not be pleased with it. Every woman will feel proud and every man will be moved at heart after watching Iraivi. Go with the flow of the movie, leave behind all the chauvinism within yourself, you will enjoy this fantastic social movie.
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  • The Hindu | Review By -Baradwaj Rangan
I am sure that you will, one day, make that wholly satisfying film, but for now, thank you for these parts. Thank you for the ambition. Thank you for giving us SJ Surya, the actor – I never dreamed he had such a capacity to hold a scene, to hold the screen. Thank you for continuing not to sell out. And thank you for making me fight with myself, for not making it easy to decide if you’ve made a “good” film or a merely “okay” film. For now, Iraivi is a fascinating film, and that’s enough.
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S. J. Surya, Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, Anjali, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Pooja Devariya, Karunakaran, Radharavi, Vadivukkarasi, Cheenu Mohan, Karthikeyan, Kaali Venkat
Karthik Subbaraj
Karthik Subbaraj
Karthik Subbaraj
Karthik Subbaraj
Sivakumar Vijayan
Santhosh Narayanan
produced by: 
CV Kumar, KE Gnanavel Raja
run time: 
160 minutes
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Plot Synopsis
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.