Release Date : August 18, 2022
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Starring: Dhanush, Raashi Khanna, Nithya Menen, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Prakash Raj
Director: Mithran R Jawahar
Producers: Kalanithi Maran
Music Directors : Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematography : Om Prakash
Editor: Prasanna GK
Global star, Dhanush is doing back-to-back films in his career. His new Tamil film, Thiruchirambalam has been dubbed in Telugu with the name Thiru. The film has been released without much noise today and let’s see how it is.
Thiru(Dhanush) is a delivery boy who lives with his father(Prakash Raj) and grandfather(Bharatiraja). He shares a close bond with his grandfather but has deep issues with his dad. He is also close friends with Shobana(Nithya Menon) whom he knows from his childhood. Thiru falls in love with a modern girl played by Raashi Khanna but gets rejected. But a sudden tragedy strikes and Thiru’s life turns upside down. The rest of the story is about how Thiru picks up the broken pieces of his family and also ends up winning his love.
Dhanush picks up good subjects always and he has done the same with Thiru. The film is a mature family drama that has a good dose of sensible love. Though the plot looks predictable, the narration is decent. There are not many dull moments as emotions are unleashed in a simple yet moving manner.
Dhanush leads from the front yet again and shows his versatility as an actor. Be it his hatred towards his dad Prakash Raj or the chemistry and love he showcases with Bharatiraja and Nithya Menon are quite good. He leads from the front and gives a settled performance. Raashi Khanna is neat in her cameo.
Veteran director Bharatiraja played a key role and he was outstanding. His scenes with son Prakash Raj and grandson Dhanush will move you to tears in a few scenes. As usual, Prakash Raj gets a meaty role and shines in his character. But the unsung hero of the film is Nithya Menon whose role is endearing and gives selfless love. Though Nithya did not dub for her voice, she gives an amazing performance and holds the film in the last half an hour.
The plot of the film is nothing new and has been showcased in many films. The dubbing is a letdown as both Prakash Raj and Nithya Menon did not dub in their voices. There is a bit of Tamil flavor in the film which might go against the taste of the Telugu audience.
The first half of the film is filled with family emotions. The thread between Prakash Raj and Dhanush is established well but is not given more importance in the narrative. More drama between these characters would have made a lot of difference to the film.
A song in the second half should have been edited out. As said earlier, the dubbing of the film is not that great. Production values are decent and so was the camera work. Coming to the director Mithran, he has done a decent job with the film. Though he picks a simple and outdated storyline, his narration is sensible. As he has taken top-notch performers, it makes a lot of difference to the narrative. Mithran has elevated every character quite well and narrated the film in a sensible manner. The emotions are a major attraction and the film has a few episodes that will move you in a few areas.
On the whole, Thiru is a sensible family drama that has fabulous performances. Though the story is routine and predictable, the emotions and strong drama make the viewing easy. Sadly, the film has not been promoted at all in Telugu and this is an obstacle for the audience to come to the theaters. But once they come in, Dhanush’s performance will make this film a passable watch this weekend.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.75/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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