Thoranai is a lazy,old-fashioned masala film.The film is tailor-made for Vishal.Regarding the story,it is too thin.A man comes to search his brother in city,finds he is in trouble,saves him and takes him back home.The catch-point is him being a rowdy clashing with another rowdy(Prakash Raj).
As a villain,Prakash Raj is too loud and sleepwalks in his role.It is a pity that he offered to act in this film.For Vishal, it is a chance to mouth some crude punch dialogues. Regarding his acting,the potential and promise he had shown in films like Chellame and Thimuru is missing.Shriya Sen plays a normal commercial heroine.The chemistry between Vishal and Shriya is not too great.
The comedy tracks are the high points of Thoranai even with inclusion of double entendres. Santhanam is in good form here.
The film is not fit to be even watched in DVD.Watch if you like crude masala movies with uninspiring screenplay.