Dhanush’s Thiruchitrambalam Movie Review

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Dhanush’s Thiruchitrambalam Movie Review

Thiruchitrambalam Review Rating : 2.5/5

Dhanush has been known for doing simple and neighborhood boy roles. After playing an assassin in International film, The Gray Man for Netflix in Russo Brothers direction, he has come back to his core image based film. Mithran Jawahar made Thiruchitrambalam with Anirudh Ravichander’s music. Let’s discuss about the film…


Thiruchitrambalam (Dhanush) decides to work as a delivery boy and his father, an SI (Prakash Raj) doesn’t like it. Both of them don’t speak to each other as Thiru holds his father responsible for his mother’s death. Old Thiruchitrambalam (Bharatiraja) becomes the bridge between both of them. Young Thiru has only one friend in his life, Shobana (Nithya Menen). He finds Ranjani (Priya Bhavani Shankar) interesting and look to impress her. But he fails.

Later, he meets Anusha aka Anu (Raashii Khanna) and tries to woo her. She was his childhood crush and present she finds him as a good friend. Thiru again feels a heartbreak when Anu doesn’t reciprocate his feelings. In this juncture, his father faces a huge trouble. What is it? How will Thiru solve it and will he find love in life? Watch the movie to know more…


Few actors find stardom after becoming popular in certain type of characters and stories that support their look or boost their strengths based on those popular characters, come to them. Dhanush as a neighborhood middle-class boy, failure, a young man with family responsibilities found huge connectivity among masses. His action films did not find as much acceptance as VIP did. While he has found blockbusters at box office with Asuran, Vada Chennai, Aadukalam kind of films, still people remember or identify him mostly as neighborhood boy. Using that image director Mithran Jawahar came up with an age-old romance.

Movie doesn’t boost up of being different or entirely new. It tries to present a predictable story in a fresh way. Finding love in life becomes important task for everyone after a point in time. When you don’t you feel lost and may be at times, you may not even notice the love that is already existing. This plotline or idea are too old and Dhanush has excelled in similar kind of stories before. So, the freshness in this movie comes only from Anirudh Ravichander’s music and score. Bharatiraja and Prakash Raj characters try to add more flavours but still we feel like watching a 90’s film in 2022.

Dhanush did his best to make Thiruchitrambalam a different character from his previous films. To an extent, he achieved it. But as a performer he did not fail to deliver what the script has asked from him. Nithya Menen scored all the brownie points. Her character graph is just excellent and she performed like a hungry actor. She took such finely written role and did weave magic. Raashii Khanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar did perform well. Prakash Raj and Bharathiraja chemistry is cute and legendary director’s comedy timing reminds us off Nagesh’s timing from Pawan Kalyan’s Tholiprema. All crafts have done their job decent enough to make this movie, a feel good entertainer.


  • Dhanush’s Screen Presence
  • Nithya Menen Performance
  • Anirudh Ravichander Music and BGM
  • Engaging enough screenplay


  • Predictability in Story
  • Slow pacing in second half
  • Few dragged portions

Thiruchitrambalam Review Rating : 2.5/5

Bottom-line: Feel Good Movie

Cast: Dhanush, Bharathi Raja, Prakash Raj, Nithya Menen, Raashii Khanna, Priya Bhavani Shankar

Cinematography by Om Prakash
Edited by Prasanna GK
Music Composed by Anirudh Ravichander
Written & Directed by Mithran Jawahar
Produced by Kalanithi Maran

Thiruchitrambalam Review Rating : 2.5/5

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