Thalaikoothal Movie Review

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  • Runtime: 2 Hours 02 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 03-02-2023
  • Genre: Drama
3 / 5.0

Thalaikoothal is scripted and directed by Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan. The film features “Samuthirakani,” “Kathir,” Vasundhara Kashyap, Kalaiselvan, Katha Nandi, and Aadukalam Murugadoss in prominent roles. “S Sashikanth” produced the film. Martin Donraj cranked the camera, and editing is by Dani Charles. The music composition is by Kannan Narayanan.


Pazhani is very much affectionate to his father. When his father is bedridden, he takes the utmost care, but his wife and the other relatives don’t want Pazhani to care for his father and insist on senicide. Was Pazhani able to tackle his wife and relatives to save his father’s life? The rest of the film deals with this.

Star Performance

Samuthirakani fits well in the role, and Vasundhara Kashyap has done an excellent job. Her chemistry with Samuthirakani works well. Kathir and Kalaiselvan have done what was required of them. After Samuthirakani and Vasundhara, Aadukalam Murugadoss impressed the audience with his natural performance.


The story deals with the relationship between a father and a son and it is neatly penned. Husband and wife fights are very common, and we have seen similar scenes in many movies. The director should’ve tried something different so the audience could relate to some real incidents they experienced. The emotional content is high, and the stars have delivered a neat performance. There are no over-performances, and the director shaped the script well. The climax is very much emotional. The music, VFX, and cinematography are neat. The film has good production and technical values.

What’s There?

  • The performances of the stars are good
  • The emotional climax
  • The tradition of killing elderly people is heart-breaking

What’s Not There?

  • After a certain stage, the film becomes predictable


The film is an emotional drama with fantastic performances. If you love watching emotional movies that make you cry, you can watch this without any second thought!