Dhanush and Nithya Menen are in top form in Mithran Jawahar’s ‘Thiruchitrambalam’, which is filled with a lovely, low-key charm

Posted on August 19, 2022


Spoilers ahead…

The screenplay is filled with ‘VIP’-like clichés, and it works because each cliché is put across so well by this cast and this director.


Mithran Jawahar’s Thiruchitrambalam is named after the lead character played by Dhanush. Thiru liked a girl in school, but he stepped aside because he felt she was out of his league. Later, too, as a grown-up, when he sees her as a woman, he doesn’t go up and say hello. It may be low self-esteem. It may be the fact that he did not go to college and he’s now a food-delivery guy and he thinks she is still out of his league, given that she lives in a posh flat and orders food worth thousands of rupees. Or it may be it’s the fact that there is something broken about him. That is the film’s first line, which we hear in Thiru’s voiceover: Life is like a piece of glass. Even a small crack makes it break. That small crack in Thiru’s life is a tragedy that occurred when he was a boy, and his life stays broken despite the best efforts of his neighbour and best friend, Shobana, played by Nithya Menen.

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