Thugs was released on 24 February 2023.
- Hridhu Haroon as Sethu
- Bobby Simha as Azhagu
- Munishkanth as Pazhani
- R. K. Suresh as Inspector Murugan
- Anaswara Rajan as Priya
- Sarath Appani as Muthu
- P. L. Thenappan as Jailor
Sethu, a young man from Kanyakumari, is falsely accused of murder and sentenced to life in prison. While in prison, Sethu meets Azhagu, a hardened criminal who is also serving a life sentence. Azhagu takes Sethu under his wing and teaches him how to survive in prison.
Sethu and Azhagu eventually hatch a plan to escape from prison. They are joined by Pazhani, another prisoner who is also eager to escape. The three men face many challenges as they try to escape, but they are determined to succeed.
In the end, Sethu, Azhagu, and Pazhani successfully escape from prison. They are now free men, but they know that they will never be able to forget their time in prison.
Thugs has received mixed reviews from critics. Some critics have praised the film’s action sequences and the performances of the cast. However, other critics have criticized the film’s predictable plot and its lack of originality.
The Times of India gave the film a 3 out of 5 star rating, calling it “a well-made action film with some impressive performances.” The Hindu gave the film a 2.5 out of 5 star rating, calling it “a serviceable but unremarkable action film.”