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Kanithan
2D

Kanithan

26 Feb, 2016
2 hrs 25 mins
70%
2,403 votes
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Kanithan is an action thriller that throws light on the issue of fake certificates. Atharvaa and Catherine both play the role of journalists in the film and the story has been told via these characters.
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TN Santhosh, the director of Kanithan is a former assistant of AR Murugadoss, so it is not surprising that the film bears resemblances to his guru`s films. The framework of the plot - the hero trying to discover the villain`s identity even as the villain is trying to track him down - is similar to the one in Thuppakki (even Ghajini and Ramana involve this set-up but on a minor level); a point made about the villain`s men having a presence all over the state brings to mind Ramana, where it was the hero who had eyes everywhere; there is even a scene where the hero is looked down upon because he speaks broken English, which finds resonance in a scene from 7aum Arivu, where the heroine blasts a group of men for making disparaging remarks on Tamil. And the director is competent enough and the visuals are slick (thanks to cinematographer Arvind Krishna) that the film manages to be engaging... for a while. ...Read full review
AR Murugadoss`s protege TN Santhosh makes his directorial debut with Kanithan, a suspense action thriller about a television reporter who tries to bring down a fake document criminal gang. As far as these suspense action genre goes, when the film provides a right mix of commercial elements, it is bound to work big. So has the mathematician (Kanithan) got his calculations right? Glance down to find out. ...Read full review
Kanithan is definitely entertaining and has all the commercial elements coupled with an interesting plot. A tighter screenplay by director TN Santhosh sans the formulaic way of making a Tamil film would`ve made this, more than just watchable. ...Read full review