Genre: Action, Thriller
Director: Harikumar, Hari Kumar
Top-Cast: Prabhu Deva, Samyuktha Hegde
Synopsis – Theal is a 2022 Indian Tamil language action film written and directed by Harikumar. The star cast of this film includes Prabhu Deva, and Samyuktha Hegde in the lead roles. The story of this film is inspired by the previous South Korean film Pieta in 2012. This film marks the directorial debut of Harikumar and produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raja under the banner of Studio Green.
The music in this film is composed by C. Sathya while the cinematography and editing is completed by Vignesh Vasu, and Praveen K. L. respectively. The runtime of this film is around 1 hour and 53 minutes. The theatrical release of this film was on 14th January 2022. As per the source, this movie was made with a budget of rupees 15 crores and collected around 9 crore (approx.) from the box office. This movie ran over 150+ screens but was not a financial success for the makers. The final verdict according to the online review roundup and box office collection of this film, This movie is a flop.
This film was initially planned for the release theatrically on 10th December 2021 but postponed due to some production restrictions, then after it was scheduled for the release on Pongal Festival on 14th January 2022. All the rights of satellite release of this film were reserved by Star Network and television rights sold to Star Vijay and digital streaming rights acquired by Disney+ Hotstar.
The story of this film is based on a debt collector Dorai, a ruthless, cold hearted henchman who works for a loan shark named Paulraj. The story of this film takes a drastic turn when a woman barges into his house and claims that she is his mother. Dorai tries to turn over a new leaf moved by her affection, but can he do so after having ruined the lives of so many people before.