Thiru Telugu Movie Review: Despite being a member of the Tamil cinema industry, Dhanush enjoys a substantial following across the entirety of India. After making a splash in Hollywood with “The Gray Man,” he’s ready to bring audiences more laughs in the dubbed version of “Thiruchitrambalam” (a Tamil film). The movie opened in theatres on August 18 in both languages, so let’s see if it’s worth our time by reading a detailed review.
Middle-class Thiru Ekambaram, better known as Pandu, isn’t particularly bright, so he works as a messenger. Although Pandu’s father constantly yells at and insults him for his mischief, he is cherished by his grandfather and his best friend Shobana, who also resides in their apartment building. The film chronicles Pandu’s ordeal in trying to win the heart of the woman he truly loves.
Cast & Crew
Dhanush stars as the protagonist in the film Thiru, which also features Nithya Menen, Raashi Khanna, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Prakash Raj, and Bharathiraja. Kalanidhi Maran produced the film and was directed by Mithran R Jawahar. Music is composed by Anirudh Ravichander, and photography is by Om Prakash. Its editor is GK Prasanna.
|Director||Mithran R Jawahar|
|Music Director||Anirudh Ravichander|
|Genre||Drama, Comedy, Romance|
|Cast||Dhanush, Nithya Menen, Raashi Khanna, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Prakash Raj, Bharathiraja|
Dhanush’s recent films have bombed at the box office and in the over-the-top (OTT) market, but this new film includes good scenes of friendship, love, emotional bonding in families, and commercial features like fights, so the actor is back in the game. Despite its lack of complexity, Thiru succeeds thanks to strong acting and convincing chemistry between its cast members in a number of key situations. There are touching moments in the film that will resonate with a wide range of viewers.
With regards to the acting, Dhanush’s portrayal of Thiru Ekambaram / Pandu is endearing; he strikes the proper emotional balance and also provides some welcome laughs in a handful of other situations. Nitya Menen is cast in a substantial role that allows her to showcase her talents, and she is every bit as good and natural as in her prior films. Actresses Raashi Khanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar feel fine about their shows. In addition to the talents of Prakash Raj and Bharathiraja, the rest of the cast also contributed to the success of the film.
The film’s technical aspects seem satisfactory. Although the songs Anirudh has composed do sound excellent, they are not of the calibre fans have come to expect from him. Om Prakash does a serviceable job behind the camera, but the film’s oversaturated hues are a hallmark of Sun Pictures’ output.
Formerly responsible for remaking Telugu blockbusters in Tamil with Dhanush, director Mithran Jawahar has come up with his original story, which is only somewhat entertaining and needs a lot more effort to attract more viewers.
In sum, Thiru is a family-friendly drama that doesn’t take itself too seriously.