Thiruchitrambalam Movie (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection


August 18, 2022
2hr 13min
Status: released

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Thiruchitrambalam Movie Details:

Country India
Language Tamil
Release date18 August 2022
Running time2hr 13min
Nithya Menen
Prakash Raj
Raashii Khanna
Priya Bhavani Shankar
Directed by Mithran R. Jawahar
Written byMithran R. Jawahar
Produced byKalanithi Maran
Cinematography by Om Prakash
Edited by Prasanna GK
Music byAnirudh
Production CompanySun Pictures
Distributor Red Giant Movies
Ayngaran International

Thiruchitrambalam Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Dhanush as Thiruchitrambalam Jr. (“Pazham”)
  • Nithya Menen as Shobana
  • Prakash Raj as Inspector Neelakandan
  • Bharathiraja as Sr. Thiruchitrambalam
  • Raashii Khanna as Anusha (Voice dubbed by Smruthi K)
  • Priya Bhavani Shankar as Ranjani
  • Munishkanth as Subbaraj
  • Sriranjani as Rajeshwari
  • Stunt Silva as Dass, a child kidnapper
  • Aranthangi Nisha as Dhanalakshmi
  • V J Pappu as Krishna
  • Vikram Raja as Anusha’s boyfriend
  • A. Revathy as Shenbagam
  • Mu Ramaswamy as Pazham’s maternal grandfather
  • Revathi as Valli, Pazham’s mother and Neelakandan’s wife (Cameo appearance)
  • Mithran R. Jawahar as traffic police officer (Cameo appearance)


It follows the life of a delivery driver named Jr Pazham, who lives with his strict father Neelakandan, who is a policeman, and a grandfather Sr Pazham. His mother and sister died in an accident. As he navigates through his life, he ends up falling for two women, Anusha and Ranjani. Firstly, he befriends them although he doesn’t dare to propose it. How his best friend, Shobana, who has loved him truly since childhood helps him through his life by sacrificing her dreams and her happiness for him by hiding her unconditional true love on him and her endless pain of not being able to express it to him inside her heart with a beautiful smile on her face forms the crux of the story.

Thiruchitrambalam Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Worldwide Collection₹110 crore

About Thiruchitrambalam Movie:

In December 2019, the film production studio Sun Pictures, headed by Kalanithi Maran, announced a new project with Dhanush.

The film marked Dhanush’s first active project as a producer, as Sun Pictures had earlier distributed Padikkadavan (2009), Aadukalam and Mappillai (2011).

Mithran R. Jawahar, who earlier directed Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Kutty and Uthamaputhiran (2010), with Dhanush in the lead was rumoured to direct the film, while his involvement was being undisclosed.

The film’s title Thiruchitrambalam was announced on 5 August 2021.

Nithya Menen got 2-3 offers to act with Dhanush before Thiruchitrambalam including for Aadukalam but she could not do that for other reasons. Dhanush also planned to direct a film in 2018 which would have Menen collaborating with him, but again that project did not materialise. While writing the script for Thiruchtrambalam, Dhanush had Menen in mind for the lead role. Finally, in 2020 she was confirmed as the main female lead as Dhanush’s friend character Shobhana.

Principal photography began with a pooja ceremony in Chennai on 5 August 2021.

On 10 August, Prakash Raj took a short break for surgery after he fractured his shoulder during the shooting.[24] Raashii Khanna joined the film’s sets in Chennai on 25 August.

In late August, stills from the film, featuring Dhanush and Khanna, were leaked and went viral on internet.

In September, a song shoot featuring Dhanush and Menen was choreographed by Jani Master and filmed in the outskirts of Pondicherry. Stills from the song shoot were leaked onto the internet.

The film’s shooting, which took place for 50 days, has been completed in early-October 2021. On 14 February 2022, it was announced that dubbing for the film has begun.

Thiruchitrambalam was released in theatres on 18 August 2022 to positive reviews, with praise directed towards the performances (particularly Dhanush, Menen and Bharathiraja), music, cinematography, script, screenplay, and direction.

Critically and commercially successful, the film grossed ₹110 crore worldwide. It is one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of 2022 and Dhanush’s highest grossing film worldwide in his career to that point.this movie gets postive reviews from audience.

The satellite rights were sold to Sun TV and the streaming rights were bought by Sun NXT. The film began streaming on Sun NXT from 23 September 2022. The film premiered on Sun TV on 15 January 2023 on the occasion of Pongal.