THIRUNAAL MOVIE REVIEW
Staring : Jiiva, Nayanthara
Director : P. S. Ramnath
Music : Srikanth Deva
Production : M. Senthil Kumar
Sometimes, it’s always preferable to watch mindless entertainers that could somehow gratify your time spent on the movie. But eventually not all the times, we get to experience such movies as the art of commercial filmmaking could be the hardest and speculative experiment that many film buffs would claim it to be easy. But here Ramnath has wasted the opportunity that he could have turned up to have his strike in gold. The film lacks a proper plot and the screenplay for 138 minutes travels directionless.
The basic problem is that he could have handled the same characterizations with proper play, but somewhere you find the justification and substantiality of characters are not well sketched. Jiiva-Sharath Lohithaswa episodes are a lazy replica of Suriya-Aashish Vidyarthi in Aaru, Ajith Kumar-Suresh Gopi in Dheena and STR-Pradeep Rawat of Thotti Jaya. We have been very much used to this pattern of movies and conflicts in that, but how different it’s going to be unique becomes a question mark. Here, the plot itself doesn’t hold the substantiality and as you keep waiting for the right moment to kick off with the actual conflicts, it nearly takes the whole on first half and after intermission, when the hopes are filled positive, it again lets you down. The arrival of encounter specialist (played by Neeya Naana fame Gopinath) builds up no tension. It should have been such an impactful film that could have easily satisfied the audiences, but fails to bring up any attachment either in terms of action or emotional bonding. There could have been some emotional moments between Jiiva and Nayantara, which again turns out to be a blur.
Srikanth Deva has been trying to improvise his musical pattern and he deserves a special mention. Although the songs are middling, it’s comparatively good when compared to his previous movies. Cinematography of outskirts across Kumbakonam and Tanjore are very well portrayed.
When it comes to performance, everyone has tried giving their best, but Ramnath could have boosted up their strength to a much more enhanced status.
Overall, Thirunaal has nothing in store to offer, but a stereotypical commercial film genre, which doesn’t come up with fresh idea nor does keep you engaged.
Verdict : Flimsy tale with lazy screenplay with some good performances.