Thiruchitrambalam Review

All the D’s Delivery People Deserve Delectable Treats! As the sweet slice-of-life play starring Dhanush and Nithya Menon is a lot of fun.

Cast: Dhanush, Nithya Menen, Bharathiraja, Prakash Raj, Raashi Khanna, Priya Bhavani Shankar



Dhanush’s character, Thiruchitrambalam, is a food delivery kid whose existence is plain, mechanised, and repetitive. While his father (Prakash Raj) and he survived the crash, his mother and sister did not. His grandpa Bharathiraja is their caretaker, and the three of them are often at odds with one another. Therefore, domestic tranquilly is nonexistent.

The only comfort Thiru has is his companion Shobana (Nithya Menen). They are really close and constantly look out for one other. Anusha (Raashii Khanna), a girl Thiru has had a crush on since they were kids, turns down his marriage proposal. Suddenly, Thiru’s father has a stroke and becomes paralysed. Good things begin to happen to Thiru just when he is about to lose hope in the face of his many misfortunes. You can only figure out what it is by seeing it on the big screen.

The connection between Thiru and his next-door neighbour and closest friend for life, Shobana (Nithya Menen). We’ve jumped right into this relationship like it’s our own family, and it’s amazing. You can sense the decades of connecting that started before they viewed one other as someone from the other sex, as she holds him to just cheer him up after a sorrow. The film’s smart use of repetition to show us the sites’ routine also contributes to our impressions of them. After missing Thiru at the colony’s entrance, we learn that he and Shobana always go to work at the same time in the morning.

Some little screen time has been fixed for Priya Bhavani Shankar. Not much happens that involves her throughout the story. There isn’t much to recommend even Raashii Khanna. She only appears for one song and a little amount of time. Yet, Thiru places a high value on both Raashii and Priya.


The second act is well filmed. The filmmaker spent their whole allotted time establishing the chemistry and developing the tale between Thiru and Shobana. Everything about their tale is lovely.

In a stunning turn of events, the filmmaker has crafted a captivating tale. He does a good job at evoking the felt experience. This is a good book, but one that moves slowly at times. If you want to get into the plot, the narrator has to pick up the pace. In the end, however, the performances of the main actors improve things for the viewers.

You have to give credit to whoever decided to cast Nithya Menen as Shobana. The film’s lone saviours, Prakash Raj and Bharathiraja, both nailed their respective parts and gave it life. All kids with grandparents should have the opportunity to see Bharatiraja dance, cry at touching sequences, and know they can always count on Thiru to have their back.

Also, Anirudh has this distinct talent of making even the most mundane of activities seem like an award ceremony. Putting away the wild energy of the two smash songs (‘Thai Kelavi’ was a blast), there is still something very heartening and comfortable about having Dhanush on the screen to complement his music. The efforts of DOP Om Prakash should be commended.

Despite several diversions and an overall obviousness, Thiruchitrambalam is enjoyable and worth your time, particularly if you’re a lover of Dhanush and Nithya Menen.

Thiruchitrambalam is now running in theatres.


Rating: 3.5/5