Tamil Movie Review

Thambi Movie Review {Rating: 3/5}

Rating: 3 out of 5

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Parvathi (Jyothika) and her younger brother Saravanan are children of Gnanamoorthy (Sathyaraj), a longtime MLA of Gudalur Assembly constituency and a landlord. Saravanan goes missing when he was young.

This makes Parvathi to lead a recluse life. However, even after 15 years, she and everyone else in the family hope that Saravanan would come back one day.

A policeman (Ilavarasu) manages to find Saravanan, who is now a tourist guide named Vicky (Karthi) in Goa. Gnanamoorthy brings ‘Saravanan’ home.

Saravanan’s arrival makes everyone happy in the family and Parvathi too slowly becomes normal. But, someone plans to bump off Saravanan and murder attempts happen.

Who is trying to kill him? Why he left home 15 years ago? Is Vicky the real Saravanan or not? Answers to the question lie in Thambi.


After Papanasam, director Jeethu Joseph is back in Kollywood, this time too with a family thriller. While Kamal Haasan shouldered a major burden Papanasam, a bunch of talented actors are here in Thambi to help Jeethu.

Jyothika performs well, while Karthi shines with his screen presence and timing sense. Sathyaraj gets a meaty role after Kadaikutty Singam and does justice.

The likes of Sowcar Janaki, Nikhila Vimal, Master Ashwanth, Ilavarasu, Anson Paul and Harish Peradi have delivered good performance.

Though Govind Vasantha’s songs are average, his background score is powerful. R D Rajasekar has captured hilly locales with all their beauty. Editing could have been better.

Writing wise, though Jeethu Joseph maintains the momentum, he could have certainly written certain scenes in a much better way. Pace is missing at places and this prevents us from fully enjoying Thambi.