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Tales of men, women and their relationships

To watch Iraivi, you need a lot of patientce and complete trust in the director that the ride will be worth it. If you could stay with the director till the very end, there is definitely some pay-off. But, the investment you need to make is not commensurate to the pay-off you will get in the end. Th...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Karthik Bites More Than He Can Chew!

Iraivi is an honest attempt by Karthik Subbaraj. But it looks like the director has bitten off more than he can chew. (more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath , One India


You cannot enjoy the rain without actually getting drenched! So don't shut yourself down if you hear that it is not an out and out entertainer, rather make yourself vulnerable to this work and you will not regret it.

Few minute symbolism he carries while narrating his tale, makes Karthik�s passion for filmmaking obvious. One does not become a cult filmmaker just by breaking filmmaking templates; he becomes one even if he breaks the templates present in our society. Iraivi is yet another attempt to reiterate the ...(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com


A dark tale of male arrogance

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 perfor...(more)

Source: Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times


Iraivi is another winner from Karthik Subbaraj

Despite the sheer number of characters, everyone has a vital role to play. With brilliant all round performances, it becomes extremely difficult to choose a favorite, but Surya is undoubtedly the winner. Torn between anger, frustration and pain, while simultaneously appearing to be drunk, Surya has ...(more)

Source: S Saraswathi, Rediff.com


Karthik Subbaraj's film is subtle yet hard hitting

Nevertheless, when preachy, over-the-board films masquerade as feminist socials, Karthik's gloomy drama is an honest attempt. It just reflects the raw and hard-hitting reality; it's like Sujatha's Eppothum Penn and Jayakanthan's Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal: It is more about the means and little...(more)

Source: Kirubakar Prushothaman, India Today


For now, Iraivi is a fascinating film, and that's enough.

They�re packed � with characters, with complications, with information doled out in bits and pieces. And our signature intercutting adds to this texture. Happenings are stretched and meshed the way they would be in real life, and not compacted according to the page-per-minute requirement of screenpl...(more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan, The Hindu


A hard hitting film that has power packed performances from the top notch lead cast that is worth the watch.

Karthick Subbaraj has chosen a subject, entirely different from his previous work and throughout the first half keeps the audience in a stranglehold grip and then in the climax delivers all the punches to drive home his themes of loyalty, brotherhood, deception, betrayal and most importantly ,femini...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com

User Reviews All User Reviews(7)



Good Movie , all characters are fine except Bobby Simha, but overall a very good film (more)


Arun Sundar

Movie is okay. .but editing should have been better. Painful to sit through. That is the only minus. (more)


Aravind Kadhal Rasigan

Iravi is the best film this year which is a very bold attempt must watch it will makes u cry and think ..screenplay is must be slow bcos its a drama film and he has to show and make audience to feel it hats off karthik subburaj (more)


Vasanth Raj

Kudoss to Karthik Subbaraj for a bold theme which so far to my knowledge only few directors like Balachandar and Selvaraghavan does. A movie that focus on women and the issues she faces because of men. Only disappointing factor is , Karthik Subbaraj does not show much space for the women and after a... (more)


Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan

Nice movie and the movie demands at least multiple watch to appreciate the quality of this movie. (more)


Manoj Diru

Need some patient ......... If u hav tat then d film is worthier than any other film..... Sj surya acting therri (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Onnu Rendu” Vivek S.J.Suryah Listen
2 “Kadhal Kappal” Muthamil Santhosh Narayanan Listen
3 “Solla Thudikuthu Manasu” Muthamil R.K.Sundar Listen
4 “Dhushta” Vivek Meenakshi and Dhee Listen
5 “Othaiyila” Mani Amudhavan Antony Dasan Listen
6 “Manithi” Vivek Santhosh Narayanan, Brinda,Ananthu Listen