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||M. S. Suriya
||Sri Ambrishini Arts
||1 January 2010
Thunichal is a 2010 Indian Tamil action film written and directed
by Majith. Starring Arun
Vijay and newcomer Shiva Manjal, the film, was released on 1
January 2010, after much delays.
The shooting for Thunichal originally began shooting in
May 2005, with the shooting being completed by the end of the year,
except for the dubbing portions.
Subsequently, the film was postponed indefinitely due to unknown
reasons, and remained unreleased. The actors and director involved
moved on to participate with other projects. However, after the
success of lead actor, Arun Vijay's Malai Malai, the producers decided to
use his new found publicity to launch their own film. Arun Vijay,
displeased that the move could hamper his new found image at the
box office, lodged a complaint with the Nadigar Sangam alleging
that the producers of Thunichal were attempting to release the film
without his voice. Soon
after, he retracted his statements and refuted that the film would
not damage his reputation.
Upon release, the film received highly negative reviews. A
reviewer from Behindwoods.com claimed in regard to the
cast that "Arun Vijay seems to be in a lost plot after his Malai Malai high
but that Ramana impressed with "his cold villainy" and the "other
performances don’t count for much". The director was criticzed,
citing that "he fails to hold the viewers’ attention right from the
start" and a "few interesting scenes which would have enhanced the
quality of the film". In regard to the work from the technical
crew, the reviewer cited that "there is nothing much that stands
out", whilst music by Premji Amaran "fails
to make any sort of impact".
The soundtrack was the first soundtrack composed by music
director Premji Amaran, who during the postponement
of the film, went on to become a popular actor.