Thira is 2013 released movie directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan. It casts Dhyan Sreenivasan, Shobhana- the cenral character. The movie deals with human trafficking. This movie is an eye-opener against such crimes taking place in different parts of the country.
The film makes the debut of Vineeth Sreenivasan’s young brother Dhyan Sreenivasan and the return of actress Shobhana to Malayalam cinema after almost a decade. Vineeth Sreenivasan was inspired by the life of Sunitha Krishnan an Indian activist and founder of ‘Prajwal’ an institution that assist trafficked women and girls in finding the shelter.
Movie begins with the introduction of a cardiologist, Rohini Pranab (Shobhana), who apart from her job of a doctor also runs an organization for women which acts against women trafficking and helps orphaned girls. Things get into trouble when some girls from the organization get kidnapped.
Rohini sets out on a mission to find those who are behind her husband's murder and who have trafficked the girls. On the same path, we are introduced to Naveen (Dhyan Sreenivasan), who is in search of his kidnapped sister. Naveen and Rohini meet by chance and come to know that they have the same goal. Rest of the movie focuses on their mission to find the lost ones. The story is set in Kerala and Goa. Both of them finally identify the secret place where the trafficked girls are kept and release with the wise help from Rohini and action from Naveen.
Thira merely reminds us that even those with eyes, see only that which they want to see through the scene of girl being kidnapped in the middle of the city in a day.
The main issue with stories of these kinds is that they have a predictable pattern with real events happening only at the beginning and then towards the end. What keeps the viewers glued on to such films are the portions that connect these two ends. Rakesh Mantodi's script (co-written by Vineeth Sreenivasan) barely manages to make things interesting and gripping beyond a point. Also, the dialogues have been written in an old fashioned style.
. 'Thira' does require an actress of great caliber, and Shobhana delivers an incredible performance and Dhyan Sreenivasan makes a notable debut as well, though he does need to work on his dubbing skills.