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Theri (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 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 »
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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


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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Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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INR1,000,000,000 (estimated)

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Dolby Atmos


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Theri features several action sequences. Technicians from all over the world appeared to be working in this film. It is reported that a fight sequence is captured by 'Mission Impossible' team. And also film climax fight is shot on a maze trap. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was initially passed '15' uncut in the UK, the distribution company then opted to re-edit scenes in in order to secure a more audience friendly '12A' rating. In doing so 1 minute and 12 seconds of cuts were made which removed some stronger moments of violence (heavier blows, sprays of blood, bloody bullet impacts and sight of blood being coughed up) as well as stronger verbal references during a description of sexual violence. Following these changes the film was re-classified '12A' and the uncut '15' version was lifted from the BBFC database. See more »


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Policeodu/Theri - Thumbs Down. !
15 April 2016 | by chiranjivmallaSee all my reviews

Till now many of Kollywood heroes had proved their stamina when their movies got dubbed into telugu and released simultaneously in both the languages. But one Top hero of Kollywood, none other than Ilayathalapathy Vijay couldn't create any magic in telugu despite his overwhelming stardom in Tamil nadu. In fact telugu people like his movies with Subtitles when it comes to DVD or Torrents :). His previous movie puli was a sheer example for Disaster and now he wanted to try his luck with Theri, which has been named as #Policeodu in Telugu. Plot of the movie is simple revenge drama which is there since early man civilization ;) [ It is in the Same line with #YennaiArindhaal / #YenthaVaaduGaani ]

After an average first half, I was expecting something to come exciting but the entire second half is fallen flat with unnecessarily dragged scenes & incoherent episodes. Amy Jackson's role is sheer waste in the movie and in the same with Samantha's also. Vijay is little good with his antics. Meena's daughter has acted very well and her propinquity with her father's role is too good. Definitely she will cement her position as a cute child artist now. Background score is superb and music album by GV Prakash is under rated. Not even a single song is hummable. I think director Atlee has confused us with his totally scrap script. No one expects such a foolish story after a stupendous success like Raja Rani. Very Poor writing & incoherent scenes spoiled the fun in the movie. Vijay couldn't even managed to make a small success in Tollywood with this flick. Totally Thumbs Down !!

#ChiruReviews #Theri #IlayathalapathyVijay #SamanthaRuthPrabhu #AmyJackson.

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