Atharvaa can act. Priya Anand can smile. Jagan can deliver funny lines. Raai Laxmi can look sexy. Johnny Tri Nguyen can stare. But none of them does that to make a mark.
Atharvaa is a bike enthusiast who loses his father in an accident. While he gives up his bike thinking that it is because of his bike he lost his dad, the bike comes back to him, this time, because of the lady he falls in love with. Atharvaa’s relationship with the bike is the basic plot of Irumbu Kuthirai.
Priya Anand is the usual soft breeze when it is romantic scenes we are looking for. That spark between the lead pair is missing from the first scene, it’s not established actually. Raai Laxmi plays Atharvaa’s friend in the movie. She definitely looks older than him, saying ‘mentor’ would have been believable. Johnny Tri Nguyen, oh, if only he could act, he’d be seen in a lot more movies.
G. V. Prakash Kumar’s music is one of the albums that can be filed away in the mediocre crap category. A film with songs is welcome but a film with the kind of songs from Irumbu Kuthirai is unwelcome. G.V., what’s wrong with you? More importantly, Yuvaraj Bose, what were you scripting? When the hero’s in love, he dances in a foreign land, good. But shouldn’t that at least be attractive? Even there, we are left to deal with poor camera work, which doesn’t fully utilize the vastness of the location, and tasteless music.
Anjaan is in the frying pan already, we shall gladly add Irumbu Kuthirai to it.
Sentimental line: Atharvaa misses his father (Raghuvaran) in the film. Tamil cinema is missing him. I miss him. There can emerge no voice like his.