Times Of India
The David vs Goliath premise of Thiri is something that has worked very well for films like Dhil and Dhool. And director Ashok Amirtharaj sets his story against the backdrop of what has become the go-to issue for our filmmakers of late — the education sector. But the filmmaking is sluggish that even the inherent drama in the script doesn’t come alive on screen. (read full review)
‘Thiri’ cannot be dismissed as bad, as the film engages the viewer to an extent and also has a good message about the importance of discipline and against education being in the hands of corrupt persons.
The first half is too lengthy as the film takes a longer time than required to establish the characters and their relationships. But a few scenes in the first half, especially the interaction between the father and son are worth mentioning. The second half is relatively engaging as it caters to the expectations of commercial movie buffs. Nevertheless the tricks used by the hero to defeat the politician take enormous cinematic liberty. (read full review)