Kanithan starring Atharvaa Murali and Catherine Tresa was supposed to release in 2015 but got delayed due to some reasons It has finally hit the screens now

Kanithan Movie Review

Kanithan Movie Review English Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Kanithan Review"
Runtime: 2 Hours 25 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 25-02-2016
Genre: Thriller
3 / 5.0



Kanithan, starring Atharvaa Murali and Catherine Tresa, was supposed to release in 2015 but got delayed due to some reasons. It has finally hit the screens now. And for Atharvaa, who would be elated with the success of Eeti, would surely have high expectations on Kanithan. Let’s see what this mathematician has in store for us.


A team of students are blamed by the police for a fake certificate felony in which they are not involved. The protagonist, Atharvaa Murali, who is a member of the group, volunteers to seek justice. Atharvaa also works as a TV journalist.

Star Performances

Atharvaa looks charming on screen and essays a meaty role with utmost conviction. And he shakes his legs well too. The fans of Atharvaa would surely be satisfied with his performance. Bollywood actor Tarun Arora, who plays the baddie, intimidates us with his menacing looks. Nowadays Kollywood gets to see stylish villains and Tarun Arora is an addition to this list. Catherine Tresa is good at glamour but she doesn’t have scope to perform. Karunakaran and K Bhagyaraj give convincing performances.


T.N. Santhosh, the director of Kanithan, was assisting A R Murugadoss before taking up direction. And so it is no surprise that Kanithan has similarities to Santhosh’s mentor’s Thuppaki.

Kanithan talks about fake certificate fraud. 

What’s there?

  • The movie has a gripping and novel plot. 
  • Action sequences are choreographed well by Dhilip Subbarayan.
  • The cinematography of Arvind Krishna strengthens the film.
  • Bhuvan Srinivasan’s editing helps to maintain a good pace. 
  • Though the movie has suspense elements, the film manages to give one the right dosage of entertainment. 
  • The rift between the protagonist and the villain is executed well. 
  • Though the movie is in predictable lines the way it is presented compensates for it. 

What’s not there?

  • The songs seem to be irrelevant. 
  • Certain roles could have been etched in a better manner. 
  • The romance and comedy elements don’t work for the film.


Kanithan is interspersed with all the necessary elements that are required to make it watchable once. However, the absence of a standard way of film making would have made it even better.