The much awaited official trailer of Vikram's Iru Mugan is here and looks like we have yet another sci-fi thriller in the pipeline.
Though the trailer gives away the setting of Iru Mugan which is crystal clear, what it doesn't portray with conviction are some of those blink-and-you-miss-it shots, that may turn out to be crucial in stitching together the story of Iru Mugan.
The Shaman Connection
What intrigued me the most while watching the trailer is the shot that depicts a man as a shaman. A shaman is a person regarded as having access to the world of spirits, both benevolent and malevolent.
Going by the trailer the Anand Shankar directorial may have a psychic element, in addition to the science fiction angle.
The Evil Within
If there is a psychic element in the movie, that automatically explains the eerie black-coloured iris of characters seen in the trailer.
Interestingly, all important characters including the ones played by Nayantara and Vikram (both positive and negative), sport a black-coloured iris.
Going by his attire and black nail polish which is deliberately flaunted by Vikram, it looks like the National Award-winning actor may have taken up the role of a gothic for the first time in his career.
The Goths or gothic people were an East Germanic group who played a crucial role in the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the emergence of Medieval Europe.
The Dark World Angle
It is pretty much apparent that one of the characters played by Vikram is some kind of a mad scientist.
Now, taking into consideration the above points, it can be deduced that Vikram might play a mad scientist who believes in the existence of the dark world, making his character that much more mad.
A Delve Through The Past?
While in all other scenes Vikram appears as a stylish detective with neatly groomed hair, in one particular shot he sports a relatively long hair.
Also, the setting of that particular scene looks uncouth, leading to a speculation that Iru Mugan might offer a peek into the past.