Thunivu, the latest South Indian film directed by H. Vinoth and produced by Boney Kapoor, has hit cinemas on January 11th, 2023. With a reported budget of ₹200 crores (US$24 million), the movie has already made ₹65 crores (US$7.9 million) at the box office.
The film stars Ajith Kumar in the lead role of Dark Devil/Michael Jackson, Manju Warrier as Kanmani, Samuthirakani as DGP Dayalan, and Pavani Reddy as Rukmini. The film’s cinematography is done by Nirav Shah and the editing is handled by Vijay Velukutty. The music for the movie is composed by Ghibran. Bayview Projects LLP and Zee Studios are the production companies behind the film, while Red Giant Movies is the distributor.
The movie’s release date was set to coincide with the Pongal festival, which is a famous Hindu festival in South India. However, the movie is in direct competition with Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar’s “Varisu” which was also released on January 11th.
The movie has a total of three songs, each with its own unique style. The first song from the movie is “Chilla Chilla“, with lyrics by Vaisagh and sung by Anirudh Ravichander, Vaisagh, and Ghibran. The song is 3 minutes and 42 seconds long. The second song is “Kasethan Kadavulada“, with lyrics by Vaisagh and sung by Vaisagh, Manju Warrier, and Ghibran. The song is 3 minutes and 8 seconds long. The third song is “Gangstaa“, with lyrics by Viveka, and Shabir and sung by Shabir and Ghibran, the song length is 3 minutes and 21 seconds.
Casts of Thunivu
- Ajith Kumar as Dark Devil/Michael Jackson
- Manju Warrier as Kanmani
- Samuthirakani as DGP Dayalan
- Pavani Reddy as Rukmini
- John Kokken as Krish
- Mamathi Chari
- Veera as Radha
- Bagavathi Perumal as Police Inspector Rajesh
- G. M. Sundar as Muthazhagan
- Ajay as ACP Ramachandran
- Prem Kumar as Prem
- Mahanadi Shankar as Police Constable Antony aka Anto
- Ciby Bhuvana Chandran
- Chirag Jani
- Nayana Sai
- Bala Saravanan as reporter for A TV
- GP Muthu as a common man
- Mohana Sundaram as Mai Pa
The Thunivu movie received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. On IMDb, over 15,000 people rated the movie 7.1 stars out of 10, indicating positive reviews from audiences. Critics, such as M. Suganth from The Times of India and Janani K from India Today, rated the movie 3 stars out of 5 stars and noted that while the film raised relevant questions and had an excellent premise, it had flaws and was difficult to fully root for the protagonist. Sudhir Srinivasan from Cinema Express also gave the film 3 stars out of 5 stars and highlighted a particular line from the movie as noteworthy. Overall, the movie was seen as having an interesting premise with some flaws.
Where to Watch Thunivu Movie Online
The Thunivu movie’s digital streaming rights have been sold to Netflix, so viewers who want to watch the movie from home will have to wait until it is released on the platform. To watch the movie now, audiences will need to go to a theater where the movie is currently showing. Additionally, the satellite release rights for the film have been sold to Kalaignar TV.