Kaithi Movie Review from Overseas – A milestone movie in Karthi’s career, An edge of a seat thriller for this festive season

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Kaithi is a rough and realistic movie, a contradiction to vfx filled Bigil movie. Kaithi can be classified as an edge of a seat thriller. Kudos to Karthi for choosing a film with no heroines or songs but has given a commendable performance where we root for the characters of this movie. Lokesh Kanagaraj’s first movie was a super-hit, this movie falls under the thriller category but technically sound and better than his first movie. This movie should be Karthi’s career best and would increase his expectations for his next Maniratnam movie “Ponniyin Selvan”.

We had the opportunity to watch Kaithi overseas and this is our short review of the movie. Kaithi is one of the finest thrillers you can watch in recent times. The screenplay is done very well. Need more movies based on screenplay. Directors treatment to the subject is worth applauding. All we can say is,go for it.

What Is Good

  • Karthi
  • Action Scenes
  • Cinematography
  • Tight Screenplay

    What Is Bad

  • Not everyone’s cup of tea
  • All the scenes are in dark and at times it doesn’t work

    After being seen in the romantic entertainer Dev and it’s disastrous result, promising hero Karthi is back on screen with Kaithi directed by Managaram fame Lokesh Kanagaraj. Here’s team AP Herald’s exclusive first on net Kaithi review. Set in a night at the backdrop of a prison, Kaithi is about a planned jailbreak and prisoner Dilli (Karthi) forced to team up with an injured cop Bejoy (Narain)and together they have to overcome the deadly evils like Arjun Das and Ramana who are planning a drug transport. Was Dilli successful in his attempt and was he able to meet his daughter after 10 years is what Kaithi is all about.

    Star Performance
    Karthi is back in Paruthi veeran mode and is in full form as the rustic, mass Dilli and he’s perfectly cast the prisoner turned savior who is massy as the action hero. Narain as the cop exhibits perfect body language and is apt. Arjun Das is menacing, while the rest of the cast including Kanna, Vatsan, George are adequate.

    Techinical Team
    The background score by Sam CS is pulsating and raises the action sequences to another level. Sathyan Sooriyan’s top-notch cinematography captures action sequences well and taut editing by Philomin Raj makes the movie gripping. The action scenes, in particular, deserves a huge round of applause as they are spine-chilling. There’s no separate romance track or any heroine and the tight screenplay with crisp editing is an absolute treat to watch. Producer SR Prabhu deserves a special mention for some rich production values.

    Director Lokesh Kanagaraj has yet again taken up an interesting theme and uses Karthi’s potential as an action hero to the fullest. The screenplay is gripping and gets into tense mode right from the word go, and the situations are built well such that there are no lags. The well-choreographed stunts and cinematography guarantee goosebumps, and kudos to Karthi for opting for a movie without songs and heroine and achieving success with superb performance, great supporting acts, stunning action, and perfect screenplay.

    Kollywood’s two big films Bigil and Kaithi release today. While Bigil stars Vijay in the lead role, Kaithi will see Karthi playing the protagonist. Both films belong to different genres but will see some competition on Deepavali weekend. Bigil is a sports drama that brings back the magical actor-director duo of Vijay and Atlee. The two have previously worked on Mersal (2017) and Theri (2016). Bigil has Vijay playing two roles – one of a young man who coaches a women’s football team, and another one of being a local don.

    Ever since the release of the trailer, fans are patiently waiting for the film’s release. The film’s tickets are being sold at higher prices in many theaters. On the other hand, Kaithi’s trailer has grabbed eyeballs for presenting Karthi in a different angry-young-man avatar. The film is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Kaithi, an action thriller, also has Ramana, Anjadhey-fame Naren and George Mariyaan, in pivotal roles. This prison break drama, shot in and around Tirunelveli and Chennai, has music by Sam CS, and camera work by Sathyan Sooryan.


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