Kaththi Review


Kaththi stars Vijay in dual roles, as soft hearted leader Jeevanantham aka Jeeva and thief Kathiresan aka Kaththi. Story begins when Jeeva is dealing with the problems of farmers in his village being a graduate in Hydrology. On the flip side Cedric Peter Von [Neil Nitin Mukesh], a business man who buys farmer lands and plans to sell them.

Film trolls in an expected way with clash between Jeeva and Cedric. Meanwhile, Kaththi escapes from Kolkatta jail and plans to fly to Bangkock with the help of his friend Ravi. But happens to save his soul mate Jeeva and accept his position to solve farmers burning issue. Romantic side of Kaththi is shown in the interim with Ankita [Samantha]. How Kaththi saves Jeeva? Will he be able to solve villagers problems? Forms the crux of Kaththi...


Vijay has effortlessly carried all the angels, be it be Jeeva or Kaththi. His dance moves, fights and dialogue delivery, just takes the movie a step higher.

Neil Nitin Mukesh takes the center stage after Thalapathy. He looks charming and has given a promising performance along with neat dialogue delivery and perfect dubbing in Tamil. There couldn't be a best debut for him than Kaththi.

Samantha has been given enough scope, as per story line. She has done justice to the role in her comfort zone. Sam looks gorgeous, it could have been much better if she matches Ilayathalapathy's energy, especially while dancing.

Sathish and the age-old grandfathers' had their contribution in the movie.

Technical Analysis:

AR Mmurugadoss is one such smart story teller who can read viewers mind. Coming to Kaththi, it has strong social message that is aptly delivered with Vijay's face. Only lagging part in the film is the first 40 mins, which needs a few trims. Else Editor Sreekar Prasad has done a great job.

Kaththi is a new addition in Anirudh Ravichander's sequential hit list. Background score of the movie is as interesting as his soundtrack.

George C Williams visuals are treat. Intro jail scene and interview scene are well shot. Songs and fights are captured with grand visuals. Effective team work could be seen in the 'Coin flip' fight sequence. Stunts are one more asset for the movie.


Vijay-AR Murugadoss's Kaththi will be much appealing as a story oriented movie than a sleek action thriller. Though the movie has enough portions of romance and comedy, they are just sidelined. So as the songs played speed breakers.

Samantha has nothing to do with the main script. She is been just a glamdoll for the rest. Neil Nitin Mukesh is one more actor from North [Bollywood] who proved his mettle in Kollywood, to be here just like Vidyut Jamwal.

Pre-climax Vijay's speech is something similar to Vikram’s speech in Anniyan and Vijayakanth’s speech in Ramana.