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Isai - Ambitious Drama

As a filmmaker Isai brings to the forefront the strongpoints of S.J.Suryah. The central line of his films always revolves around human emotions. Despite the numerous questions we have with the way the conflict has been dealt with, the drama works well for the most part thanks to the ease with which...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


SJ Surya style glamour, humor, dialogues and power packed performances with a little twist in the end!

Climax is what makes or breaks a movie ! The satisfaction from a climax directly depends on the process it puts the subjects through. The more difficult the process, the more fruitful is the level of satisfaction from the climax. SJ Suryah draws courage from the new wave cinema in Tamil and comes wi...(more)

Source: Editorial board, Behindwoods.com


Twists, turns, Power packed acting minus music

He directed, wrote scripts, penned dialogues, produced, then took the big step in acting, and finally did something inevitable composed music. Yes, the man in the limelight is SJ Surya without a doubt. The title of the music itself triggers a lot of hype, �ISAI� is a musical thriller probably the on...(more)

Source: Editorial board, IndiaGlitz.com


Lots of problems, but the preposterous plot pulls you through

S.J. Surya's Isai begins with a curious disclaimer, that what we're about to see is fiction. Wait. Isn't that obvious? After all, this isn't a biopic. But slowly, we begin to see why this bit of bordering-on-legalese was necessary. The film tells the story of a famous film-music composer named Isai ...(more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan, The Hindu


Suryah is back with bang!

After several delays and hiccups, Isai, the much anticipated flick of SJ Suryah finally saw the light of the day. But, the wait was well worth it, for Suryah has come out with a riveting out-of-the-box thriller with engrossing music and himself taking the avatar of a music composer with consumable e...(more)

Source: Anupama Subramanian, Deccan Chronicle


A once-successful veteran is envious of the success that his one-time assistant as a music director and plots to bring him down by ruining both his career and life.

Isai begins with a voice-over that tells us the film will show us what jealousy can do to a genius. And it dives straight into the plot. AK Shiva is the new hotshot film composer in town and the man he has dethroned, Vetrichelvan, who was ruling the scene for 30 years, is enraged by his success.(more)

Source: M. Suganth, Times Of India


Isai is a compelling musical thriller

The multitalented S J Surya of Vaali and Kushi fame makes an impressive comeback after almost a decade. His latest film, Isai, marred by controversy, finally hit the screens this weekend. The film revolves around an aging egoistic music legend and his vicious plan to sabotage the rising career of hi...(more)

Source: S. Saraswathi, Rediff.com

User Reviews All User Reviews(7)


Vipin Maniappan

Except for romance parts the movie is good to watch satyaraj steals the show (more)


Hari Ravi

unexpected twist movie........................................................................................................ (more)


Vamsi Krishna Mandavilli

I don't know why MC has droped % of this movie It is real worth watch***** (more)


தமிழ் பிரதீப்குமார்

Best Movie SJ Surya Congrats...................... (more)


Sam Hijacker

sorry for all i rate this movie 4.5 star............ (more)


T Senthil Kumar

Excellent movie Sj surya provide the movie don't missed the movie (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “HNY Puthandin” Madhankarky SJ Suriya
2 “Isai Veesi ” Madhankarky Chinmayi
3 “Atho Vanile Nila” Madhankarky Karthik, Chinmayi, Deva
4 “Nee Poiya” Madhankarky Vijay Yesudas
5 “Dirty Dancing ” Shalini Sing, Georgina Sing Shalini Sing
6 “Lip Lock Theme” Chinmayi
7 “She is His Piano” Chinamyi
8 “Baby Theme” Chinmayi