Thiruchitrambalam is directed by Mithran R Jawahar, with an ensemble cast of Dhanush, Nithya Menen, Raashi Khanna, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Prakash Raj, Bharathiraja, etc. The DnA combo is back as Anirudh is the music composer.
The life of a “Pazham” is portrayed by Dhanush, a delivery boy for meals. The relationship between him and his father, Prakash Raj, is strained as a result of a troubling previous event. The story’s main focus is on how they come back together.First and foremost, the speech in the movie is relatable because of how alive the interactions are. The events, which were filmed in real locales, are plausible and never seem manufactured. Over time, we are able to empathise with Dhanush’s character and relate to his struggles as he goes through them. Nithya Menen, who plays D’s best buddy, and Bharathiraja, who plays D’s grandfather, are the other two two significant supporting characters. Particularly in the first part, their sequences together with Thiruchitrambalam, the main character, have turned out beautifully. For that matter, the entire first hour is interesting and doesn’t falter at any point; in fact, there are a lot of noteworthy moments.The conflict between D and his father is fantastic, and their reconciliation is also fine. We are left wondering where the tale is going throughout the entire movie. The drama is tidy in certain spots, but the second half—which is the most crucial—is where it falls flat. The conclusion is kind of reached shortly after the break; the last forty-five minutes or so travel on an uninformed note. After a certain point, the flow becomes less fluid and has a staged feel to it. The character of Priya Bhavani Shankar seems like an unnecessary addition; if her parts were cut, nothing would change. In a tedious manner, the friendship between Dhanush and Nithya Menen’s development.
Performances Dhanush is a natural performer and is back after a long absence. His on-screen persona is relatable, he underplays the entire time, and he deserves praise for turning off the star tag. In the movie, Nithya Menen plays the next-door girl and defends him. She is outspoken, brave, and incredibly endearing. Raashi Khanna performs admirably in a sweet little role, but all she is is a passing cloud. Priya Bhavani Shankar is a good fit for the role of the rural girl, although as was already mentioned, her contributions are unnecessary for the story. Prakash Raj receives a nice role, which he handles with easy grace but doesn’t have much of an impact. Nithya Menen is followed by Bharathiraja as the secondary.
Technicalities Anirudh set such a high standard that he was unable to compare this to his most recent releases. However, all of the songs are excellent, and the main composition features some fascinating improvisations by the artist. He has a decent chance to do well with the background score because he recognised its significance and composed appropriately. The performances were admirably captured by Om Prakash’s camera work, which also included outstanding interior viewpoints and a superb presentation of the songs. Although the movie only lasts 130 minutes, there are some scenes that could be cut more quickly. Despite this, the scene transitions are nice. Stunt Silva is given one scenario to work on; the realistic approach is acceptable, but the output isn’t convincing enough.
Verdict A slice-of-life movie has a good first hour because the drama is well-set up, but the second hour is drags on, and continues for a long time even after the main drama has ended. But it’s nice feel good family enticement..