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Thirunaal Movie Review

Review Overview

Performances
Plot & Narration
Stunts & Music

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Jiiva has portrayed his anger and emotions in right proportions. Despite many potential actors on board, Thirunaal misses its opportunity to be a good commercial outing and ends up as an ordinary watchable movie.

Cast: Jiiva, Nayanthara, Joe Malloori, Karunas, Sharath Lohitashwa, Munishkanth & others 

Cinematography: Mahesh Muthuswamy

Music Director: Srikanth Deva

Editing: TS Jay, VT Vijayan

Producer: M Senthil Kumar

Written & Directed by: PS Ramnath

Distribution: Sri Thenandal Films

Release Date: 05-08-2016

Run Time: 02:18:00

Thirunaal is an outright commercial outing with a right knot from the director. Despite the script appears to have had emotional scope for Jiiva and Nayanthara on paper, the execution seems very predictable from the beginning till the end. With new age audience, nowadays it is a common factor but when the screenplay is not gripping, that’s when they lose patience.

With so much on plate, the director has managed to pull some and missed a lot, which makes the going through little scratchy. Jiiva as Blade has donned a rough and tough look and his characterization appears tight to the script. Nayanthara makes the romantic portions look like a cakewalk but her mannerisms seem ordinary at times compared to her recent performances. An orphan blade who grows under a don Naga, follows his footprints and becomes notorious. Soon, he becomes the most wanted guy in the town. When he meets Nayanthara, daughter of Naga’s Business partner Joe Mallori, he finds a need to change in his attitude and falls for her.

All frames are gripping, when you cluster the whole lot that is where it pulls us back to an ordinary script with a fair execution. Sharath Lohitashwa as Naga has put in his effort with a slow and brutal villainy on show. It makes the script moving with Jiiva and the rest left helpless to find any scope for exhibiting their talents.

Overall, a familiar cast for Thirunaal is an added advantage for the movie. Jiiva has portrayed his anger and emotions in right proportions, Karunas has played a pivotal role whose importance is revealed in the climax. Muniskanth who is responsible for the giggles looks like a part-timer. Joe Malloori after Kumki is yet to find an impactful role, Gopinath and Marimuthu are the police officers, they are tough in the appearance but almost get vanished in the less screen time. Despite many potential actors on board, Thirunaal misses its opportunity to be a good commercial outing and ends up as an ordinary watchable movie.

Music Director Srikanth Deva’s (Sri) songs are middling but when it comes to the BGM, he had managed it well. Other technicians have done justice to their work adequately.

Thirunaal Movie Review Rating: 2.5/5

Written by MG Vijayan

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