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Thani Oruvan
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Cerbral Actioner that excels

The first thing that 'Thani Oruvan' would do is relinquish the tag 'Remake Raja' from it's maker. While remaking films successfully is no mean feat 'Thani Oruvan' keeps asking us 'Why was this man only remaking all this while?'. The film has us glued right from the start when a teenager flummoxes a ...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Raja, Ravi and Arvind Swami deliver an intense battle of wits in Thani Oruvan

Raja has to be credited for writing a story with a lot of mind games involved. Usage of technology to convey a story with a social message is interesting and works in favor of the film. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com


A smart and superb single man struggle

Hats off to the script department that consistS of director Mohan Raja and the writer duo Subha,. The film hardly has a dull moment and it easily gets into the proud list of most gripping commercial flicks ever made in Tamil cinema. Barring a few speed breaks in the initial portions the film gains m...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com


Mindgames at its best

Thani Oruvan is a technically strong film. Intriguing screenplay backed by engaging background score forms a lethal combination. Both first as well as second halves are fresh and manages to keep you hooked. (more)

Source: Avinash Gopinath, One India


Go for it

Thani Oruvan is one of the best films from 'Jayam' brothers. Right from the word go, the film's crisp narrative seldom loosens its grip. You are on the edge of your seat for virtually the entire film and there are no compromises when it comes to unwanted romance, item numbers or comedy tracks. (more)

Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com


'Show me your antagonist and I'll tell you how effective your film is'.

And even though it is a plot-driven film, the film gives us well-rounded characters, who lend the slightly far-fetched story plausibility. The film doesn't shy away from showing Mithran for who he actually is � an angry young man whose ideals have turned him into an almost psychotic person. Crime, f...(more)

Source: M Suganth, Times Of India


Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swami excel in a well-etched story by M Raja

While the good versus evil theme may be as old as Adam and Eve, what's new is how director Raja has treated the subject, his screenplay and taut characterisation. The director has etched the roles of Mithran and Siddharth extremely well - while Mithran is strong and ambitious as the police officer, ...(more)

Source: Latha Srinivasan, DNA


Thani Oruvan is brilliant

Despite the technical brilliance and the outstanding performances, it is undoubtedly the clever writing, great characterization and flawless execution by the director that deserves all the credit. (more)

Source: S Saraswathi, Rediff.com

User Reviews All User Reviews(14)



Screenplay good ..mass villain ......new journey to Tamil cinema ... (more)


Arun Sundar

I think the film was mostly driven by its terrific screenplay and performances of the cast especially of Arvind Swamy and 'Mithran' Ravi. Jayam Ravi did much better than Arvind Swamy in some crucial scenes like bug scene and towards the climax. Arvind Swamy also very good.Editing was razor sharp bu... (more)


Shanmuganathan Ganesan

Thani Oruvan: What An Film in Recent Time's.. A classy Tale Of Hero N Villain!! Very good concept n Screenplay!! Most important thing is Dialogues n placing in perfect scene capturing it. Jayam Ravi class Acting n most Important Thing Abimanyu Alice Palani The Stylist Villain Come Hero Of The Fil... (more)


Kanagavel Balan

suma padam ok nice to see super i like aravind samy iin this film good movie i love it yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... (more)


Sandeep Narayan

The feeling you get after watching a good movie when you come out of the theatre. Yes that one. Cop story. Sleek thriller. Great Screenplay. Classy Villain without any punch dialogues, doesn't get angry, doesn't smoke or drink still looks brilliant. Arvind Swami is too good. (more)


Gopi Destiny

What a movie thanks to raja for giving a wonderful movie all time I think hero is siddarth abimaniyu (Aravind samy) more credits to him and bgm by adhi is great. The jayam ravi as mithrun IPS is superbb From this thani oruvan stands like thani padam from all movies (more)

BO Report World Wide

Country 2nd Weekend Opening Weekend
USA ($) 124706.00 74510.00
UK (€ ) 34048.00 26611.00
Australia (A$) 35042.00 42372.00

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1 “Thani Oruvan” Hip Hop Tamizha BOBO SASHI,HIPHOP TAMIZHA Listen
2 “Kannala Kannala” Hip Hop Tamizha KOUSHIK KRISH,PROMALATHA Listen
3 “Kadhal Cricket” Hip Hop Tamizha KHARESMA RAVICHANDRAN Listen
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5 “Aasai Peraasai” JAYAM RAVI Listen