Thira (English: Wave) is a 2013 Indian Malayalam thriller film directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan and scripted by his cousin Rakesh Mantodi. It stars Shobana alongside debutant Dhyan Sreenivasan in the lead roles. The film was produced by Manoj Menon under the banner ReelsMagic and distributed by LJ Films.Thira was announced to be the first installment in a trilogy of thriller films. According to Srinivasan, the film was inspired from the book The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine by Somaly Mam.
Thira is a dramatic thriller movie, and the other parts will be following the fist one. Yesteryear actress shobana is doing the main character in this film. Vineeth Sreenivasan introducing his brother Dyan sreenivasan through this film. The other main characters are from outside kerala. The shooting of the film is taking place at karnataka and goa.Thira starts when Doctor Rohini (Shobhana) who runs a NGO who works against traffic of girls and sex racketing loses her husband, which involves conspiracies and mysteries. The girls who were being protected by Rohini, are kidnapped. Parallel to this Naveen (Dhyan Sreenivasan), who came to city to meet his sister, witnesses her being kidnapped by a group of people. Now begins the battles of both the lead characters and soon the meet to realize that there mission is the same.
The story is set in Karnataka and Goa. Dr. Rohini Pranab (Shobhana), a cardiac surgeon, who gives shelter to destitute girls, is the target of a group of criminals indulging in illegal human trafficking. The girls from her home are taken away by a gang, who also kidnaps the sister of a youth named Naveen (Dhyan Sreenivasan), right in front of his eyes. Now the two are doing all that they can do to trace the criminals along with Rohini’s friends who later face some hardships. Both of them at last identify the secret place where the trafficked girls are kept and release them with the wise advice from Rohini and action from Naveen.
The film’s soundtrack is composed by Shaan Rahman. Lyrics are penned by Anu Elizabeth.
The film marks the debut of Vineeth Sreenivasan’s younger brother Dhyan Sreenivasan and also the return of actress Shobana to Malayalam cinema after almost a decade. It was filmed by Jomon T. John and has music composed by Shaan Rahman. Principal photography of the film took place in Hyderabad, Madras, Belgaum and Goa. It was released on 14 November 2013.The film was screened in IFFK 2013.