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Thunivu movie review: Ajith Kumar’s dominating performance in an entertaining heist film!
Today, January 11, the long-awaited Ajith Kumar starrer, Thunivu has been released. The movie is directed by H Vinoth and it stars Ajith, Manju Warrier, and John Kokken in lead roles.
The movie centers around a bank heist and it starts with a team making an elaborate plan to rob one of the biggest banks in Chennai. The end game of the heist is ₹500 crore, which the bank has stored beyond the acceptable limit of ₹1000 crore. As planned, the team manages to take control of the bank and takes the employees and clients hostage but one variable occurs most unexpectedly. Ajith who was a nameless character fights back the robbers and takes control of the bank.
He then gave a tempting offer to the robbers and gets them to cooperate with his heist. Meanwhile, Ajith’s two team member which includes Manju Warrier, are carrying out their part of the plan outside. The rest of the story is about how Ajith executes his plan and if he really succeeds.
The heist angle of the story is quite good, the movie is entertaining and Ajith as a mastermind is just remarkable. He owns up the screenspace as an antihero and oozes swag throughout the movie. The movie has some slight over-the-top action sequences which stretch the story a bit but the audience won’t have any problem with them as they all look super cool.
What does not work?
However, the movie deviates from the heist story and features a subplot to serve as a social awareness segment by showing the negligence of the general public. This kind of messes up the whole heist vibe but soon the story goes back to the original flow to make everything better.
Overall, the movie gives a fun heist experience. Ajith as the mastermind criminal with a questionable moral code aces his role and Manju Warrier too does a good job. The background score from Ghibran also adds more tension to the story. The movie does have some weak moments toward the end but the screenplay keeps the audience hooked.