Thiruchitrambalam Movie Review
A beautiful slice-of-life film worth watching!
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Feel good films are few and far apart in Tamil cinema off late, with everybody running with big action thrillers that sell tickets like hot cakes. However, it is definitely brave of Dhanush and Mithran Jawahar to join hands once again for an emotional family entertainer in Thiruchitrambalam, delivering the goods.
Thiruchitrambalam tells us the story of Pazham (Dhanush), a man who has nothing going right in his life after the loss of his dear ones in a freak accident. As Pazham glides through life trying to find purpose and meaning, he is pumped up by the presence of his girl bestie Shobana (Nitya Menen). Pazham goes onto meet Anusha (Raashi Khanna) and later on Ranjani (Priya Bhavani Shankar), but has to get past the hurdle of both his personal problems and familial issues on the whole.
The film is dealt with a very simple approach, where Mithran Jawahar pulls out his Yaaradi Nee Mohini vibes and merges them with the Dhanush from VIP. There is a lot to feel for the characters in the film who all come out with superb performances, and the spurts of comedy spread evenly throughout the film are also enjoyable. The film does have a few lags here and there, but those points are negligible in an otherwise likeable affair.
Dhanush does a fabulous job playing the boy-next-door who is very relatable from the word go. At this point of time in his career, it is great to see the actor score well without any action or punch dialogues. On the other hand, Nitya Menen is an excellent fit to the role and it is difficult to think about anyone else who would have done it better.
Raashi Khanna has a cute role to play, while Priya Bhavani Shankar had an extended cameo of sorts. Prakash Raaj and Bharathiraja are the film’s pillars, and they get through the narrative neatly with strong performances.
Anirudh delivers the film’s needs, with the emotional BGMs and the additional scenes working well. On the whole, the film is technically neat.
Toting up, Thiruchitrambalam is a neat, feel-good family entertainer that touches upon many areas such as love, friendship, life, loss, rejection and more – and delivers a very likeable film. Thiruchitrambalam Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas