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Ajith Kumar fan dies in Chennai after falling from lorry during celebration of Thunivu release

Jan 11, 2023 10:07 AM IST

An Ajith Kumar fan died in Chennai, while celebrating his film Thunivu's release, as per a report. He reportedly fell from a lorry during the celebration. Thunivu released on Wednesday.

Ajith Kumar's Thunivu released on January 11. An Ajith fan died during a celebration of the film's release in Chennai, as per a report. The fan, Bharath Kumar, had reportedly gone to watch Thunivu's 1am show at a theatre, and died after falling from a slow-moving lorry, while celebrating Thunivu's release. The film marks the third successive collaboration between director H Vinoth, Ajith and producer Boney Kapoor. Their previous films include Nerkonda Parvai and Valimai. Also read: Ajith Kumar is full of swag in fun heist film that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Read Thunivu movie review

Thunivu starring Ajith Kumar released on January 11.
Thunivu starring Ajith Kumar released on January 11.

"Bharath Kumar, a fan of actor Ajith Kumar, who jumped in excitement from a slow-moving lorry succumbed to injuries on Poonamallee highways near Rohini theatre, Chennai. Case registered. He had come to watch Thunivu film's 1 am show at the theater: Police officials," new agency ANI reported on Wednesday.

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As per reports, fans have been celebrating Thunivu release, which came out the same day as Vijay-starrer Varisu. Along with Vijay, the Tamil film also stars Rashmika Mandanna, Sarath Kumar, Jayasudha, Srikanth, Shaam and Prakash Raj. Meanwhile, Ajith's Thunivu also stars Manju Warrier and John Kokken, and is being praised for being one of his most entertaining performances since Mankatha (2011).

An excerpt of the Hindustan Times review of the film read, "As long as Thunivu plays out like a heist film, it’s super entertaining and a lot of credit for that goes to Ajith, who makes his anti-hero character so charismatic with his screen presence. But the film isn’t just a heist film as it also features a subplot that serves as a social commentary on a pressing issue. As much as it tries to shine the spotlight on the issue, it also raises pertinent questions about the negligence of the general public. Luckily, it doesn’t get too preachy with the message it wants to convey. Apart from the detour it takes in the second half to drive home its point, Thunivu stays true to its genre of heist action. It has some cool, slightly over-the-top action stretches that work to a large extent. But it’s the character of Ajith, who oozes swag from the word go, which makes this one of his most entertaining performances since Mankatha (2011)..."

Ajith was last seen in Valimai, in which he played a cop, who goes after an outlaw biker gang. The film also starred Huma Qureshi and Karthikeya. Apart from Tamil, the film was also released in Telugu and Kannada along with the original Tamil version.

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