Thiru Review

Thiru Review
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Director: Mithran R Jawahar
Producer: Kalanithi Maran
Release Date: Thu 18th Aug 2022
Actors: Dhanush
Thiru Rating: 1.5 / 5
Thiru Punchline: An emotional Journey

What's Behind

Dhanush who is known for  his versatile performances is coming to entertain movie lovers with his film Thiru (Thiruchitrambalam) which released on August 18,2022. The film has a star studded cast of Rashi Khanna,Nitya Menen and Priya Bhavani Shankar. Let us see what Dhanush offered as Thiru.

Story Review

The story is all about a food delivery boy Thiru (Dhanush). Thiru stays along with his father, Neelakanthan (Prakash Raj), a police officer, and his grandfather Thiru (Bharatiraja). All of them have a strained relationship due to some incident and Thiru who works as a delivery boy shares all his feelings to his childhood friend and neighbor Shobhana (Nithya Menon). What strained Thiru's relationship with his father and how Anusha (Raashi Khanna) and Ranjani (Priya Bhavani Shankar) are related to him and where his relationship with Sobhana goes ahead forms the crux of the developments.

Artists, Technicians Review

The story of Thiru is all about a middle-class youngster Thiru and Mithran narrated it in such a way that it gives ample scope to elevate the acting talent of Dhanush. To the top of it, he cast Nitya Menen as the friend of Dhanush and this turned out to be a coup. Both of them came with an exceptional performance which makes viewers glued to the screen. Though the film's story is routine, Mithran started the narration in an interesting manner and without treading on the regular family or romantic angles, narrated the entire story through the friendship angle. This captures the imagination of all. Thus viewers feel the entire first half is quite novel and refreshing except for the interval bang. The first half with all the highlights ends on a dim note with the routine interval bang.

However, expectations increase over the second half due to the interesting narration in the first half. But from the start of the second half, the entire story turns routine, and Tamil flavor creeps in decreasing the interest levels. The narration slowly treads towards the climax and here once again, Mithran tried to be different. When Prakash Raj remarks to Nithya Menen that she will not fly to Canada as she leaves for the airport, many expect that to be true. But Mithran ends the film on a different note.

Dhanush is renowned for his natural and realistic performances. He slipped into the role effortlessly and came out with fabulous expressions on the screen. He showed variations as a son who hates his father and then changes his feelings under testing circumstances. He is attracted as a middle-class youngster who is unable to express his love and feels left behind. The way he emoted by expressing his love either for Raashi Khanna or Priya Bhavani Shankar stands out. His dialogue delivery is natural and his body language is realistic.

Nithya Menon complimented Dhanush exceptionally well. It is sad that Nitya Menen is not getting such powerful roles in Telugu. She got excellent scope to perform and as a good friend of Dhanush, she expressed herself and emoted in a beautiful manner. Nitya Menen and Dhanush's chemistry took the film to another level. Prakash Raj as the father of Dhanush came up with a powerful performance. Bharatiraja is good in the role of grandfather. Raashi Khanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar got limited scope to perform. Others performed according to their roles.

Anirudh Ravichander's music is good. Songs are situational and one song is beautifully shot on Dhanush and Nitya Menen. The song's choreography is also beautiful. He gave a natural feel to the proceedings with his background music. Editing of Prasanna could have been better especially in the second half where the pace dipped considerably. Om Prakash's cinematography is captivating with a natural and realistic feel. Production values are good.


Dhanush, Nithya Menon


First Half




Slow Pace


Routine Elements

Second Half

Rating Analysis

Dhanush's Thiru (Thiruchitrambalam) directed by Mithran starts off promising a novel screenplay with interesting narration. Mithran emerged successful for most of the first half with exceptional performances from Dhanush and Nithya Menon. But he loses the plot a little bit in the second half and from then on it turns out to be a routine journey. Mithran's story is quite routine and the direction is ok. The film is saved by the performances of the actors, especially Dhanush and Nitya Menen. Considering all these points, Cinejosh  goes with s a 1.5 rating for Thiru.



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