Agent Kannayiram Movie Review

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  • Runtime: 2 Hours 24 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 25-11-2022
  • Genre: Comedy
2.5 / 5.0

Agent Kannayiram is scripted and directed by Manoj Beedha. It is based on the Telugu film Agent Srinivasa Athreya directed by Swaroop RSJ. Theni Easwar and Saravanan Ramaswamy cranked the camera, and the editing is by Ajay. Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the music. “Santhanam” plays the titular role. The film has a good supporting cast, including Riya Suman, Sruthi Hariharan, Munishkanth Ramdoss, Redin Kingsley, “Pugazh,” “E. Ramdoss,” Guru Somasundaram, “Indhumathy,” Madhan Dhakshinamoorthy, Aadhira Pandilakshmi, and Vanessa Cruez.


Kannayiram is a small-time detective in his town. With the help of his friend, he finds petty cases in his village and longs to get famous. Soon, he lands in a case suggested by his friend. Will he be successful? Will he become famous? The rest of the story deals with it.

Star Performance

Santhanam has tried to do something different, and it is a welcome move. Riya Suman is good with the given role. Pugazh’s performance seems a bit exaggerated. Munishkanth is natural, as usual. He did justice in the emotional scenes. However, the comedy portions didn’t have much impact.


Though the film is a remake of the Telugu film, the director has changed a few sequences to suit Tamil sensibilities. The film starts slowly but picks up the pace after a few scenes. The visuals are good, and the BGM by Yuvan adds strength to the film. There is only one montage song, and thanks to the makers for not inserting songs unnecessarily. Santhanam’s action sequences are decent. Some of the emotional scenes worked out well.

What’s There?

  • Performances of the stars are pretty decent
  • Visuals and BGM are significant support to the film

What’s Not There?

  • There are a few logical loopholes
  • Slow in the beginning


The film has some decent performances. If you are a Santhanam fan, you will definitely like this film. However, the rest of the audience might not be delighted. However, it is a one-time watch!