Vishal is an angry man. He is also an army officer. Who just cannot stop beating people up on the streets of Chennai.
But we must know he does this because he has a heart of gold, because, well, he is a hero in a Tamil cinema, and why else would heroes in Tamil cinema beat up people on the streets?
The Irumbuthirai trailer is out, and it sets up an interesting plot. Can an army officer take on cyber crime? Starring Vishal, Samantha Akkineni, Arjun Sarja, and a bunch of others, the film is produced by Vishal Film Factory, and is directed by PS Mithran.
It is billed as a techno-action-thriller film. That means loads of punches on screen, and floating computer screens and bad CGI. But perhaps not, at least as far as the trailer goes. “Information is power,” says Arjun in the film. Clearly he is pitted as the evil villain, out to steal your data.
Irumbuthirai, as far as one can make out from the trailer, seems like Tamil cinema is responding to very current issues. In the time of Aadhaar, data privacy, deep fakes, and the individual vs the corporate, Irumbuthirai appears to bat for the common man. “As far as I am concerned, you’re just a number. Stay a number, and you’ll be fine. Don’t try to become a person…” Arjun says. It’s up to Vishal to man up, and try and stop him.
The film will hit screens on May 11, a delayed release due to the strike by film industry workers.
Watch the trailer here: