Maheswara Rao Nadella | Published On: Nov, 15, 2023 | 01:02 PM
S.U. Arun Kumar’s emotional thriller, “Chithha,” starring Siddharth and Sahasra Sree, is poised for its highly anticipated OTT release on Disney+. Initially slated for an end-of-October premiere, the film’s delay has only heightened expectations, making its November 17, 2023, release a significant event in Tamil cinema.
“Chithha” breaks away from traditional storytelling, delving deep into the societal issue of child abuse. Beyond mere entertainment, the film aims to provoke contemplation, shedding light on the enduring effects on victims and their families. It endeavours to instigate empathy and advocates for the crucial role of support in the healing journey of those affected by abuse.
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Siddharth delivers a compelling performance in the titular role, resonating with depth and emotion. His portrayal is complemented by Sahasra Sree’s talent and the Tamil debut of Nimisha Sajayan. Dhibu Ninan Thomas and Vishal Chandrasekhar’s music adds to the film’s immersive experience, while Balaji Subramanyam’s cinematography and Suresh A. Prasad’s editing enrich the visual narrative.
“Chithha” intricately explores familial bonds, particularly the Chithhappa (paternal uncle) relationship, showcasing the tender emotional connections within families. S.U. Arun Kumar, in his fourth directorial venture, adeptly navigates the complexities of human emotions and the healing power inherent in familial ties. The film was produced by Siddharth under Etaki Entertainment.
The film’s social message and its sensitive treatment of the subject promise to leave a lasting impact on audiences and contribute significantly to the realm of Tamil cinema.