Iraivan, the Tamil-language psychological action thriller film directed by I. Ahmed and produced by Passion Studios, is all set to stream on Netflix from October 26, 2023. The film stars Jayam Ravi, Nayanthara and Rahul Bose in the lead roles, while Vinoth Kishan, Vijayalakshmi, Narain, Ashish Vidyarthi, Azhagam Perumal and Bagavathi Perumal in supporting roles. The film was released theatrically on September 28, 2023 to mixed reviews from critics and audiences1
The film revolves around ACP Arjun (Jayam Ravi), who resigns from the police force after his friend Andrew (Narain) dies while trying to capture a serial killer named “Smiley Killer” Brahma (Rahul Bose). Arjun begins to take care of Andrew’s family, but has to safeguard them after learning that Brahma has escaped from prison and is targeting them for vengeance. Priya (Nayanthara), Andrew’s sister and Arjun’s love interest, also gets involved in the cat-and-mouse game between Arjun and Brahma. The film is a psychological thriller that explores the themes of obsession, revenge, guilt and redemption2
The film’s music is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, while the cinematography and editing are handled by Hari K. Vedantam and J. V. Manikanda Balaji respectively. The film’s trailer was released on YouTube on August 28, 2023 and received over 14 million views as of October 24, 2023. The trailer showcased the intense action sequences, the gripping suspense and the chemistry between Ravi and Nayanthara3
Iraivan is one of the most anticipated films of 2023 and has been praised for Ravi’s performance, background score and action sequences. However, it has also been criticised for its screenwriting, soundtrack, excessive violence and romantic scenes. The film has been rated U/A by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for its violent content4
Iraivan will be available for streaming on Netflix from October 26, 2023. Netflix is a global streaming service that offers a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries and more.