“Ira”… A completely underwhelming murder mystery

Posted on March 22, 2018

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Spoilers ahead…

Read the full review on Film Companion, here: http://www.filmcompanion.in/ira-movie-review/

Ira (Prey), directed by Saiju SS, opens on a dramatic note. A politician named Chandy (Alencier Ley Lopez) is wheeled into a hospital. A few minutes later, a doctor declares, “Minister is no more.” The news channels explode. There are allegations of corruption! There may be a Maoist hand! The Kerala police are under pressure to crack the case, because there’s a parallel investigation by a central agency. A doctor named Aryan (Gokul Suresh) is arrested, but the chief investigator (Rajiv, played by Unni Mukundan) thinks it’s someone else. Does the nearby tribal community – with a convenient love interest in the form of Karthika (Mia George) – hold the answer? What about Aryan’s lecherous boss? The premise is more nail-biting than this crude melodrama.

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