Thiruchitrambalam (U/A)
18/Aug/2022 Love, Drama 2hrs 10mins

Thiruchitrambalam

Critics Review

2.75

Passable Light Hearted Outing.

A slice of life flick with a neat first hour as the drama is set correctly, but the last hour is mostly tasteless, extends and runs for quite some time even after the core drama is gotten over.(more)

Source: Ashwin Ram, MovieCrow

3.50

What happens after death? Dhanush, Nithya Menen film shows you

Thiruchitrambalam is a fun entertainer that makes you enjoy the everyday things that we usually miss out on(more)

Source: Janani, India Today

4.00

Dhanush, Nithya Menen's rom-com proves that you don't need guns to blow audience's mind

You find yourself rooting for her from the word go. Veteran filmmaker Bharathiraja also brings such a joyful vibe to the film that you can�t get enough of him. All these characters feel real because they disregard the preordained duties that are expected of them. When partially paralysed Neelakandan asks his dad whether he has become a burden to the grandfather and son, you don�t get any emotional retort from the old man. Instead, he admits that he is a burden, but a good one. The melodrama gets replaced by heartening rationality, which sets apart Thirchitramabalam from many such feel-good films. There�s a lot of heart, and also thought.(more)

Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman , Indian Express

3.00

Dhanush is effortless, Nithya Menen is phenomenal in endearing slice-of-life drama

Veteran filmmaker Bharathiraja gets a meaty part which he plays incredibly well. Some of the film�s best scenes involve Dhanush, Nithya and Bharathiraja at their best. Anirudh Ravichander�s music is another major highlight of the movie. His work is a heartfelt tribute to the legendary Ilayaraja, and the songs and background score elevate the mood of the movie on so many occasions.(more)

Source: Haricharan Pudipeddi, Hindustan Times

3.50

Dhanush, Nithya Menen shine in a heartwarming drama

There are hardly any false notes. Even the airport climax gets a modern spin that makes it agreeable. But the detour to the protagonist's village doesn't really lend anything extra to the story. We get a few more characters who are also nice people, and that's just it. But he makes up for it with the heartwarming climax.(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India

3.50

This is a cute, worthy successor to Velai Illa Pattadhaari

The richness of Thiruchitrambalam will surely yield fresh fruits. And I�d be happy to watch a sequel that shifts the gaze towards Shobhana�s aspirations. Although she�s present throughout the film, Jawahar doesn�t dive into her psyche. Does she drink beer at her home the way the Pazhams do? I don�t know. But I do know that this is a cute and worthy successor to VIP (more)

Source: Karthik Keramalu, Firstpost.com

3.50

An ill-advised end derails this mostly heartwarming film

Thiruchitrambalam for how it mostly resists easy temptation to sink into melodrama. Pazham gets rejected by a girl, and where it would be so tempting to launch into the catchy �Thenmozhi Poongodi� (this film�s version of �Kolaveri Di�), it doesn�t. Instead, you get the warm scene of Shobana reassuring Pazham of his value, and even in this scene, she quickly moves on and says she was just joking about his worth. The hint of a smile on Pazham�s face is enough to tell us he knows what�s true and what�s not. These are such wonderful, understated portions in this film�and THIS is really why I don�t get the sudden turn into ill-advised melodrama towards the end. It�s tragic really when a film, on the cusp of excellence, makes a dated choice that ends up leaving a sour aftertaste� And so, to end this review, I have no choice but to go back to the beginning. It�s rare to see man-woman friendship in our cinema�(more)

Source: Sudhir Srinivasan, CinemaExpress.com