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Irudhi Suttru (U)



1 hrs 52 mins

20  Audience Reviews

137 Ratings

Release Date

29 Jan 2016
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews Updated: February 09, 2016 11:41 AM IST

Madhavan is a banished boxing coach who tries hard to prove his critics a point. Carrying with him a hope that our country too, can achieve big in the field of boxing, he begins a new journey.

Madhavan makes a comeback of sorts to Tamil cinema with his latest release Irudhi Suttru. But the question is, is he back with a bang? That's precisely what you will be finding here in our Irudhi Suttru movie review.

Newcomer Ritika Singh, a real life kick-boxer, is a good find. However, it is to be seen if the girl is here to stay when she signs a film sans boxing. In Irudhi Suttru though, she packs a punch.

Madhavan plays Prabhu a hot headed national boxing coach who as punishment for not bowing to the higher authorities is sent to Chennai with a challenge to discover and train a woman boxer for the National Championship.

Rithika Singh as the firebrand Madhee scorches the screen in every frame of the film and is easily the number one contender for many an award this year.

Verdict : A must watch for lovers of good cinema which engages and entertains through out.

Young woman filmmaker Sudha Kongara touches upon the ego war and politics in the sports body with conviction and clarity. Irudhi Suttru is the best from Madhavan so far. From a chocolate boy to a gritty coach, the movie showcases the other side of Madhavan.

It is about Madhi a rustic and innocent girl outside the ring, but flexes power of a champion when the gloves are on. It is a discovery that drives disgraced coach Adi into finding purpose in his life.

Irudhi Suttru – Maddy all the way.

The film is about a passionate, impulsive boxing coach, Prabhu (Madhavan), who is dying to prove his worth as the nation's best coach by uncovering the next female Indian boxing champ.

Director Sudha Kongara's research on the sport and the state of affairs in the country shows on screen. The technical terms and techniques of boxing are used in the film without going overboard.

Take a bow, Sudha, Maddy, Ritika and the whole team for coming out with Irudhi Suttru which stays true to its title and delivers a knockout finale.

While filmmakers in West have made several simon-pure boxing based films, Irudhi Suttru is actually Tamil cinema’s first step towards this genre. It’s got a predictable premise and you know exactly which way the story is heading, but when the characters win over your heart and you start rooting for them, that’s all what really matters.

There’s a perfect milieu, a build-up and a fantastic climax and as all these elements come together so well, for the film to work perfectly. The biggest strength of Irudhi Suttru is the brilliant performances of Ritika and Madhavan, who breathes through their roles.

Overall, Irudhi Suttru is a perfect sports drama, which should not be missed! Go for it!

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