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TRENDING: Iravin Nizhal To Release on OTT On This Date!

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Radhakrishnan Parthiban is a pioneer in Tamil cinema, who has given some of the best classics. He is an actor and director, who has come up with films ahead of his time, both technically and screenplay-wise. With Oththa Seruppu in 2019, he came up with a concept of a single-character film, where he was the only character in a full-feature film. Now, this veteran director has come up with another brilliant concept, a non-linear single-shot film, which is the first of its kind in Tamil Cinema.

Iravin Nizhal has already won 3 international awards and 2 nominations. Arthur A Wilson, the cinematographer has won Best Cinematography awards at the Cult Movies International film Festival and Oniros Film Awards – New York, while the film has won at the Medusa Film Festival. While the movie did quite well in theatres, Parthiban has announced that the movie will finally be available to watch on OTT. Taking to his Twitter, the actor wrote in Tamil, “Good morning! ‘Iravin Nizhal’ will be released on Amazon, today or tomorrow. We are excited for you to welcome it and for me to announce it. Let’s watch! Thankyou for your overwhelming response!!!” So now, after 4 months, the movie is all set to be available on Amazon Prime.

Explaining the technicalities is difficult. Parthiban has made it easy for us, as he has the making of the film for the first 30 minutes. The audience is then given an intermission, and then the entire film goes at one stretch for 96 minutes. There is no intermission between the actual film, as the single-shot idea of the film would then be lost. As there is no cut, the most challenging part of the film is transitioning from one shot or scene to another, especially considering that it is non-linear. Parthiban has mastered this aspect in the film and the film is just amusing.

The movie’s attempt to bring something new to the table, the Indian film industry rather, is way beyond commendable. The character arcs, the performances, the sets, and the costumes, are all important elements. The Gimbal operator Akash is to be given a special mention because carrying out a single shot for 96 minutes is no joke. Hope the team’s efforts translate into a huge pride for the Indian film industry itself.

For a very simple audience, who watch movies for entertainment, this movie is quite a bit difficult to follow and understand. As they may not understand the novel idea the film tried, they may further not find anything amusing. In addition, this movie is also not a family watch because of its screenplay. However, no doubt, this movie is a must-watch! More so, it is a must-watch in theatres, to understand the technicalities of the film.