Thiruchitrambalam Review – Heartwarming Fun-filled Film

Thiruchitrambalam Review – Heartwarming Fun-filled Film

Thiruchitrambalam Review

Thiruchitrambalam – Dhanush Strikes Back With A Family Entertainer

Language: Tamil
Subtitle: English
Classification: P13
Release Date: 18 Aug 2022
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical
Running Time: 2 Hours 12 Minutes
Distributor: DMY Creation Sdn Bhd
Cast: Dhanush, Raashi Khanna, Nithya Menen, Priya Bhavani Shankar
Director: Mithran Jawahar
Format: 2D


Thiruchitrambalam aka Pazham is our hero who is fondly called Thiru. He lives a middle-class life with his father who is a police officer and grandfather. He is not in talking on terms with his father for more than 10 years and his grandfather always tries to balance both of them. He has a best friend, Shobana. Does our Thiru succeed in falling in love concludes the story of Thiruchitrambalam?

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My Review:

Thiruchitrambalam is the best family entertainer that is a delight to watch. Watching my hero’s film on big screens after a long time gave me immense joy that I cannot explain. Finally, we are free from this OTT uproar that has been ongoing. Thiruchitrambalam is a fun-filled entertainer film that will definitely be in our hearts for quite some time. This is Dhanush’s fourth venture with Dir Mithran after the great success of Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Kutty, and Uthamaputhiran so we know what we are in for.

Feel-good films are few and few between in Tamil cinema these days, with everyone focusing on huge action thrillers that sell like hotcakes. However, it takes bravery for Dhanush and Mithran Jawahar to work together again for an emotional family entertainer in Thiruchitrambalam and deliver the goods.

After seeing Dhanush in many serious roles continuously, I was looking forward to seeing him in this film because it has been some time since he took on a fun film like this! Sometimes I am baffled at the way he understands his fans because he knows exactly what we need and he delivers them! SPOT ON MY KING. Okay. I hear you. Enough of my praises. Let’s dive into the film’s aspects!!

The film is handled in a straightforward manner, with Mithran channeling his Yaaradi Nee Mohini vibes and fusing them with Dhanush from VIP. There is a lot to care for for the characters in the picture, who all provide excellent performances, and the humour sprinkled throughout the film is also pleasant.

There are a few stutters and lags here and there, but they are minor in an otherwise enjoyable movie.



Performances in Thiruchitrambalam

Dhanush does an excellent job as the boy-next-door, who is instantly likable. It’s fantastic to see him score well without any action sequences or punch dialogues at this stage in his career. Thiru is a very heartwarming character that many can relate to regardless of gender. Roles like this are of Dhanush’s league and it is a cakewalk for him! Is there anything he cannot do? What a brilliant performance in this film. Thiru will remind you of Raghuvaran in many ways!


Nitya Menen, on the other hand, is a wonderful match for the character, Shobana. Nithya Menen plays Dhanush’s bestie, and it’s the type of friendship that hasn’t been portrayed in Tamil cinema before. Nithya literally killed her role entirely! She’s phenomenal in Thiruchitrambalam, playing a key character that she nails to perfection. I cannot imagine anyone else doing Shobana better than Nithya for sure!

Sometimes in life, simplicity is all that is required to ensure that everything is in order. That’s what Thiruchitrambalam makes you think about. Simpletons are Dhanush, Prakash Raj, Bharathiraja, and Nithya Menen. They don’t get flashy introductions to establish their worth. They exist in the universe constructed by filmmaker Mithran Jawahar for them. They face the same issues that any Indian family does.

Prakash Raj has a solid role and the legendary actor has nailed it in all his portions too. Veteran filmmaker Bhaarathiraja has this old and innocent kind of character. He also has an amazing on-screen space bond with Dhanush and he carries it through with great performance and funny witty dialogues as a grandfather.

Raashi Khanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar have extended cameo kind of appearances which were decent for their portions.

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Negatives of Thiruchitrambalam

1. Anirudh has tried to meet the film’s requirements, including emotive BGMs and extra scenes that work effectively, but I feel this was not up to par enough compared to what he has done in the last few films or even VIP for that matter. Seemed more of repeated and recycled BGMs altogether. Kinda disappointed with the output of the background scores. It felt more off a rip off of VIP. The bar is set high Ani, no playing around!

There are however 2 additional tracks that have won my heart.

2. One of the major plus points of the film was the duration. A very well-done job but unfortunately it does turn into a downfall towards the end of the film that makes you feel they should have extended the duration a little to suit and conclude the story.

3. The narrative falls slow in the second half. It more of seemed like a rushed climax than one taken the time I feel. Could have been slightly better.


Overall, Thiruchitrambalam is a pleasant, light-hearted film that makes you appreciate the little things in life that we often overlook. It is a very relatable story for many. You might shed a tear halfway and towards the climax. It is an enjoyable film that is worth watching after my recent watch Sita Ramam.

I am kind of satisfied and happy that Dhanush took the chance to make this film. After a series of serious roles in Karnan and the recent The Gray Man, plus OTT releases, this is a blockbuster comeback for D and this is a breather to watch! The real KUDUMBANGAL KONDAADUM padam is Thiruchitrambalam.

Rating: 4.5/5 


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