Thiru Movie Review and Rating!

Kollywood star Dhanush’s film, Thiruchitrambalam had a simultaneous release in Telugu as Thiru today. Let’s see how it fares.

Story: The film opens with the introduction of Thiru( Dhanush) who leads a painful life due to his father Neelakanta( Prakash Raj). On the other hand, Thiru’s bonding with his childhood friend Shobhana ( Nitya Menen) with be showcased. What is
the backstory behind the clash between the father and son? What is the role of Shobhana in Thiru’s life? To know that, you have to catch the film in the theaters near you.

bAs usual, Dhanush impresses with his natural acting in the boy-next-door role. His makeover for the role brings depth to the proceedings. Heroine Nitya Menen is equally good in her role as the hero’s friend. Her scenes with Dhanush add authentic flavour to the film.

Senior Kollywood filmmaker cum actor Bharatiraja gets a purposeful role and he did justice to the given role. Prakash Raj perfectly fitted in the role as a father and delivers nice performance.

Raashi Khanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar are adorable on screen and are okay in their extended cameo roles. Rest of the artists did good job in their padding roles.

Technicalities: The music composed by Anirudh is a major advantage for the film. While the film has situational songs and passable on screen, the soulful background score elevates the mood nicely.

Editing work by Prasanna GK is alright as he kept the runtime within the limits without any unwanted scenes. The cinematography by Om Prakash is fine as he captured the entire middle-class setup nicely.

Production design is good and so is the case with the production values by Sun Pictures banner.

Analysis: Director Mithran R Jawahar’s writing registers. The Telugu version dialogues are enjoyable as well. Mithran’s idea of saying that story of a family that revolves around a grandfather, father and son is good and executed the concept decently. Incorporating the friendship thread between a boy and a girl in the family is not a bad idea but the narrative would have been a bit racy in the second half.

To summerize, Thiru is a watchable life story of a person that has elements like family drama, friendship and love in the narrative. After a good first half, the proceedings in the second half turn predictable at times but still the film has a soul in it.

Verdict: Watchable!

Rating: 2.5/5