Cast: Atharva, Catherine Tresa, Tarun Arora
Direction: TN Santhosh
Screenplay: TN Santhosh
Story: TN Santhosh
Music: Drums Sivamani
Background score: Drums Sivamani
Production: Kalaipuli S Thanu
Kanithan comes under the action thriller category. The film had gained more popularity after its trailer had released.Director T.N Santhosh who had worked as AR Murgadoss ‘s assistant also added hype to the movie. Did the movie live up to the hype created?
The story is about a television reporter who tries to bring down a fake document criminal gang. The plot is interesting because it revolves around fake certificate printing. The movie starts with Gautham(Atharva) being arrested by cops making use of a fake certificate (which was not made by him) to get a TV reporter job. Just like the other innocent people who were arrested he tries to justifies he has not done anything wrong.
Gautham is later given bail. That is when he decides to prove himself innocent by tracking down the whole network which is responsible for this act. He starts his investigation with the help of his friends who work like a team, and uses his media influence. Was Gautham successful in tracking the group you’ll have to see the movie to find that out!
Speaking of performances:-
Atharva has done a neat job of playing his role. He had done justice to the role of playing a reporter. K bhagayaraj, Karunakaran and Sunder Ramu had important roles to play in the story which was played well by all three especially Karunakaran. Catherine Tersa (Anu) played the love interest of Gautham, she did not have such a powerful role in this movie. The villain Tarun Arora was a perfect choice for his role. He played the stylish and classy villain which was just needed for this type of a film.
For a debut director T.N Santhosh has done a neat job of taking this commercial thriller. Although there were a lot of scenes which were similar to Vijay and ARM’s Thuppaki, especially the investigation and action sequences. The screenplay was also really similar to Thuppaki. Music scored by Sivamani could have been better songs were below a average and the background score could have been more classy. Placement of songs were the major disadvantage of this film.
VERDICT:- A film which has a fresh and interesting plot could have been a well made commercial film if it weren’t for the bad song timings. Leaving that aside Kanithan is a type of an action thriller movie you’ll enjoy and watch.