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Thithi Kannada Movie Review

Thithi Kannada Movie Review

Total Reviews - 8
Average Rating - 8.9/10
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Critic Reviews Thithi Kannada Movie

  • Bangalore Mirror | Review By -Shyam Prasad S Rating-9/10
So realistic are the scenes moving before your eyes that the film makers could have easily passed it off as real-life recordings. It does not mean Thithi is a documentary. It is a perfect piece of film that presents life of an old-Mysuru region village and its people in all its glory and failings. Individual characters could not have been carved to better perfection. Thithi manages to bring to life every possible emotion; all without having to resort to even a single commercial trade trick.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -Sunayana Suresh Rating-8/10
While the film is native and the thithi ceremony might be intrinsic to the culture in Mandya, the emotions and laughter resonate on a larger, more global scale. It is reminiscent of the cult comedy series The Gods Must Be Crazy. Thithi is a film that triumphs as both a clever narrative and a hearty entertainer. Watch Thithi to find out.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Shashiprasad SM Rating-9/10
Thithi no songs not even background score, and almost all the actors in it are non-professionals. Thithi has no commercial film elements and wholly stands on the basic of making a movie - honesty, a well written script, keeping it close to reality and to let the film to do all the talking.
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  • The Hindu | Review By -Archana Nathan
Thithi is foremost a stellar example of blending reality with fiction, blurring boundaries between the two. So much so that it becomes unimportant to discern which portion is real and which is imagined. That is because the filmmaker is a good storyteller and that’s all that matters. Moreover, he knows how to make the written word come alive on screen, kicking and reaching for the stars: all at the same time.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand
Did I mention that the cast is full of non-actors, all locals from Nodekopplu village? You won’t guess from the way they emote…their casual, earthy language and their idiosyncrasies suck you right in.
I recommend that you do not miss Thithi. Raam Reddy’s debut is searingly honest, and yet so charming that its characters stay with you long after the lights come back on.
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  • Cine Sinchana | Review By -Raju Shanbhag Rating-10/10
First, it will shock you; then, you will start wondering how this might have been executed, and finally, towards the end of the film, you will realize you have been savoring every moment of this unconventional film, without you even noticing it. Welcome to thithi, a landmark cinema in Indian film history. Thithi is an experience to be savored in its entirety, it’s just poetry in motion and it’s beautiful.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-6/10
And most of it is funny, even if the film suffers from occasional flatness. Reddy’s is an original voice, and the 26 year old is a welcome addition to the growing number of young filmmakers in India creating cinema which has provenance, which has something to say. Thithi has won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Sreehari Nair Rating-10/10
Thithi is a rare cinematic achievement in which the melancholy in the air and the humour of everyday life comes fused. A Renoir-like simplicity lifts the scenes, and a Joycean wit carries them into unexpected dimensions. I think I heard some twigs break like little bones and saw small flames leap out like glowworms. This is an astonishing movie.

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Channegowda, Thammegowda, Abhishek H, Pooja S. M., Singrigowda
Raam Reddy
Raam Reddy, Ere Gowda
Raam Reddy, Ere Gowda
Doron Tempert
produced by: 
Pratap Reddy, Sunmin Park
run time: 
124 minutes
censor certification: 

Plot Synopsis
Thithi is a dramatic comedy about how three generations of sons react to the death of the oldest in their clan, a man named Century Gowda: a locally renowned, highly cantankerous 101-year-old man. Set in a remote village in South India, the three storylines intertwine before converging at Century Gowdas thithi - the final funeral celebration, 11 days after a death.

Century Gowdas eldest son, Gadappa (literally translating to Beard Man), is himself a little old man who spends his time nonchalantly wandering the village fields, puffing cheap cigarettes and swigging brandy. Gadappas far more materialistic son, Thamanna, plots to illegally sell Century Gowdas five-acre property, even though the land officially belongs to his father. At the same time, Thamannas confident pubescent son, Abhi, shrugs his responsibilities to relentlessly pursue a shepherd girl.