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Kaththi (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 21 October 2014 (USA)
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Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a monstrous MNC company to restore farming. Because of destiny, Kathiresan impersonates Jeevanandham and leads the war.

Director:

A.R. Murugadoss

Writers:

A.R. Murugadoss (dialogue), A.R. Murugadoss (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Vijay ... Kathiresan / Jeevanantham
Samantha Ruth Prabhu ... Ankitha
Neil Nitin Mukesh ... Cedric Peter Von
Tota Roy Chowdhury ... Vivek Banerjee
Sathish ... Dhanu (as Satish)
Rupesh Gupta Rupesh Gupta
Veera Santhanam Veera Santhanam ... Old Villager
Tamiko Brownlee ... Jennifer
Elisabeth P. Carpenter ... Katherine
A.R. Murugadoss ... Cameo Appearance
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Venkat Mohan Venkat Mohan
Sudip Mukherjee Sudip Mukherjee ... Police Officer
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Storyline

A multinational company tries to forcefully take over a village that was once a fertile agricultural land to make way for its commercial projects. Jeevanantham, a Hydrology Grad and probably the most educated person in the village, takes the fight to the MNC and vows to reclaim what's their own. Does he deliver on his promise? Do his efforts bear fruit? - The answers form the crux of this sensitive-issue themed flick. Written by PipingHotViews

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

21 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Knife See more »

Filming Locations:

Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$674,359
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A remake of this film is in progress. See more »

Goofs

When Ankita visits her Grandfather, a burning candle can be seen behind them. It goes off a split second later without anyone/anything disturbing it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to reduce scenes of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Amar Akbar Anthony (2015) See more »

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Produced by Anirudh Ravichander
Performed by Joseph Vijay & Sunidhi Chauhan
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A real heroism and an outrageous performances by every one!!!
22 October 2014 | by soorujose619See all my reviews

"Straight of the sheath, Kaththi is sharp most of the time, but not always. AR Murgadoss has come out with a film which has a neat social message, packaged well with mass entertainment elements. Vijay carries the film in a tricky dual role, which brings out the star in him whether doing comedy, romance, songs, fights and emotional scenes".

The film's story revolves around Vijay's dual characters – Jeevanandham and Kathiresan. Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a large corporate, which is planning to usurp the fertile lands of the farmers. On the other hand, Kathiresan is a thief who has escaped jail and is on the run. How Kathiresan steps into Jeevanandham's shoes and leads the fight against the corporate forms the crux of the story.

"Vijay as Jeevanandham & Kathiresan has delivered a lifetime performance, and showed a brilliant variety in both the roles, albeit not even a great makeover between both the roles,"

"Technically, Kaththi is a storm. The film possesses stunning visuals thanks to George C. Williams. Editing by Sreekar Passed is neat, yet a few trims in the first half would have stepped on the pedal. The art direction is surreal, and the stunts do bring up the ante, especially the coin flip fight sequence.

Don't miss this one!!!


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