Kanithan Movie Review - Decent Thriller Slowed Down by Fillers
Kanithan is a big budget movie for Atharvaa and director Santhosh. Coming from S. Thanu, people always expect movies like Thuppaki and this film shares a lot of similarities with the movie.
|Release date: 26 Feb 2016||Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller|
|Cast: Atharva Murali, Catherine Tresa, Aadukalam Naren, Bhagyaraj, Karuna Karan, Y Gee Mahendra and many others||Director by TN Santhosh|
|Music by Sivamani||Cinematography Arvind Krishna|
|Edited by Bhuvan Srinivasan||Production company V Creations|
|Distributed by V Creations||Runtime: 145 Minutes|
|Language Tamil||CBFC Rating 'U'|
Besides, the director being an associate of AR Murugadoss also shows in the script which has some message for the society.
- ► Atharvaa's role as a journalist is believable
- ► Villain is menacing enough to add authenticity to the story
- ► A social drama with plenty of thrilling scenes.
- ► Romantic scenes act as filler and slow down the movie
- ► Resembles a lot of hit movies from the past
A journalist finds the root of a gang that prints fake educational certificates and he goes after them to bring down its leader.The Cast
Atharvaa is easily one of the best part about Kanithan because he carries his role with ease and looks totally stylish. Stunt scenes performed by the young actor add up to his charisma. While Catherina Teresa looks cute, she doesn't add value to the movie and it's the director's fault. The villain from Jab We Met is an apt pick.The Team
Director Santhosh has come with a bang especially for a first movie. While it is slow to start, the thrilling experience continues to keep the viewer interested in the ongoing. The movie is quite quick in terms of screenplay and editing which tries to hide all the loopholes in the plot.
He is hugely inspired by movies by AR Murugadoss which is another minus as Kanithan looks similar in many places. The film tries to be really brainy but doesn't deliver what is promised. Despite the flaws, it remains watchable at the most.
Bottom line - Tries to be really intelligent but delivers half of it. Racy narration saves Kanithan!
Certified Fresh - YES!
Stars - 3/5