In & Out
Lokesh Kanagaraj, who left his imprint in a strong manner in his maiden directorial vehicle ‘Maanagaram’, impresses us once again in ‘Kaithi’, which has Karthi in the lead role.
The movie, which is a pure genre film, is an adrenaline-pumping adventure ride that arrests the audience from the very first scene till the climax. This is mainly due to the script and execution of Lokesh, performance by lead actors especially Karthi and the technical departments.
Dilli (Karthi), a longtime prisoner, is released from jail due to his good conduct. He is keen to meet his daughter, who grows up in a home for the orphans.
A team of policemen led by Bejoy (Narain) makes a prize catch of a huge amount of cocaine and hides it in a secret chamber in the Commissioner’s office. The drug smuggling gang’s boss too is arrested.
The gang decides to teach a lesson to the police team which seized the drugs and arrested its boss. The drinks of police officials are spiked and all of them except Bejoy (he doesn’t drink due to an injury) are under sedation.
Bejoy seeks the help of Dilli to transport the inebriated cops to a safe place. In the meantime, the gang tries to attack the police personnel and a police station to free their boss.
The rest is all about whether Dilli, who is about to meet his daughter the next day, is able to help the police and unite with his daughter.
Trust Karthi and he delivers a solid performance. Narain gets a strong role after a long time, while the rest of the cast, including George Mariyan and the young girl who plays Karthi’s daughter, are delight to watch.
Sathyan Sooryan has elevated the movie to a different league with his cinematography, while Sam CS’ music aptly adds to the mood. Philomin Raj’s editing is another plus point.
Though the movie is racy, certain stunt scenes could have been avoided or reworked. Having said that, we should admit that Kaithi is one of the best action-filled racy entertainers in the recent times.