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Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 29 December 2016 (India)
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A police officer retires after he loses his right leg in an accident while investigating a case. Five years later, he is forced to relive his past as he narrates the story to his friend's son.

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Karthick Naren

Writer:

Karthick Naren
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Credited cast:
Rahman ... Deepak
Prakash Raghavan Prakash Raghavan ... Gautham (as Prakash Vijayaraghavan)
Sharath Kumar Sharath Kumar ... The paperboy
Santhosh Krishna Santhosh Krishna ... Fabian
Praveen Praveen ... Manoj
Bala Hasan Bala Hasan ... Prem
Vinod Varma Vinod Varma ... Krish
Ashwin Kumar ... Aspiring IPS officer
Kunal Kaushik Kunal Kaushik ... Rajiv
Anjana Jayaprakash Anjana Jayaprakash ... Vaishnavi
Yaashika Aanand ... Shruti
Delhi Ganesh ... Sriram
Karthick Naren ... The filmmaker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karthikeyan Palanisamy Karthikeyan Palanisamy ... Melvin
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Deepak is an retired police officer. He meets an young man who is interested in joining IPS. The young guy asks about the case of a mystry killer in which deepak lost his leg and his career. Thus he explains about the unsolved mystry case. But in the end the case is solved by the young man, and deepak meets his ultimate end.

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29 December 2016 (India) See more »

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The director Karthick Naren dropped out of his engineering college in 3rd year to pursue film making as his career and made 5 short films before directing D 16. See more »

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Deepak and Gautham find the Newspaperman at Fabian's house. They however do not feel the need to question the Newspaperman about what he was doing there till Mano reports the facts later that day. See more »

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Kaatril Oru Rajaali
Written by Mani Amudhavan
Performed by Lawrence, Kavita Thomas
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One of the best thrillers in recent times in Kollywood.
9 January 2017 | by aniseprakashSee all my reviews

D-16, one of the best thrillers in the recent times. Directed by the debutant Karthick Naren. Debutant? Yes, one would wonder how this is possible by a debutant. Karthick directing his first movie has done an exceptional job.

The first crime scene might seem average, but there on it's entirely a different movie. Each and every scene is planned to perfection and keeps the audience engaged till the end. Suspense is what Karthick masters, he keeps everyone guessing till it is unraveled.

Rahman as Deepak has justified his role. His Malayalam dipped slang might seem a bit unfit but it doesn't over shadow his acting. The story was narrated from Rahman's point of view. Almost all the other faces are new. Everyone has done an exceptional job.

Characterization was another plus no unwanted or annoying characters. Every character has contributed something to the plot. The background score by Jakes Bejoy has travelled along the movie that plants each and every scene in mind. Cinematography is another technical aspect that lifts the movie. Sujith Sarang with the camera has to be lauded for his efforts.

It's a nail biter one might find travelling along the story till the very end. Karthick is another find for Kollywood. When we leave the movie halls we might still feel suspense circling our heads (Few twists have been left to be judged by the audience).


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