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'Miruthan' Movie Review & Rating: Make Way For Zombies!

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Miruthan movie review is here. Starring Jayam Ravi and Lakshmi Menon in the lead, Miruthan is the first zombie film in Tamil, a factor that helped in building its pre-release buzz. So, has the film justified its genre? Continue reading our movie review to unlock the answer.

Check out the slides below to see what celebrities and fans have to say about Miruthan.

Ramesh ‏@rameshlaus

#Miruthan [3/5] : @actor_jayamravi shd be commended for taking up this movie.. Has done perfect justice to his role & excels in all emotions. Dir @ShaktiRajan should be commended for bringing a new genre to TC.

Vikram Prabhu @iamVikramPrabhu

Actor Vikram Prabhu wrote on his official Twitter page, "Wishing brother @actor_jayamravi and his #Miruthan team for the first tamil zombie movie release! Wishing ur team a deadly super hit."

gobinathm ‏@gobinathm

A fan named Gobinath posted, "#Miruthan taking Tamil movie to next level simply loved it @actor_jayamravi .. Did not realize when the movie was over."

Thaman Shivakumar ‏@MusicThaman

Music director Thaman said, "Best wishes darling dear @actor_jayamravi good luck fr #miruthan @immancomposer darling heard u therichified can't wait to c the #zombies."

Madhan Karky ‏@madhankarky

Lyricist Madhan Karky said, "#Miruthan releasing in 1000 screens today. Happy to be part of the 1st Tamil zombie movie. Looking fwd to your comments. @actor_jayamravi."

Meghashyam ‏@shyam89t

A fan named Meghashyam posted, "#Miruthan Congrats @actor_jayamravi and @ShaktiRajan and team for giving us First Zombie tamil movie . Its started Roaring Sounds."

Iam Gaurav ‏@DonRiju

A fan named Gaurav wrote, "#Miruthan is not a full-fledged zombie film. It will have the commercial elements . Having said its kinda man vs nature film All d best."

Dheeran Prabakar ‏@raackki

A fan named Dheeran Prabakar feels proud about 'India's first zombie movie', he said, "@actor_jayamravi first show on #Miruthan Long day thirst, today gonna fulfill, India's 1st zombie Movie proud."

thalaivan vijay ‏@sathishsk493

Apparently, Miruthan has the backing of Vijay fans. A Vijay fan named Sathish posted on his Twitter page, "Miruthan intervel scene sema @actor_jayamravi sir super @immancomposer bgm poda sonna padathuku uyire kuduthu irukinga sir."

khushbusundar ‏@khushsundar

Veteran actress turned producer Khushboo posted on her official Twitter page, "Our very best wishes 2 @actor_jayamravi who is on a hattrick wid #MIRUTHAN tat rls 2dy.. v r sure it wl b anther milestone in his career."

Miruthan Plot:

When you are penning down a story based on zombies, you have to play by the rules. A virus springs up, it infects humans and spreads, turning everyone into a zombie. And then there is the main character (Jayam Ravi in this case) who tries to save the day.

Miruthan pretty much has the same setting. But hold your horses as director Shakti Soundar Rajan comes up with his own twist and turns to make this flick watchable by Tamil audiences.


Jayam Ravi comes up with a refined performance. Kudos to the actor for not overdoing his job as a movie like Miruthan might force you to exaggerate things.

Lakshmi Menon too, is a class act. Fear is an emotion that may grip you throughout this film and Lakshmi Menon helps accentuate that feel.

Comic relief is provided by actors like R N R Manohar and Kaali Venkat. Comedy sequences have worked in parts, which is an added advantage amidst shooting and gore.

Baby Anikha is impressive yet again. All other supporting actors including the ones playing zombies have come up with credible performances, for which the director has to be appreciated.


While the first half is fast paced, the latter half gets draggy at places. Miruthan could've easily been a better flick had the second half been a touch pacier.

Having said that, the climax and pre-climax portions are fabricated well, making you forget about the movie's second half lapses.

Though cinematography by Venkatesh is on par with some of the recently released Tamil films, his work has to be appreciated as Miruthan is a new attempt in Kollywood.

Venkat Ramanan's editing could've been better, especially in the second half. Kudos to the producers, S Michael Rayappan of Global Infotainment and M Seraphin for bankrolling this flick in spite of the risks involved.

Imman's background score is impressive as it is apt for a movie like Miruthan. Special mention goes to the make-up department as the team has managed to score big which is one of the positives of Miruthan.

Overall View:

It's refreshing to see our own version of a good zombie movie. Thanks to Shakti Soundar Rajan, more such exciting films may be made in Tamil cinema in the near future.

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