Thiru Movie Review & Rating: 2.5/5
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
Kollywood actor Dhanush’s Thiruchitrambalam along with Tamil had a release in Telugu as Thiru on August 18th. Let’s analyse it.
Story: Thiru( Dhanush) leads a stressful family life with his father Neelakanta ( Prakash Raj) a cop, grandfather ( Bharatiraja). As a sub-plot, his friendship with childhood friend Shobhana ( Nitya Menen) will be showcased. Having issues with his father, how will Thiru overcome all the hurdles in life with the help of Shobhana, forms the key aspect of the film.
Merits: Literally, Dhanush and Nitya Menen lived in the given roles and delivered natural acting. The performance from Dhanush and Nithya Menen is a major asset for the film. The chemistry between Dhanush and Nitya Menen is showcased in a believable manner.
Reputed Kollywood filmmaker Bharatiraja did cent percent justice to the given key role as Thiru’s grandfather.
Dhanush’s Thiru Movie Review
Prakash Raj shines in the father role and his emotional acting in the second half adds realistic texture to the proceedings.
Raashi Khanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar are okay in their extended cameo roles. Other padding artists who did crucial roles are fine in their respective roles.
Demerits: The film has a simple family story which we have seen in many of the films earlier. The friendship and love thread is also not new one for the audience.
Though the director Mithran R Jawahar executed the film on a decent note, the second half turns predictable as the story is similar to what we have seen earlier in many films.
Technical Crew: The photography work by Om Prakash is nice as his tried to showcase the entire film and the setup created in an engaging manner with his lens. The editing work by Prasanna GK is alright as he made sure that the film has no non sense.
Sensational musician Anirudh’s music is a backbone for the film. The way he composed the background score with literally brings depth to the family, friendship and love scenes in the movie. The film has all situational songs and are good to hear on the screen. The Telugu version dialogues are written nicely and elevates the mood of the film.
Production values for this star-studded film are lavish by Sun Pictures banner.
Verdict: To wrap up, Thiru is passable family and friendship drama that has natural performances from the artists. While the first half is good with a few emotional moments, the second half deals with elements like family sentiment and love drama. If not theatrical, the film ends up as a good OTT watch when released online.