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Directed by : T. N. Santhosh

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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.”

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Kanithan Review- A tautly written thriller with its own share of flaws

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If you manage to tolerate the first 30 minutes of Kanithan, which are nothing but quite boring and monotonous romantic sequences, you are in for an exciting next 90 minutes in the movie with interesting twists and turns transcending you into the world of counterfeit certification.

Santhosh has laced a good screenplay by gathering various real-life stories and come up with a solid source material which keeps you on the edge of your toes for most part of its running time. The pre-interval block pans out nicely with a superb stage set for the second half.

Atharvaa as the brainy reporter shines his role as Gowtham and Catherine Tresa as Anu just serves the purpose of the role. One could easily draw comparisons between Kanithan and various AR Murugadoss films including the screenplay and editing pattern thanks to the long-standing tutelage of director Santhosh under ARM.

Except for the dreary 15 minute sequence in the second half before the fag end of the climax, Kanithan is mostly an intriguing and enjoyable thriller on the big screen.