Arikil Oraal is a 2013 Malayalam psychological thriller film scripted and directed by Sunil Ibrahim. The central character played by Indrajith Sukumaran is a creative ad director, Siddharth, with Remya Nambeesan as a trained dancer Veena and Nivin Pauly as Ichcha a waiter at a cafe. Supporting roles are played by Prathap Pothen as a psychologist and Lena Abhilash as the head of a corporation. The movie is following Indrajith’s character. The cinematography was by Krish Kymal, and the music was scored by Gopi Sunder. Arikil Oraal was produced by Ashiq Usman under the banner of Milestone Cinemas. The film started shooting in April 2013 in Kochi. The film released on 30 August 2013. It was equally praised by both critics as well as audiences. The movie was further noticed during its DVD release. Sunil Ibrahim was appreciated for his raw film-making style and strong characterizations.
Sidharth (Indrajith) is the creative head of a prominent advertising agency. He has just been transferred to Kochi from Bangalore. Veena is Siddhu’s girlfriend and runs a contemporary dance troupe. Icha (Nivin Pauly) is Veena’s friend and a waiter in an upmarket coffee shop. When they fail to find a suitable place for Siddhu to stay, Veena suggests that he share Icha’s place until he finds his own accommodation. Siddhu instantly agrees, but Icha agrees reluctantly. Soon Siddharth and his girlfriend Veena find themselves caught in a horrific riddle – they find Icha at two different places at the same time. Their search for answers turns to be a brilliant psychological probe of Siddharth, who is actually imagining the 2nd icha. This forms the crux of the story.