First Trailer For Selvaraghavan's IRANDAM ULAGAM Blows Minds

J Hurtado, Contributing Writer
A few days before the ridiculously loud trailer for Krrish 3 exploded online, a trailer for another highly anticipated fantasy film made its bow, and this one feels much better to me. 

Irandam Ulagam is the latest film from acclaimed Tamil language director Selvaraghavan, who happens to be the brother of one of India's finest young actors, Dhanush K Raja. Irandam Ulagam is a two part story set both in the real world and in a fantastical land that appears to be wonderfully realized in Selvaraghavan's hands.

As is normally the case, not much is known of the plot. Even the official descriptions are hesitant to go beyond calling it simply a romantic drama. However,it looks quite ambitious, and ambition is something that is sorely lacking in mainstream Indian films these days. The inventive use of CG and action choreography look like they've grabbed a pinch of this and a dash of that from other fantasy films, but it appears to create a cohesive whole as far as I can tell from the small amount of footage in the trailer. I'm definitely curious, and the FX appear to be top notch, let's hope that the final product bears that out.

Irandam Ulagam
's cast is led by Arya, who Twitch fanatics might remember as the star of Bala's Naan Kadavul, the last Indian film to play at Fantastic Fest back in 2010. Arya has a pretty solid track record, so I'll leave him to his work and not try to guess how he'll turn out. His female lead is Anushka, who seems to be in every other Tamil blockbuster these days. She was last seen in Hari's disappointing Singam 2, but she also has appeared in a number of very solid films, so I'll not count her out completely yet, either. She's also currently shooting with my hero, SS Rajamouli, for his upcoming film Baahubali with Prabhas.

Irandam Ulagam is set to release, well, sometime soonish. As is often the case, no firm release date has been set, but the release of the full theatrical trailer bodes well for a prompt release.
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  • johnnie

    don't know what i expected.
    shitty, SHITTY graphics, terrible production values (those swords look like they're made out of plastic), terrible costume design, fights look pretty shitty too.
    Anushka's still got that baby fat thing going on.
    selva is usually on top of his game.
    Guess action isn't his forte;good at drama.

    Hurtado, seriously bro you gotta stop these mistakes.
    i suggest reading up on some Telugu/Indian culture and film knowledge.

    as Krrish said, Prabhas is hero of Baahubali with venky's nephew Rana being the bad guy.

  • Douglas Roy

    Besides the visuals I love the music accompanying this trailer.

  • Krrish

    Prabas is the main protagonist in Baahubali not Mahesh Babu.

  • J Hurtado

    Silly mistake, will correct

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