Dhanush is probably essentially the most self-aware actor in Tamil cinema. He is aware of his strengths and taking part in a mean Joe is one among them. He can be conscious that the simplest manner to win the viewers is to symbolize them on display unabashedly and genuinely. That’s why you maintain seeing movies like Naiyaandi, VIP, Thanga Magan, and now, Thiruchitramabalam. After an extended whereas, it was heartening to see a easy love story written with a lot love for the characters with whom you find yourself falling in love. When filmmakers are slowly forgetting the artwork of telling romantic love tales, this serves as a latest reminder that the stakes in a film need not at all times be larger-than-life, it may be so simple as a man attempting to overcome his trauma and grief to discover the love of his life. And I simply informed you the story of Thiruchitramabalam.
Thiruchitramabalam is as easy as it may get. I imply it begins with a voiceover, and no, it isn’t a simple manner out. It solely provides to the character of the film as an alternative of being an exposition software. Dhanush performs Thiruchitramabalam (Pazham for brief), a meals delivery man for a service portal referred to as Doink – if it sounds humorous, it’s meant to be. He is the namesake of his grandfather (Bharathiraja), who is kind of a buddy. Drinking beer collectively is a each day ritual they comply with without fail. The grandpa, as soon as a Casanova, has a variety of courting suggestions for the teenager, however love retains evading Pazham. The younger man shares a thorny relationship together with his police officer dad Neelakandan. He holds a grudge towards his father, which comes out as rage. Other than his grandfather, Pazham has one other childhood buddy Shobana (Nithya Menen), and their relationship is refreshing and engrossing.
Thiruchitrambalam doesn’t depend on its story, which, to be sincere, is fairly previous for a film. In Tamil, Piriyadha Varam Vendum (2001) is one thing that pops up instantly in my head. It doesn’t function a ‘hero’ both. Pazham is a coward, who shuns confrontation, which once more has to do with the suppressed grief and trauma. Be it expressing his love for a girl or standing up for his pal, Pazham simply can’t. Courage is as elusive as romance for him. So, heroism is out of the query. The solely factor that this rom-com depends on is easy writing. Every scene exudes a real pleasure of simplicity, which isn’t pressured however natural.
Nithya Menen does a lot extra within the film than Dhanush, and it doesn’t even seem like she is attempting. She is a bundle of pleasure and exhibits how a superb efficiency can elevate a easy script. You end up rooting for her from the phrase go. Veteran filmmaker Bharathiraja additionally brings such a joyful vibe to the film that you can’t get sufficient of him. All these characters really feel actual as a result of they disregard the preordained duties that are anticipated of them. When partially paralysed Neelakandan asks his dad whether or not he has turn out to be a burden to the grandfather and son, you don’t get any emotional retort from the previous man. Instead, he admits that he’s a burden, however a superb one. The melodrama will get changed by heartening rationality, which units aside Thirchitramabalam from many such feel-good movies. There’s a variety of coronary heart, and in addition thought.
I’m glad Dhanush nonetheless remembers that greater than the ‘massy’ affairs, these are the movies that make up a star. At least, that’s true in his case. When filmmakers are widening the main target to get all of India to the theatres, director Mithran Jawahar’s Thiruchitramabalam treats you to an excessive close-up of on a regular basis folks and their on a regular basis issues. It can be a delicate reminder that you don’t need a variety of guns to blow the audiences’ minds.