Oru Naal Iravil (English: In a Single Night) is an Indian Tamil thriller film edited and directed by Anthony in his directorial debut. A remake of Joy Mathew’s successful Malayalam film Shutter (2012), the film stars Sathyaraj in the lead role. The film is presented by A. L. Vijay and produced by A. L. Azhagappan and Sam Paul. The film opened to rave reviews on its release.
Shekar (Sathyaraj) is an NRI working in Singapore. He comes to his hometown Chennai after completing his contract. He sees his daughter riding a bike with a male classmate. Fearing that she would stray, he arranges for her to get married as soon as possible and ends her college education. Shekar has invested in a commercial property next to his house which he has let out to store owners, except for one garage. Since he is home, he meets his friends here and they bond every night over a few peg of drinks. One of them is Suri (Varun), a young autorickshaw driver. Around the same time, Sethu (Yugi Sethu), a struggling former film director has written a script that is finally accepted by a producer. However, he leaves his bag by accident in Suri’s rickshaw.
One day, Suri arranges for Shekar to rendezvous with a call girl in the unoccupied garage near his house to cheer him up after he has an argument with his family over his daughter’s marriage and education. While getting some food, Suri bumps into Sethu who demands for his bag back. While traveling to get the bag, Suri is arrested by the police for driving under influence and is held at the local station for the whole night. Shekar and the call girl are left locked up in the garage for two nights in a row. During this time, Shekar convinces the call girl to remain quiet until Suri comes to get them since it would be embarrassing if anyone knows about why they are locked up there.
Directed by Anthony
Produced by A. L. Vijay, A. L. Azhagappan & Sam Paul
Written by Yugi Sethu (Dialogues)
Screenplay by Anthony
Story by Joy Mathew
Based on Shutter by Joy Mathew
Starring Sathyaraj, Yugi Sethu
Music by Navin
Cinematography M. S. Prabhu
Edited by Anthony
Production Paulsons Media
Distributed by Think Big Studios, Sri Thenandal films
Release dates 20 November 2015