Thunivu Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Thunivu Review: Ajith Kumar is a self-made super star in Tamil film industry, who impressed with his terrific performances in many movies. Director H Vinoth who had huge success with ‘Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru’ teamed with actor Ajith Kumar for the first time with the movie ‘Nerkonda Paarvai’ and their combination continued with the movie ‘Valimai’ and now they have joined hands once again for ‘Thunivu’. As this duo had already delivered two successful movies, expectations on ‘Thunivu’ went sky, despite of the fact that it is competing with Vijay’s ‘Varisu’.

Thunivu Review

Let us get into the detailed review of this movie, to know if Ajith’s ‘Thunivu’ managed to entertain the audience and if this movie is perfect competitor for actor Vijay’s ‘Varisu.


A bank in Chennai has been taken over by an unidentified robber and his squad, and everyone inside is being held as hostages. In exchange for the hostages’ safe return, he demands the Government of Tamil Nadu into fulfilling their requests and providing the supplies they require. There is a mysterious mastermind behind all of these bank robberies in Chennai, but the criminals’ motivation for carrying out the robberies remains mysterious till the end.

Cast & Crew

Thunivu movie stars Ajith Kumar in the lead role, while Manju Warrier is playing the female lead in the movie. Other cast of the movie includes Samuthrakani, John Kokken, Veera, Bucks, Bhagavathi Perumal, Ajay, GM Sundar, Prem Kumar, Mahanadi Shankar, Mamathi Chari, Ciby Bhuvana Chandran, GP Muthu, who will be seen playing other prominent roles in the movie.

Thunivu movie is written & directed by H Vinoth and produced by Boney Kapoor on Bayview projects LLP banner in association with Zee Studios. Music of this movie is composed by Ghibran, while cinematography is handled by Nirav Shah. Editing of this movie is taken care by Vijay Velukutty.

Movie Name Thunivu
Director H Vinoth
Music Director Ghibran
Producer Boney Kapoor, Zee Studios
Genre Action, Thriller
Cast Ajith Kumar, Manju Warrier, Samuthrakani, John Kokken
Cinematography  Nirav Shah


‘Money Heist’ is one of the most popular series across the world and it was widely watched in our country as well. Trailer of Thunivu resembled this series with the same backdrop of bank robbery, but this movie has some interesting twist and turns that could make the audience stick to the movie till the end. Action sequences in the movie will definitely makes the audience whistle in theatres.

It is good to see a big star opting for such scripts in Tamil. Bank Heist concepts are very rarely seen in Tamil movies, as it might affect the stardom of the actor. First half of this movie slowly builds up the thrill that is needed for the later half with an interesting screenplay. Movie definitely has some dull moments and some references as well from some of the popular heist movies from other languages, but keeps us involved with intelligent making with added action sequences.

While it comes to the performances, Ajith Kumar once again showed his mettle as an actor with the character that had different shades. In the scenes where he has to show his evil side, he impresses more with his mark expressions, but few scenes may look over the top. Manju Warrier has less scope and she did her part well. Samuthirakani did his best pull off that role and we have seen him earlier in such characters. John Kokken and all other actors did their part as required for the story.

Technically Thunivu looks very good. Songs composed by Ghibran for this movie before the release are not that impressive, but the background score is perfect for an action thriller movie like this. Few scenes were elevated more with his background score. Nirav Shah’s cinematography is another highlight of the movie. Though movie is shot mostly in a single location, he managed to bring the best output with his frames. Action sequences are very well designed. Production values are very good.

Director H Vinoth disappointed a little bit with his previous movie ‘Valimai’, but this time have delivered an interesting action thriller that will surely entertain the audience and Ajith Kumar fans. Action sequences in his movies are always a treat to watch.

Overall, Thunivu is an action packed thriller some times predictable, yet very interesting till the end. You can definitely watch this movie in theatres for this Pongal weekend.

Plus Points:

  • Action Choreography
  • Screenplay
  • Cinematography

Minus Points:

  • Predictable Scenes
  • Thin Storyline.

Rating: 3/5

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Bhargav Reddy

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