Duration: 123 minutes
Language: Kannada (Indian Regional)
India Release Date: 06-MAY-2016 / 03-June-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5
In a remote village in South India, three generations of sons react to the death of Century Gowda, their grandfather, a 101-year-old man. The three story lines intertwine before converging at Century Gowda’s “Thithi”, the final funeral celebration eleven days after a death.
Overall Review: Directed by Raam Reddy and penned by Eregowda, Thithi is an entertinment with real fun. Set in a small village, three separate plots revolves around three generations of sons after Century Gowda dies at the age of 101. What follows is pure fun when the three main characters react to the situation in 11 days. Shot in small village in Karnataka, film is a realistic comedy with a fantastic depiction of everyday life in a village with interesting characters. The star cast despite being mainly comprising non actors do great justice & the humour works big time. Thithi is wholesome entertainment packed with real fun.
Performance & Technical Review: A well written script, keeping it close to reality has led the film to do all the talking. Co-writer Ere Gowda deserves credit for picking up experiences from his own village and filming it with minor adjustments to suit the film requirements. Every bit of detail is filmed to perfection. Various shots of the village are composed in accordance to the tone of the film. The star cast despite being mainly comprising non actors do great justice & the humour works big time.
PDF Verdict: Realism at its best, Thithi is no-nonsense, light-hearted multi-generational folk-comedy film not to be missed, though it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
Ratings: 4 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 4.5 on 5
Music / Background Score: 5 on 5