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Directed byS. Ashok Amritharaj
Produced byS. Anton Ranjith
M. Vetrik Kumaran
Swathi Reddy
Music byAjesh
CinematographyK. G. Venkatesh
Edited byS. P. Raja Sethupathi
Oxygen Cinemas
Sea Shore Gold Productions
Release date
14 July 2017

Thiri (English: Rove) is a 2017 Indian Tamil action drama film written and directed by S. Ashok Amritraj, starring Ashwin and Swathi Reddy in the leading roles. Featuring Jayaprakash, A. L. Azhagappan and Karunakaran in supporting roles, the film had a theatrical release on 14 July 2017.[1][2]



The project was officially announced to the media in April 2015, where it was revealed that the film would be a tale on the father-son relationship.[3][4] The film's debutant director Ashok Amritraj revealed that he had not previously apprenticed under any director and credited his knowledge of film making to purely watching films. While analysing how Tamil films work, Amritraj stated he understood that audiences "love emotional stories" and opted to write a story based on emotions for Thiri.[5] He narrated the script to several young actors in the Tamil film industry, but the script was turned down by many citing the heavy nature of the film's theme until it was accepted by Ashwin. The film was shot throughout late 2015 and 2016 and was prepared for a delayed release in July 2017.[6][7]


Soundtrack album by
Recorded17 April 2017
ProducerTrend Music
Ajesh chronology
Paambhu Sattai
Vallavanukkum Vallavan

The film's music was composed by Ajesh and the album released on 17 April 2017 by Trend Music, featuring seven songs. One song in the film, "Dhillirukku Tholodu" was composed by S. Thaman.[8]

Track list
1."Akka Maga Indhu"Mani AmuthavanGana Vinoth3:14
2."Uravey Uravey"VairamuthuSathyaprakash, Ajesh3:50
3."Yaavum Needhaaney"Mani AmuthavanAjesh3:30
4."Dhillirukku Tholodu"VairamuthuSai Sharan, Nivas, Deepak4:13
5."Vaetta Pen Vaetta"Mani AmuthavanKavitha Gopal, Narayanan3:00
6."Uravey Uravey (Reprise)"VairamuthuThilak Anand, Ajesh3:50
7."Kannu Rekha"Mani AmuthavanS. P. Raja Sethupathi3:33


The film had a theatrical release on 14 July 2017 and received predominantly negative reviews. called the film "a monotonous film" and a "tedious watch", adding "the film is an amateurish masala entertainer highlighting the flaws in the educational system".[9] A critic from The Times of India wrote "The reason Thiri is underwhelming is not because of the predictable script but because it fails to inject fun into it" and that "there are attempts at injecting comedy, alright, but they hardly bring a smile and the film isn’t successful in nailing its tone".[10] Likewise, Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companian called the film "a dull, talky, been-there-done-that action-drama".[11]


  1. ^ "Ashok Amritraj is all set to ace his debut". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
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  3. ^ "The film Thiri starring Ashwin Kakumanu, Swathi Reddy, Jayaprakash, Karunakaran and AL Azhagappan in the lead roles is on the floors". Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Thiri brings Ashwin Kakumanu and Swati together for the second time | KOLLY TALK". KOLLY TALK. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
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