Sudha Kongara's Irudhi Suttru is a solid sports drama, which should not be missed as it is apparently the first authentic boxing based film of Tamil cinema. Yes, Kollywood produced some so called boxing films called Badri, M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi and Bhoologam where the sport was used for namesake but in Irudhi Suttru, boxing has been treated with life and great respect.
Sudha Kongara's biggest strength is that her dialogues are raw and her characters are lively. To her luck, she got two fantastic actors including Madhavan and Ritika Singh, who have literally lived the characters given to them. Only people who are familiar to Indian cinema would know that Ritika is a debutante while others would definitely think that she is a seasoned actress, such is her performance.
There is a natural glow in Ritika's face and her energy level is incredible. It's time to add Madhavan to the best actors list because he has given a spell bounding performance as a brash coach. The film's another big strength is cinematographer Sivakumar Vijayan, who has used vivid color tones to capture the mode and Santhosh Narayanan's music too flows along with the visuals.
Irudhi Suttru is definitely a must watch as it is a rare gem in Kollywood!