‘Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu’ Movie Review!

‘Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu’ blasts out for a universal message for peace!

Reviews 5-Dec-2019 8:24 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction: Athiyan Athirai
Production: Neelam Productions
Cast: Attakathi Dinesh, Anandhi, Riythvika, Lijeesh, John Vijay, Ramesh Thilak, G. Marimuthu and Munishkanth
Music: Tenma
Cinematography: Kishore Kumar
Editor: Selva RK

After the release of ‘Pariyerum Perumal’ we knew that Pa Ranjith had been waiting for the release of ‘Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu’ which seems to prominently portray the routines of labors working in waste paper and iron shops. Introducing director Athiyan Athirai through this film, we will see whether this film will turn to be a success just like ‘Pariyerum Perumal’ to Pa Ranjith’s ‘Neelam Productions’!


Selvam (Dinesh) works so hard as a driver while he keeps taking away loads of waste iron materials and deliveries to the place where his rude owner tells. In such occasion, he travels to Pondicherry with loads of iron materials in which there is a missile which came to the seashore of Mahabalipuram and was sensational for coming to shore after many years which was being submerged during World War II. On the other hand, Selvam’s love interest, Chittu aka Chitra (Anandhi) is struggling in her home to somehow marry Selvam in spite of knowing about his rough and tough job. While Selvam tries to deliver the load in Pondicherry, he gets to know that a huge load of iron is a missile and tries to settle it hidden somewhere it can be without anyone’s notice. Simultaneously, Dhaniya (Riythvika as a Journalist & Social Activist) tries to find where the missile is and tries to make the public aware of this threat for the blast. She is followed back by a Police gang who works in favor of a big shot (John Vijay). What happens next? Will Dinesh settle the missile somewhere and carry on with his work or will he deliver it to the right person? How Dhaniya will find the missile and escape from the Police? Will Chitra join Dinesh follows the rest in ‘Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu’!


From the beginning till the end, Director Athiyan Athirai had played well with lots of characters and also with a straight story such that the parallel stories of Riythvika struggling to find the missile and to present it to the public by escaping from Lijeesh and John Vijay, and Anandhi’s struggle for marrying Dinesh. As a first attempt, Athiyan had worked well with a different idea which is appreciative. However, much confusion was arising during the sequences of Police chasing for the missile and for Riythvika, Dinesh’s tension to settle the missile with the threat if it could blast anytime and also of Anandhi’s love portions with her struggles to be with Dinesh, the story has a good message, in the end, stating that war is not the solution for the world’s peace and wherever any missile blasts, it happens in our planet and in our world. Compared to the first half which has lots of character revealing, the second half seemed slightly longer because of the continuous chase and so many performances. Besides that, dialogues, comedy portions, performances, characters, visuals, editing, and songs looked neat whereas Athiyan would have worked little more on the screenplay since it has so many characters and parallel stories.


As we all know, Dinesh is basically a performer than being an actor because he is entirely seen as the character he portrays in every film. He aptly fits the character which he played in this film. Pairing up with Dinesh, Anandhi had performed her role well but also had clumsiness in some portions of her as if she is diverting the main story. Playing the role of an activist, Riythvika’s character had been interesting and also seemed very clear in characterization. Also, Munishkanth’s comedy portions along with Dinesh had also worked out well even in the serious portions. Apart from that, as a rude boss G. Marimuthu, as a Policeman Lijeesh, as a person who wanted to get the missile John Vijay and Ramesh Thilak as a coworker and a friend of Dinesh had performed their roles well.

What works?

1) New idea

2) Cinematography and background score

3) The message conveyed in the end

What doesn’t work?

1) Not satisfying screenplay

2) Irrelevant characters

On the whole, ‘Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu’ is a step forward for Pa Ranjith’s ‘Neelam Productions’ with a universal message in the end!

Verdict: ‘Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu’ blasts out for a universal message for peace!

Ratings: 5.5/10

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