Kaithi (2019) – Movie Review

Kaithi is a Tamil-language action thriller film directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Kanagaraj and Pon Parthiban has written the film. The core plot of the film is reportedly inspired by the film Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). The film is available on Disney+ Hotstar for streaming.

The film follows Dilli (Karthi), a recently released prisoner, who becomes involved in a criminal conspiracy. Now, Dilli must help Bejoy (Narain), the only conscious cop, and must race against time to drive poisoned cops to the hospital in exchange for meeting his daughter.

Kaithi is a film that showcases Indian filmmaking at its best. The story and screenplay of the film are very refreshing and captivating. From the start till the end, there are hardly any dull moments in the film. The stunning performance of Karthi as a lead character makes it an engaging watch. The story of the film has a heart, and all the characters are compelling, that we actually start caring for them. The film also has a lovely underlying father-daughter arc to the story which works really well in the climax. Along with a good story and gripping drama, Kaithi is a solid action-thriller and it will be a treat for action movie lovers. The directing, lighting, camera work are all top-notch. And, the excellent background score heightens the overall thrilling experience of the film.

Verdict : In all the aspects the film is outstanding and a must-watch. And, the film has the power to deliver outstanding all-ages entertainment.

Rating : 4.3/5

Check the trailer here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g79CvhHaj5I

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