Irumbu Thirai (Eng: Iron Curtain) is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language action techno thriller film directed by debutant P. S. Mithran. The film stars Vishal, Arjun Sarja, and Samantha Akkineni, with Yuvan Shankar Raja composing the soundtrack.The film was produced by Vishal Film Factory and the venture began production in October 2016. The film released worldwide on 11 May 2018.
Major Kathiravan (Vishal) is working on anger management issues under chief psychiatrist Rathi Devi (Samantha Akkineni) with the hope of resuming his job. She counsels him to go to his village to spend time with his father (Delhi Ganesh) and sister (Darshana Rajendran). Kathiravan hates his father due to his habit of borrowing money, reluctantly does this. Kathiravan finds that his sister’s fiancée’s family demands them to bear the marriage expenses. He realizes his mistake of abandoning his family and promises to fulfil his sister’s wish.
Kathiravan returns to Chennai to apply loan only to get it rejected everywhere. With the advice of his uncle (Robo Shankar), he takes his father to Chennai along with him and tries to get a loan in his father’s name and too get rejected everywhere due to financial security. They get approached by a man (Abdool) who claims to be a loan agent and tells them to forge documents to get loan for a commission. Kathiravan initially refuses, but he reluctantly agrees to the man’s offer and submits all the original documents to him. The man helps them in obtaining a loan of 6 Lakhs INR.
Initially, Kathiravan is overjoyed and starts the marriage preparation. Later on, when his father was unable to withdraw money due to insufficient balance, he informs Kathiravan who in turn is shocked to know about the missing fund. Kathiravan enquires the bank staff in a futile effort. He gets frustrated and scolds his father. Unable to bear the words, his father attempts suicide. In the hospital, Kathiravan comes to know that his father took debts to extend Kathiravan’s sick mother’s (Sreeja Ravi) life. He feels remorseful after hearing this and starts loving his father. On Rathi Devi’s advice and with help of his friends in the military he decides to the track down the person responsible.
Kathiravan manages to apprehend and chase a loan agent similar to his loan agent in order to extradite information. He gets a phone call from a private number who tells Kathiravan to release him as he tells him that he knows all details about Kathiravan and even threatens to release the private audio and video of his sister’s phone on the Internet. Upon hearing this, Kathiravan gets shocked and decides to leave the agent who gets fatally hit by a van. The mysterious person is later revealed to be Sathyamoorthy (Arjun Sarja), aka The White Devil who became the kingpin of the Dark Net by the use of Y2k Problem. He runs a educational trust as front for his cybercrime network.
Kathiravan tracks and confronts Sathyamoorthy, the latter reveals his knowledge of the former following him and tells him that he attacked his sister. Sathyamoorthy also tells Kathiravan that he put Rs.10 Lakhs to his account from a flagged account for which he is court-martialed. Still, with the help of Rathi Devi, he tracks White Devil’s henchmen.At the server farm, the two finally engage in a fist fight. Sathyamoorthy burns the money due to his god-complex. All the people who were conned by Sathyamoorthy come to know about WhiteDevil by Kathiravan and they reach the dock. The people get their money transferred back to their respective accounts. Meanwhile, Sathyamoorthy is arrested by the police but creates a new user name named “Dark Angel” implying that he will return.
Directed by P. S. Mithran
Produced by Vishal
Written by P. S. Mithran, M. R. Pon Parthiban, Savari Muthu & Antony Bhagyaraj
Starring Vishal, Arjun Sarja, Samantha Akkineni
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography George C. Williams
Edited by Ruben
Production Vishal Film Factory
Distributed by Lyca Productions & Krikes Cine Creations
Release date 11 May 2018
Running time 161 minutes