Kollywood actor Dhanush’s Thiruchitrambalam along with Tamil had a release in Telugu as Thiru on August 18th. Check out our authentic Thiru Review.
Thiru( Dhanush) leads a stressful family life with his father Neelakanta ( Prakash Raj) a cop, and grandfather ( Bharathiraja). As a subplot, 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.
Literally, Dhanush and Nitya Menen lived in the given roles and delivered natural acting. The performance of Dhanush and Nithya Menen is a major asset to the film. The chemistry between Dhanush and Nitya Menen is showcased in a believable manner.
Reputed Kollywood filmmaker Bharathiraja did cent percent justice to the given key role as Thiru’s grandfather. Prakash Raj shines in the father role and his emotional acting in the second half adds realistic texture to the proceedings.
The photography work by Om Prakash is nice as he 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 the backbone of the film. The way he composed the background score 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 elevate the mood of the film.
Production values for this star-studded film are lavish by the Sun Pictures banner.
Coming to the director, Mithran R Jawahar’s writing is good and even executed the film on a proper note without any deviations.
The film has a simple family story which we have seen in many films earlier. The friendship and love thread is also not a new one for the audience. Though the director 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.
To conclude, Thiru is an enjoyable 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.
One Word Review: Good Attempt!