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Kanithan Review

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 news. He tries to gain the love of his boss's daughter (Catherine Tresa) and they get love with each other.

When everything goes well, Gautham gets arrested by cops for cheating bank from getting lakhs of rupees with fake documents and degree certificates. The rest of the film is all about how Gautham tracks down the mastermind behind the fake certificate scam. To be watched on big screen.


The project materialised in October 2013, with producer S. Thanu revealing that Atharvaa and Catherine Tresa were signed on by his production house to feature in a film directed by Santhosh, with music by Sivamani and camera work by Arvind Krishna.

The shoot began progressing in December 2013, with a first look poster being revealed the following month. In April 2014, it was reported that Jackie Shroff plays the villain in the film, though he was later replaced by Tarun Arora.


Drums Sivamani compose music for this movie, the music album has six songs. Lyricists Madhan Karky, Navin, and Pulamaipithan penned for the songs. The Audio was released on 27th Jan, 2016.