Blade (Jiiva) is a thug and a loyalist to Naga (Sarath Lohitaswa), a powerful gangster involved in land grabbing and other illegal activities. Blade comes across Vidya (Nayanthara), daughter of Naga’s business partner, and falls in love with her.
As she too reciprocates, things go smooth until an ego clash arises between the duo. To win her back, Blade decides to quit his ‘job’ and reforms into a good man.
But fate has other plans, as the police plan to make Blade as approver to nab Naga. Now the life of Blade is facing a threat because of this. Is he able to overcome obstacles and achieve his mission?
The performance by lead actors, Jiiva, Nayanthara and Sarath Lohitaswa are power-packed. But a weak script waters down things, making Thirunaal one more to the listof movies which have hero as thug and a beautiful girl falling for him.
It seems director Ramnath is not clear about how to make things proceed. However at the same time, Thirunaal is not a big letdown, as the director has come out with an interesting first half and an average second half.
Production values are not top notch and music by Srikanth Deva is average. To sum it up, Thirunaal is a familiar story with some unexpected twists and turns. Though it gives a sense of deja vu, it also entertains us partly.
Director: P. S. Ramnath
Music: Srikanth Deva
Cast: Jiiva, Nayantara, Meenakshi, Sharath Lohitashwa, Gobinath, Karunas, Joe Malloori, V. I. S. Jayapalan, Ramachandran Durairaj, G. Marimuthu
Pro: B. Yuvraaj