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 much to do in this flick, except for flaunting her glamorous side. Kanithan takes its time to get into the core plot, which is unwelcome at the beginning. The movie then moves in the fast lane with the prospect of a thrilling finish.
Overall View: 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.
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 portions.
Atharvaa Murali has all necessary qualities to become a mass action hero. Catherine Tresa looks cute in the movie but sadly has nothing much to perform.
Overall, Kanithan tries hard to satisfy multiple agendas that telling an interesting story becomes secondary to everything else.
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 Tresa as the heroine looks fetching, but has little to do other than hang around the hero and dance for the two songs.
Director T.N. Santhosh has ambitions of exposing the fake educations certificate racket that is very much prevalent in the country, but while transferring the story onto celluloid has missed the mark here and there.
Verdict : Watch ‘Kanithan’ for Atharvaa Murali and the well choreographed action sequences.
Despite a few logical loopholes and the film’s lengthy run time, Kanithan manages to impress you. Atharvaa is perfect as the solo action hero. He looks dashing, emotes well and dances very well.
Although Tarun Arora’s portrayal of the antagonist isn’t tough enough, his performance is noteworthy. Kanithan is a slick, action-packed film that is sure to thrill you. Watch this film if you love crime-thrillers, and if you’re a fan of Atharvaa.
Verdict: Kanithan is a action-packed film that is sure to thrill you