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Directed byGuhan Senniappan
Produced byEntertainment Brothers
Written byGuhan Senniappan
StarringBenito Franklin
Sanam Shetty
Karthik Yogi
Mathivanan Rajendran
Music byVishal Chandrasekhar
Edited byKishore T. E.
Entertainment Brothers
Distributed bySri Thenandal Films
Release date
18 March 2016
Running time

Sawaari is a 2016 Indian Tamil road psychological thriller film written and directed by Guhan Senniappan. The film features Benito Franklin, Sanam Shetty, Karthik Yogi, and Mathivanan Rajendran in the leading roles, with Vishal Chandrasekhar composing the film's music. Distributed by Sri Thenandal Films, the film theatrically released on 18 March 2016.[1]


The movie starts with a police investigation of a triple murder that is suspected to have been done by a psycho serial killer. The investigating officer, ACP Solomon (Benito Franklin) is about to get married the next day and tries to take a break by subordinating the investigation. On a parallel side, Ravi (Karthik Yogi) is on the road to deliver a car (a Contessa classic 1990 model) to an MLA at Nellore. Solomon's car breaks down, and he hitchhikes with Ravi. The rest of the story revolves on how the psycho killer is identified in the road trip they take from Chennai to Nellore.[2]


  • Benito Franklin as ACP Solomon
  • Sanam Shetty as Jeni
  • Karthik Yogi as Ravi
  • Mathivanan Rajendran as Mathi
  • Ramdoss as Sathish
  • T. M. Karthik
  • Kavithalaya Krishnan
  • Raja Rani Pandian as Inspector Ganesan
  • Lollu Sabha Easter as MLA's Personal Assistant
  • Gajaraj as Commissioner Gajaraj
  • Janan Jacob as Sub-Inspector Abdul Sukhoor
  • Pradeep as Psychiatrist Frederick
  • RJ Bharath as RJ
  • Naveen Chandran


The film marked the debut of director Guhan Senniappan, who had finished as a runner up in the reality show Naalaya Iyakkunar's third edition. Vishal Chandrasekhar was signed on to compose the film's music, while Chezhiyan and Kishore worked on the cinematography and editing for the project, with Sawaari, become Kishore's final project to release after his death in 2015.[3][4][5] Guhan described the film as a "psycho thriller" featuring a predominantly new cast of Benito Franklin, Karthik Yogi and Mathivanan Rajendran.[6] Beginning production in January 2014, the team shot scenes in Mahabalipuram and carried on filming throughout 2014, before beginning promotions in early 2015.[7]

The delay of the film's release meant that director Guhan moved on to begin work on another project titled Kanneer Anjali in 2015. Sri Thenandal Films later picked up the project in February 2015 and prepared it for a release.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Sawaari has received generally positive reviews from critics. Malini Mannath from The New Indian Express in her review: "The plot follows the road journey of three main characters as they try to reach their respective goals. While the first half is refreshing, with a promise of exciting possibilities that could happen on the trip, the second falls short of what one had been led to expect", 'The director maintaining a racy pace'. Behindwoods rated 2.25 out of 5 stars with the verdict "Sawaari is a decent movie for the budget in which it was made. Fairly engaging crime thriller!." IMDb rated 6.5 out of 10 stars.


The soundtrack was composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar, Vishal received critical acclaim for his work in Siddharth's Jil Jung Juk (2015), and recorded songs featuring music composers Anirudh Ravichander, Santhosh Narayanan and Sean Roldan in the album. The song "Shoot the Kuruvi" became well noticed, while for another song "Red Roadu", Vishal worked on a mix between 1950s swing and EDM for the tune. He was recently worked on Aagam, and Krishna gaadi veera prema gaatha featuring Nani. He is now working on several projects like Thaami means selfie and Simba.

Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerVishal Chandrasekhar
Vishal Chandrasekhar chronology
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha
1."June Malargalin"Naresh Iyer4:45
2."Ennai Theriyuma"Sudeep, Vishal Chandrasekhar3:20
3."Paani Poori"Teejay Arunachalam2:58
4."Escape Theme"Vishal Chandrasekhar0:48
5."Power of Ponmala Theme"Vishal Chandrasekhar1:12
Total length:14:05



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