Thiri is Ashok Amirthtraj’s directorial debut with Ashwin, who has seen success in the form of his last film Zero.

The story of Thiri is again not something new, and seems to be the fad of the Tamil cinema these days, w the focus is on higher education, in the back drop of politics and father son relationship. Thiri should have worked for many reasons, one of it could be that it would have been simpler had a mass hero played the lead role. The other aspect is the tedious screenplay that refuses to move. The comedy fails to click while the logic as always does not make sense.

Ashwin tries his best and apes his favourite star Ajith, but perhaps this is not the kind of role he would fit in so early. Swathi as the female lead does her bit and is quite OK. It is Jayaprakash who carries the movie with his dignified acting. The villains are less threatening and others just go about doing their job.

Technically there is nothing much to write about the move with all departments doing a very average job. Music by Ajeesh is nothing great and the back ground score actually is bad. Direction department scores very average.

On the whole Thiri fails to light up