A nightmare-ridden author who writes ‘dark’ novels. A pretty lawyer anchored to her cell phone. A strange fellow in a satin nightgown. And lethal games being played in a large house in a deserted hillside. The elements of a cracking thriller are all correct and present in this debut feature, shot during the pandemic. But someone should have warned the writers about the jump scare: too few don’t really matter, and too many lead straight to a point where no mystery ever wants to be, when we are tapping our fingers in impatience, and waiting for it to wrap-for-god’s-sake.Irul 2021 Movie Download.
For the sake of our cast though, we give it our attention. Darshana Rajendran is convincing as a good-looking young woman who is also at ease with being a solid professional. A coffee with a potential boyfriend is also an opportunity to multi-task because her work is demanding. Soubin Shahir, who’s been steadily leapfrogging from one good role to another (Kumbalangi Nights, Android Kunjappan) is as believable as a first-time author very pleased to be in bookshops, and chafing at the fact that his attractive date finds her phone more fascinating than him. And Fahadh Faasil, who does being unhinged so well by now that he will find it difficult to please us with plain vanilla characters, is right in the middle of this desi-gothic story which has thunder, lightning and rain, stranded couples, and a body in the basement.
However, here the effort seems to be to ensure that the viewers don’t get too much of a surprise and to not try anything out of the tested path. A writer Alex Parayil (Soubin Shahir) takes his girlfriend Archana (Darshana Rajendran), a lawyer, on a weekend getaway. During the night ride, in the pouring rain, the car breaks down. They take shelter in a nearby mansion, where they are welcomed by a mysterious man (Fahadh Faasil). But things, as expected, take a darker turn soon, with events paralleling those from Alex’s recent book Irul seeming to have taken place there.Irul 2021 Movie Download.