Oru Naal Iravil (2015)

 ●  Tamil ● 1 hr 49 mins

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"Shekar (Sathyaraj) is an NRI working in Singapore. He comes to his hometown Chennai after completing his contract. He sees his daughter riding a bike with a male classmate. Fearing that she would stray, he arranges for her to get married as soon as possible and ends her college education. Shekar has invested in a commercial property next to his house which he has let out to store owners, except for one garage. Since he is home, he meets his friends here and they bond every night over a few peg of drinks. One of them is Suri (Varun), a young autorickshaw driver. Around the same time, Sethu (Yugi Sethu), a struggling former film director has written a script that is finally accepted by a producer. However, he leaves his bag by accident in Suri's rickshaw. One day, Suri arranges for Shekar to rendezvous with a call girl in the unoccupied garage near his house to cheer him up after he has an argument with his family over his daughter's marriage and education. While getting some food, Suri bumps into Sethu who demands for his bag back. While traveling to get the bag, Suri is arrested by the police for driving under influence and is held at the local station for the whole night. Shekar and the call girl are left locked up in the garage for two nights in a row. During this time, Shekar convinces the call girl to remain quiet until Suri comes to get them since it would be embarrassing if anyone knows about why they are locked up there. Shekar learns that the call girl was forced to stop college after getting married, but had to become a prostitute to feed her daughter after her husband left them. She only has one friend who she can call during emergencies, but she cannot call him now since he does not know she is a call girl. Shekar also explains that his house is nearby, which is why they cannot simply leave in broad daylight. The call girl also sees the bag with the script which Suri had left in the rickshaw. She reads the script and decides to take it with her. Meanwhile, they overhear Shekar's friends talking outside the garage and learn that one of them has ill intentions towards him. When the coast is finally clear and Suri is released from the station, he comes to get Shekar out. However, Suri is shocked to see that the call girl had left, thinking that he had come to take her. Before leaving, she had told Shekar to call her Thangam. Suri takes the bag back to Sethu, who is shocked to see that his script is gone. Meanwhile, Shekar goes home and is welcomed by his family. It turns out that his daughter had arranged for her friend to unlock the garage. She had also realized the truth but lied to her family about her father leaving town for a few days to calm himself down. Following Thangam's advice, he calls off the engagement and allows his daughter to continue her education. Meanwhile, Thangam goes to meet her only friend, who turns out to be Sethu. She gives him the script that she had taken, not realizing that it was originally his. Inspired by the sudden turn of events, Sethu decides to rewrite the script before directing his film.

Cast: Kalyani Natarajan, Sathyaraj

Crew: Anthony Gonsalves (Director), MS Prabhu (Director of Photography), Navin Iyer (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 20 Nov 2015 (India)

Tamil Name: ஒரு நாள் இரவில்

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Did you know? This film is a remake of the Malayalam movie Shutter (2012). Read More
*SPOILER*  Interesting thriller and drama

"Oru naal iravil" directed by Anthony is a faithful remake of its Malayalam predecessor "Shutter".The film moves at a brisk pace and the happenings keep you engrossed.The acting is uniformly good and Sathyaraj towers above the rest in a powerhouse performance that aces the film throughout.As the near misogynist father and husband who suspects his elder college going daughter's relationship with her male friends and as the client who is unsuspectingly caught in his own shop with a streetwalker who manages to bring about a change in his heart , he fills his acting space credibly hitting all the right notes.As the streetwalker, Anumol is endearing and a complete natural.So is Varun as Suri, the auotowallah who plays a crucial role.Yughi Sethu is subdued and has some of the film's more meaningful lines.The film is aided by decent cinematography and is far removed for the cliches of commercialism.A must watch for fans who enjoy very different kind of regional language cinema.

Oru Nall Iravil

Good Movie good message "valkayila thadumaralam but thavaru seiya kudathu"

nice movie, good entertainment...

good movie................

as Sekar's wife
as Sekar
as Thangam
as Varsha
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as Sethu Barathi


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This film is a remake of the Malayalam movie Shutter (2012).