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    U | 2 hrs 25 mins | Romance Thriller
    Release Date : 26 Feb 2016
    Director : Santhosh T N
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    Kanithan is a Tamil action thriller film written and directed by T. N. Santhosh and produced by S. Thanu. The film features Atharvaa and Catherine Tresa in the lead roles, while Sivamani composes the film's music. The film is currently in production.

    Story In Detail

    The story of a group of students, who is wrongly charged by the police for the fake certificate scam, which a crime they didn’t commit. As expected, the plot develops around a lead character who tries to crack the case.

    Gautham (Atharvaa Murali) is an engineering graduate, but works as a TV journalist in a small channel. Interestingly Gautham's dad (Naren) is a newsreader with Doordarshan and his interest is to work at BBC...
    • Santhosh T N
    • Kalaipuli S. Dhanu
    • Drums Sivamani
      Music Director
    • Madhan Karky
    • Na. Muthukumar
    • Filmibeat.com
      Atharvaa is fast becoming an action hero of Tamil cinema as the 27-year-old is convincing in stunt sequences. Playing a reporter, he has shown intent whenever required, which augurs well for Kanithan.

      Catherine Tresa doesn't have mu..
    • Galatta
      Director TN Santhosh is definitely talented and one could feel it with the 90 minutes nonstop mind game and racy action sequences. Of course, the characterizations and scenes have heavy Thuppakki hangover yet the film engages us with the effective ..
    • Indiaglitz
      Atharvaa is a perfect fit for the role of the angry young man who uses his brains and brawn in equal measure and he has the right expressions for all the emotions, making him a cute little package who the girls would root for throughout. Catherine..
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    • days ago
      Atharvaa Murali's Kanithan is a decent action thriller with some well etched out action sequences, intelligent tit for tat game and boring rom-com portions along with plenty of borefest songs. TN Santhosh, director of Kanithan seems to have tweaked his master AR Murugadoss' Thuppakki. The difference is that protagonist is a TV reporter and not a DIA specialist. Instead of sleeper cells, we have fake document gang and as usual, the heroine is a 'loose ponnu'. The characterization of the antagonist in Kanithan too heavily resembles Vidyut Jamwal in Thuppakki. Although the setup and execution are interesting, it gives a feel of watching a rehashed version of Thuppakki. The director also must have trimmed down all the songs because they are totally unnecessary for the film and now, it has turned out to be speed breakers. The bottom-line is Kanithan is a one time watchable action thriller, if the makers trim down the songs, the film might get a 'hit' status.
    • days ago
      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. Verdict - Kanithan is a tautly written thriller by debutant director Santhosh, but it comes with its own share of flaws.
    • days ago
      Not yet seen the movie

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