Karuppan : A Revenge drama – One time watchable


Vijay Sethupathi is back with yet another village based story and its one movie which being anticipated by many VJS fans . Its a revenge drama but has this movie stood up to the expectation level of the audience. Was the content well delivered? To know more read our review below:

Release date: 29 Sep 2017 Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Tanya Ravichandran, Bobby Simha, Pasupathy, Kishore Kumar, Singampuli many others Written & Director by Panneerselvam
Music by D Imman Cinematography KA Sakthivel
Edited by TS Jay, VT Vijayan Production company Shri Sai Raam Creations
Distributed by Picture Box Company, Sri Suriya Movies Runtime: 138 Minutes
Language Tamil CBFC Rating ‘U’

Quick Glance

What’s great?

    • Arrow Icon Makkal Selvam Vijay Sethupathi’s performance is top notch.


    • Arrow Icon Tanya gives an effortless performance and excels in giving in the right emotions.


    • Arrow Icon Singam Puli’s comedy worked well.


    • Arrow Icon Cinematography is good, especially the Jallikattu scenes stays in our eyes. Well captured.


  • Arrow Icon Editing is crisp.


What’s not?

    • Arrow Icon Templated.


    • Arrow Icon Becomes Predictable.


    • Arrow Icon Second half is slow.


    • Arrow Icon Songs doesn’t impress and its placement slows down the overall pace of the film.


  • Arrow Icon Bobby Simha performs well but his role could have written more stronger.

The Cast

The entire cast of this film has given their best. Vijay Sethupathi is the pillar of this movie that is set on the rural background. Though the story looks templated, it’s Vijay Sethupathi’s performance that makes us sit throughout the movie. Vijay Sethupathi proved his mantle as the best actor with his effortless performance. His body language and looks makes us glued to the screen.

Tanya looks beautiful and gets a meaty role to perform and yes without any doubt she has justified her role through her expressions but one would feel that the she could have dubbed it herself.

The scenes between Vijay Sethupathi and Tanya has worked out really well and the chemistry between them is a delight to watch.

Bobby Simha’s performs well but his role could have been more stronger.

Singam Puli’s comedy evokes laughter and it has worked out well.

The other cast in the film including Pasupathi, Kishore, Kaveri, Renuga gives their best support with their performance.

The Team

This film is technically brilliant. Cinematography by Shakthivel needs a special mention as he has captured the whole set of the rural background well. The Jallikattu scenes needs a special mention as it has captured very colourfully and stays in our eyes even after coming out of the theatres.

Songs by D. Imman dint click well and the song placement were also a minus in this film as it slows down the film. Could have taken more care on it, but the background score was good and it enhanced the scenes.

VT Vijayan’s editing is neat and crisp. Screenplay looks templated, the director could have offered much better film than opting for the age old revenge drama.

Bottom line – One time watchable. Go for it to witness Vijay Sethupathi’s charismatic performance.

Certified Fresh – YES!

Stars – [rating=2.5]