Watched Iru Dhuruvam upon recommendation by a friend. I’m not usually a fan of watching series as I won’t be willing to sit through and spend time on such a long commitment.
But this one got me. Season 1 was crisp, and tightly packed. From the first frame, no time was wasted, and unlike most “series” there were not any filler content.
Every scene adds some value to the main plot and I liked that very much. It got me sit through the Season 1 in one go!
Nandha (as Viktor) is calm and composed among the chaos that’s going around in his job and personal life. His acting is neat.
Abdool’s (Kishore) role is well written and he performs neatly. His acting goes well with both the emotional moments and also funny moments – he is nicely used in the right proportion to loosen up the seriousness here and there and provide some funny moments in a serious plot.
The way the investigation is carried out is engaging and keeps us hooked throughout. Though it is not a who-dun-it thriller (for the most part), the screenplay is such that the cat-mouse game between the police and the killer is gripping.
Season 2 though didn’t live up to my expectation. It was a bit of a tiring watch. The “brilliance” in the writing that was present in S1 was missing in S2. And there were fillers too!
However, S2 is worth the watch too. Prasanna (Langeshwaran) and Lin GA (Thilak) are notable in S2. Ajit Koshy has given a neat performance. Though Lin GA and Ajit’s roles got a negative shade, there is some genuineness that’s naturally portrayed.
Also, the politics and hardships faced by policemen at job, and how they struggle to maintain work-life balance is also subtly, but neatly conveyed.
Overall, if you are a fan of investigative thrillers like me, you will surely enjoy it – S1 to be specific. Just lower your expectations for S2, have some patience and you might like S2 too!
Available on Sony Liv.