Thunivu is a newly released South Movie released on 11 January. The movie is written and directed by H. Vinoth, who also directed “Valimai” in 2022. The movie is produced by Boney Kapoor, who also produced “Valimai” in 2022. Nirav Shah does the cinematography of this movie and the movie is edited by Vijay Velukutty. Ghibran did all the music for this movie. Bayview Projects LLP and Zee Studios are the production companies of Thunivu movie. The distributor of this movie is Red Giant Movies. The reported budget of this movie is estimated to ₹200 crores (US$24 million) and the current box office collection of this movie is ₹65 crores (US$7.9 million).

The digital streaming rights of this movie were sold to Netflix and the satellite streaming rights of this movie is sold to Kalaignar TV. The main characters from this movie are Ajith Kumar as Dark Devil/Michael Jackson, Manju Warrier as Kanmani, Samuthirakani as DGP Dayalan, and Pavani Reddy as Rukmini. The release date of this movie was set to 11 January 2023 in the week of a famous Hindu festival Pongal. This movie is directly clashing at the box office with Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar’s “Varisu” movie which was also released on 11 January 2023.

There is a total of three songs from this movie. The first song from this movie is “Chilla Chilla” with lyrics by Vaisagh and sung by Anirudh Ravichander, Vaisagh, and Ghibran. The length of the first song from this movie is 3 minutes and 42 seconds. The second song from this movie is “Kasethan Kadavulada” with lyrics by Vaisagh and sung by Vaisagh, Manju Warrier, and Ghibran. The length of the second song from this movie is 3 minutes and 8 seconds. The third song from this movie is “Gangstaa” with lyrics by Viveka, and Shabir and sung by Shabir and Ghibran. The length of the third song is 3 minutes and 21 seconds.

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Cast list of Thunivu

Ajith Kumar as Dark Devil/Michael Jackson

Manju Warrier as Kanmani

Samuthirakani as DGP Dayalan

Pavani Reddy as Rukmini

John Kokken as Krish

Mamathi Chari

Veera as Radha

Bagavathi Perumal as Police Inspector Rajesh

G. M. Sundar as Muthazhagan

Ajay as ACP Ramachandran

Prem Kumar as Prem

Mahanadi Shankar as Police Constable Antony aka Anto

Ciby Bhuvana Chandran

Chirag Jani

Nayana Sai


Bala Saravanan as reporter for A TV

GP Muthu as a common man

Mohana Sundaram as Mai Pa

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The Thunivu movie got positive reviews from critics and audiences. Over 15k people rated this movie 7.1 stars out of 10 stars on IMDb, which are positive reviews from audiences. M. Suganth from The Times of India rated this movie 3 stars out of 5 stars and said “Despite raising many relevant questions about the operations of our financial institutions and the impact that has on the common man, the film’s refusal to show it as something that affected the protagonist directly makes it impossible to root for him whole-heartedly. And when the film turns into a logic-defying chase on the sea, we begin to wonder if guts alone can be enough for glory“.

Janani K from India Today rated this film 3 stars out of 5 stars and said “Overall, Thunivu is a film that brings back the Ajith we have enjoyed in the past. With an excellent premise, the film has a lot to offer. But, remember to look past the flaws“. Sudhir Srinivasan from Cinema Express rated the film 3 stars out of 5 stars and said “Like when a bad guy asks AK for forgiveness and he retorts, “But your CIBIL score is low.” That there is violence worth the price of the ticket“.

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The digital streaming rights of the Thunivu movie are sold to Netflix. If you want to watch the movie from your home then you have to wait until the movie got released on Netflix. If you want to watch the movie now then you have to get to the nearest theatre where the movie is currently running. The satellite release rights of this movie are sold to Kalaignar TV.