Thugs Movie Review

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  • Runtime: 2 Hours 02 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 24-02-2023
  • Genre: Action, Drama
3.25 / 5.0

'Thugs' is directed by “Brinda,” the dance choreographer. Riya Shibu produced the film in association with Mumthas M. Sam CS composed the music. Priyesh Gurusamy cranked the camera, and editing is by Praveen Antony. The film features Hridhu Haroon, Bobby Simha, Munishkanth Ramdoss, “R K Suresh,” Anaswara Rajan, Sarath Appani, and PL Thenappan.


Sethu and Kayal were in love, and when he was on his way to take the next big step in his life with her, he was arrested in a murder case. He was sent to Nagercoil prison. He earns the enmity of the jailer and the friendship of a couple of inmates. Meanwhile, a person is waiting for him. What was his escape plan with his inmates? Are those inmates trustworthy? The rest of the film deals with all these.

Star Performance

Hridhu fits well in character. His body language and performances are excellent, and instantly, he wins the audience’s hearts. Bobby Simha is decent in the role given, and RK Suresh is menacing. Munishkanth Ramdoss is good in the assigned role, and his dialogues are smile-worthy.


The film is inspired by Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil, a Malayalam film. Brinda impressed the audience with her excellent direction. Some of the climax portions are excellently made, and she filmed the scenes as a versatile director. None would believe that this is her second film. The screenplay is made at a quick pace. However, the first half of the film takes a lot of time to establish the story. The visuals are excellent, and Sam CS’ music is brilliant, and it elevates some intense sequences well. The film has decent production values, and it is technically fantastic.

What’s There?

  • Neat screenplay and direction
  • Good performances from the leads
  • Excellent visuals and music

What’s Not There?

  • The first half could’ve been better


The film has less violence and sound performances. If you love watching thrillers without much violence, you can pick Thugs as your weekend watch!