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Directed by : T. N. Santhosh

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  • Critics Rating 2.1/5
  • MJ Rating 2.9/5
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Kanithan is an Tamil action-thriller film starring Atharvaa the lead role.


“Kanithan is a fairly watchable action thriller with its share of flaws.”

Kanithan Credit & Casting

Catherine Tresa


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Kanithan Audience Review

Kanithan is yet another infamous 'All style, but no substance' flick

| by Mukesh Kumar |
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The director Santhosh has tried to showcase the ignominious side of the society where those ruthless set of people who forge the documents and certificates and spoil the career of those students, which deserves a pat on the back, to be honest.

But the thing is, there's a lotta deviation in the plot and the song sequences are irrelevant and completely makes you feel perplexed as to why that song is even there in the first place. Suhc horrendous song placements throughout has just sucked the soul out of this movie which could've well been an uber-cool & techy-savvy flick if not for the mistakes.

Atharvaa has managed to get the attention of the audience in most of the scenes, and looks quite elegant in the songs nad has indeed put his everything into the movie, But still, the cast could have been different than the mundane set of supporting actors.

Catherine Tresa has literally let down the audience with her irritating so called cute looks, and spoils the flow of the movie. Bhagyaraj's star value was a stellar addition, that was let go without making any impact sadly.

Technically the movie was so bloody rich. Cinematography by Arvind Krishna & editing by Bhuvan made sure that movie was high on finnesse and complexion. Though the editing could've been more crispier to be honest, I just felt he got it right in most of the other aspects. Experimental score by Sivamani worked out but the songs were a sheer disaster.

In the culmination it leaves you to wonder whether you're watching Thupakki / Katthi / Arima Nambi, and when you walk out of the theatre, you feel you've wasted 150 bucks. Highly disappointing wannabe intense action thriller.

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