Thiruthani

Loud, listless and ludicrous

Tamil (U/A)
Director: Perarasu
Cast: Bharath, Sunaina,
Rajkiran, Pandiarajan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Appukutty

Known for his fondness to christen his films on prominent places, Perarasu of Pazhani fame, with Thiruthani, virtually handles the entire show, except acting and it poorly shows and how. Never deviating from his safe and staccato format of stacking up his film with all the ingredients — action, romance, sentiment, punch dialogues brimming with sermonising, to concoct a heady masala matinee, Perarasu cooks up a kitschy kichidi that leaves a sour taste on your entertainment palate.

Bharath, a gym master, is all brawn and bravado taking on the baddies to cleanse the society of its sewer rats. Giving him company is a military man. Of course, lest his fist fights and fusillades should turn tedious, you have him jig and jive with the heroine there to do the honours. The theme, done to death by directors by the dozen, Perarasu’s Thiruthani does not offer much by way of novelty to suffer it till the last credits roll. Sure enough, while the wise scurry to the exit, the sooner they feel migraine setting in, the others sit bravely having paid a princely price for a noon of entertainment.

While Bharath has the build that Thiruthani demands and is a willing putty in Perarasu’s hands, Sunaina is there all pleasing and pretty to perk up the proceedings with a wardrobe that should have the fashionistas fretting their poor collection. Pandiarajan provides the necessary comic dos to conjure up some chuckles. Predictable and prosaic, Perarasu’s Thiruthani is not the perfect ticket for a potpourri entertainment. Shun and stay away.

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