Kaithi (2019 film)

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Directed byLokesh Kanagaraj
Produced byS. R. Prakashbabu
S. R. Prabhu
Written byLokesh Kanagaraj
George Maryan
Jackie Shroff
Yogi Babu
Music bySam C. S.
CinematographyK. U. Mohanan
Edited byPhilomin Raj

Kaithi (transl. Prisoner) is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language action thriller film written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.[1] The film stars Karthi, Narain and George Maryan. It is produced by S.R. Prakashbabu and S. R. Prabhu under the banner Dream Warrior Pictures and co-produced by Tiruppur Vivek under the banner Vivekananda Pictures.[2][3] The film's soundtrack was composed by Sam C. S.; Philomin Raj handled the editing, while K. U. Mohanan was the cinematographer.

Principal photography for Kaithi commenced in December 2018.[4]



The announcement of this film was revealed around 12 December 2018 and the filming began around late December 2018.[5] The film marks the second film for director Lokesh after previously directing Maanagaram in 2017.[1] The filmmakers revealed that the film does not have a female lead with Karthi signed in to play the role of a prisoner which the title of the film itself reveals.[6] The portions of the film were shot around Chennai and in Tirunelveli.[7][8] The first look poster of the film was unveiled on 6 March 2019.[9][10]


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  3. ^ ChennaiDecember 12, India Today Web Desk; December 12, 2018UPDATED:; Ist, 2018 18:30. "Karthi teams up with Maanagaram director Lokesh Kanagaraj". India Today. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
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  6. ^ "Karthi plays a prisoner in 'Kaithi'". Sify. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
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  8. ^ "Shooting for Karthi-Lokesh Kanagaraj film begins in Tenkasi". www.thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  9. ^ "Kaithi First Look: Karthi Promises 'A Full Fledged Action Thriller'". News18. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  10. ^ "Kaithi first look: Karthi promises an intense action thriller". The Indian Express. 2019-03-08. Retrieved 2019-03-11.