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Theri (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 15 April 2016 (USA)
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When his daughter's life is endangered by a local gang, Joseph Kuruvilla will do whatever it takes to stop them. However, at the same time, his dangerous past slowly resurfaces.


Atlee Kumar


Atlee Kumar (story and screenplay), Ramanagirivasan (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Vijay ... Vijayakumar / Joseph Kuruvila / Dharmeshwar
Samantha Ruth Prabhu ... Mithra
Amy Jackson ... Annie
Baby Nainika Baby Nainika ... Nivi
J. Mahendran ... Vanmalai
Motta Rajendran ... Rajendran (as Rajendran)
Radhika Sarathkumar ... Vijay's mother
Swaminathan Swaminathan ... School teacher
Prabhu ... Police officer
Boxer Dheena Boxer Dheena ... Road side rogue
Azhagam Perumal ... Ratnam
Lobo Lobo ... Vanamaamalai's henchman
Stun Shiva Stun Shiva ... Karikalan (as Stun Siva)
Prinz Nithik ... Chetan's henchman
Kaali Venkat ... Ganesan

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When an honest cop, Vijay Kumar's family is ruthlessly slaughtered by a politician and his aides, he decides to change his identity and commits his life to bring his daughter up in a serene atmosphere. But some freak events end up compromising his identity and what he does to save his daughter and avenge the death of his family unfurls as Theri. Written by PipingHotViews

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Action | Drama | Thriller


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Vijay's daughter, Divya Saasha , has acted in this film for the final part where Dharmeshwar (Vijay) and grown up 'Nainika' (Divya) decides to live in Jammu and Kashmir. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to reduce scenes of violence (by removing heavier blows, sprays of blood, and blood being coughed up), and remove more explicit verbal references to sexual violence, in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »


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Written by Sundar C Babu
Performed by Gana Ulaganathan
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15 April 2016 | by kirankaladharan3See all my reviews

Vijay back with a bang Theri is fully a commercial movie which all kind of audience can enjoy.Apart from the normal storyline everything in the movie is refreshing.The visuals of every songs are amazing.The camera work by George is top notch.The screenplay is brilliant as the movie is a racy action packed movie.GvPrakash has gives us a super bgm & music all through out the movie Apart from all these technical aspects Vijay has given his carrer's best performance.Samantha & Amy has done a good job.Nainika is the biggest plus of the movie.Dir Mahendra is just killing in his debut movie as villain.Motta rajendran & Prabhu as supporting artist plays a clean role.


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Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


INR1,000,000,000 (estimated)

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