Iru Mugan Movie Review | Critic Reviews

Iru Mugan Tamil Movie Review

Iru Mugan Tamil Movie Review

Total Reviews - 14
Average Rating - 4.7/10
Yes - 2
No - 4
Neutral - 8
Watchable? - 71%

Critic Reviews Iru Mugan

  • Times of India | Review By -M Suganth Rating-6/10
And the actor nails both the mannerisms and the modulation of this character. The film feels alive whenever this character is on screen, and that is why the second half — despite the implausible scenes — comes across as more engaging than the initial portions.

  • Rediff | Review By -S Saraswathi Rating-5/10
Only the visuals skillfully captured by cinematographer R D Rajasekhar and the background score by Harris Jayaraj stand out. Iru Mugan is let down by the meandering screenplay and insipid execution.

  • India Today | Review By -Srivatsan Rating-5/10
Without the typical pace-slowing, mood-killing romantic interludes, Iru Mugan is a solid, if predictable, story. In Ira Mugan's two-and-a-half hour runtime, Anand manages to hold your attention. The first half is pretty pacy as he builds the plot with a little twist in the interval. But it's the second half that lacks the punch.

  • Indian Express | Review By -Krishna Vamsi Rating-3/10
The Vikram-starrer is a badly made hodge-podge of Hollywood movies, or rather their crux. Iru Mugan draws inspiration from Bradley Cooper-starrer Limitless as well as how Hitler led his Blitzkrieg by providing meth pills to his army during World War II.

  • Behindwoods | Review By -BW Review Rating-5/10
To sum it all, Iru Mugan has its pluses in the form of technical prowess but the core story and the treatment lets it down. Iru Mugan shines bright at the technical front, but is a little dull on the story and screenplay. Vikram in full form, technically strong too. But script and logic could have been handled better.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Sowmya S Rating-6/10
Despite its commercial constraints, Iru Mugan turns out to be a fast-paced, no-nonsense movie laced with chemistry and history lessons on drugs. If you are a hardcore Vikram/Nayantara fan, this movie might just give the high that you wanted.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Karthika Raveendran Rating-4/10
Anand Shankar as a director and scriptwriter has been a let down. There are so many scenes that could have been edited, and dialogues even more. If at all you are too curious to know how Vikram’s role as LOVE the criminal pans out then you could give it a try. Otherwise, giving this actioner a miss would not be the worst decision. No whistles or anything.
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  • The Hindu | Review By -Sangeetha Devi Dundoo Rating-5/10
Inkokkadu is technically sure-footed and helped by crackling performances by Vikram. The climax is a mockery with anyone and everyone taking a whiff of the dreaded drug, Speed. Forget wanting a brain-over-brawn screenplay, you just sit back in disbelief at the ridiculousness of it all. In the end, the film leaves us underwhelmed.
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  • Manorama | Review By -Arathi Kannan Rating-5/10
Iru Mugan is an absolute failure to touch base with any emotion—neither the love, nor the villainy. While sharper edits would have helped trimming the chaos, Iru Mugan would remain every bit the larger-than-life Vikram film that it started out to be. And if two of his faces couldn’t help with that, then what really can!
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  • The Hindu | Review By -Baradwaj Rangan
But when done well, this kind of empty-calorie filmmaking can be very satisfying, the equivalent of a junk-food meal. Arima Nambi was slick, smart – it had real rhythm. None of this can be said about Iru Mugan, which veers between just-about-watchable and inexplicably dull.
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  • Studio Flicks | Review By -Christopher Kanagaraj Rating-5/10
One and only positive in the film is Vikram’s look and performance as ‘Love’. Unfortunately Vikram’s efforts alone couldn’t save this film. Repetitive scenes in the second half tests our patience. Hopefully Anand Shankar will bounce back with a good script next time. Film is watchable only for Vikram’s hard work.
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  • Cinema Glitz | Review By -Sajid Rating-4/10
Chiyaan Vikram, who gives his best regardless of how the story is and did the same with “Iru Mugan” too. He played the dual role with great diligence and a body language only he can pull it off. But poorly written dialogues and lazy screenplay makes his hard effort go in vain.
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  • 123 Telugu | Review By -123Telugu Rating-5/10
Inkokkadu is a unique action entertainer which has its moments. Engaging first half and Vikram’s performances are a huge plus. This is a kind of film which will be liked only by action film lovers and general audience who love popcorn entertainers, might get disappointed. Finally, if you manage to ignore the lacklustre second half and predicatble storyline, you can give this film a shot for Vikram who is awesome as LOVE.
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  • AP Herald | Review By -Siva Kumar Rating-4/10
'Iru Mugan' is a desperate attempt from Director Anand Shankar. He tried something new, but failed badly in execution. And as for Vikram, his hard work goes in vain once again. This movie would just be another '10 Endrathukulla' or 'Kandasamy' for Vikram. 'Halena' song is good. Cinematography is exemplary. Nothing else to brag about.
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    Vikram, Nayantara, Nithya Menon, Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Bala, Karunakaran, Riythvika
    Anand Shankar
    Anand Shankar
    Anand Shankar
    Anand Shankar
    RD Rajasekhar
    Harris Jayaraj
    produced by: 
    Shibu Thameens
    Tamil; Dubbed in Telugu as 'Inkokkadu'
    Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    run time: 
    155 minutes
    censor certification: 

    Plot Synopsis
    Iru Mugan is a sci-fi thriller directed by Anand Shankar, starring Vikram, Nayanthara Kurian and Nithya Menen in the lead roles.

    In Iru Mugan Vikram plays an Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Agent whose work takes him to international shores. Vikram plays dual role in this film - as the hero as well as the villain.

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